Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by Monoprice, a online technology retailer. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Monoprice, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.

 

Premise

My affiliate company reached out to me about Monoprice, so this review was originally to be strictly on the website and travel products such as the Universal Travel Adapter. However, a quick review of news found some cool articles about a 3D printer made by Monoprice, for under $200!

 

Website & Travel

The website is surprisingly clean, without a billion products cluttering up the home page. Calming aesthetics, a “daily deal” type promotion, and initial interface make for easy shopping. Monoprice sells generics branded as private label products, as well as name brand products, based in Southern California. They do have a sparse selection of travel products, ranging from headsets to backpacks and travel adapters. The first product, a “Compact Cube Universal Travel Adapter”, caught my eye, at just $7! I remember buying a much larger one many years ago for something like $50, so I was surprised to see one so cheap.

Monoprice caters to business customers (with special business member pricing), which is not entirely clear. Note the quantity discounts a la Jet.com – 2-9 gets 2% off, with a maximum 10% off at 50 or more. I don’t entirely understand the tiers (Bronze to VIP) since they aren’t earned based on spend, but rather the quantity you choose.

Their order checkout process is also interesting, with a quick order section (add multiple products by their item # quickly to cart) and “create a quote” option for business invoicing. Along with the bevy of checkout options (Paypal, Paypal Credit, Masterpass, Visa Checkout, Amazon Pay) it starts to look very cluttered.

 

 

Monoprice Special deal.

Affordable 3D Printer?

$150. Dirt Cheap. Parallels the rapid price deflation of computers, hard drives, technology you name it (except apple of course).

An eBay exclusive Monoprice offer: MP i3 3D Printer, $150, shipped, Over 200 already sold. Of course, it’s a basic product, but comes with 30-day money back guarantee. If I had any interest in 3D printing things (since I already have too much stuff in my place) I would spring for this deal immediately.

This 3D printer comes fully assembled, with a microSD card with templates. Very straightforward, learn how to make your own, using generic filament to create your 3D dreams. Of course, for this price it’s compact – 120 x 135 and 100mm maximum print area. It sounds tempting – definitely something for more research if I was serious about acquiring such a starter-set 3D printer. Comparable ones (maybe a newer version) list on Monoprice for $200-$300.

 

Conclusion

Monoprice, in my opinion, is not a terribly well known brand, but most likely because it caters to the professional and business sectors, since their consumer portal isn’t the friendliest and could be improved. They have a wide variety of products and is worth checking out.

 

 

Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by Monoprice, a online technology retailer. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Monoprice, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.

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