Forthcoming laser engraver will also have 3D printing functions – and be priced at $99
There is always something psychologically fulfilling about any gadget having a sub-£100 or sub-$100 price point. In 1980, Clive Sinclair’s ZX80 sold for £99.95 in assembled form and became the first sub-£100 home computer. The impact it had on the computer age was immediate, leading to a successful follow-up (the ZX81) and the even more successful Sinclair ZX Spectrum. This year, we could see the first sub-$100 laser engraver and a Kickstarter campaign has begun.