The 7 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time

6. Makerbot Replicator


The holy age of 3-D printers is upon us and Makerbot Replicator was the first one to popularize the device among the masses. It may not have been the best of its kind, but its cheaper price made it easier for people to buy it. This printer used technology similar to inkjet printers to model hot plastic into 3-D shapes.