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The Micro is an easy to use US$300 3D printer designed for everyone

This could very well be your first jump into the wondrous world of 3D printing

3D printers have been around for quite some time now, but like 4K TVs, we’ve yet to see them invade our homes.

The Micro is looking to change that with its affordable US$300 price tag and user-friendly design.

Easy on the eyes, The Micro offers plenty of design tweaks to ensure a less stressful printing experience.

For starters, the plastic filament spools fit inside The Micro itself, as opposed to attaching precariously on the outside within reach of renegade children and dogs with an appetite for destruction.

Coupled with its desk-friendly dimensions and 1kg weight, The Micro is easily portable and should be good to go within minutes of tearing open its box.

On the actual 3D printing side of things, The Micro features a motion chip for automatic levelling and calibration, along with self-lubricating carbon fibre rods and a ceramic heater for rapidly heating up.

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Esat has been a gadget fan ever since his tiny four-year-old brain was captivated by a sound-activated dancing sunflower. From there it was a natural progression to a Sega Mega Drive, a brief obsession with hedgehogs, and a love for all things tech. After 7 years as a writer and deputy editor for Stuff, Esat ventured out into the corporate world, spending three years as Editor of Microsoft's European News Centre. Now a freelance writer, his appetite for shiny gadgets has no bounds. Oh, and like all good human beings, he's very fond of cats.