You might be skeptical at its $220 price point, but the diminutive Monoprice Select Mini V2 delivers. With its small but usable build volume and impressive feature set it brings tremendous utility to the table.
The steel body is unexpectedly sturdy, and the heated bed is insulated with a textured build surface. It also sports a simple 3.7″ display with a functional knob-controlled interface. You can print from the microSD slot, USB, or even Wi-Fi. There’s also a remarkably robust online community.
Printing ABS can be a challenge since the bed temperature maxes out at 60°C, and proprietary firmware and onboard controls may be a sticking point, although there are workarounds. Whether you’re looking for a first printer or a secondary standby, you can’t go wrong with the Select Mini V2.
|Monoprice Select Mini v2||Monoprice|
|Price as Tested:||$220|
|Bed Style:||Heated, insulated with textured build surface|
|Temp Control:||Yes, extruder (250°C max); bed (60°C max)|
|Print Untethered:||Yes, Wi-Fi, microSD card|
|Onboard Controls:||Yes, 3.7" color IPS display|
|OS:||Mac, Windows, Linux|
|Open Software:||Yes, Cura is AGPLv3|