Going further up the pricing scale, MakerBot's new two-color 3D printer is one of the most exciting products in its category.
For those willing to invest the time and the money, the MakerBot Replicator will provide the most powerful consumer 3D printing experience available.
MakerBot announces the availability of the fifth-generation Replicator Mini Compact 3D printer, which retails for $1,375.
The Fujitsu Port Replicator offers a decent array of ports, but not much more.
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In an interview with CNET amid the final days of CES 2014, MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis makes the bold claim that his company's new $1,375 Replicator Mini marks a pivotal point in taking 3D printing mainstream.
At CES 2014 Makerbot has revealed a simplified consumer version of the Replicator boasting "one-touch 3D printing".
At CES 2014, Chevrolet showed off its new App Shop, a means by which vehicle owners can add features to their cars through apps.
Toshiba's Advanced Port Replicator III is compact and offers more ports than any other setup, but it's not easy to attach.
The simple Sony VAIO Port Replicator does the little things well but doesn't do enough for the money.
The popular 3D printer will come with three of Adafruit's most popular open-source hardware kits.