We usually report on exciting new launches, such as the new Dell Latitude 13 700 tablet/laptop with its impressive tech specs sheet, but today we’ve got a new product that was launched yesterday and we must say, we haven’t been so excited about a computer in a long time. The Kano computer kit is just that, a kit that provides you with everything you need to build your own computer. Oh yeah, it’s targeted at kids, but that sounds like too much fun to let the kids enjoy this all by themselves, doesn’t it?
Kano Computer Kit
Most kids these days know how to surf the web and are pretty gadget-oriented, but a company called Kano is trying to introduce kids even more into the tech world, by introducing a computer kit that the child can assemble themselves. The end product is going to be a functional personal computer that the child can use for games and programming. Yes, Kano will even teach your child how to do a little programming!
The Kano computer kit costs $150 (free shipping!) and it includes a solar-powered keyboard, a small speaker and bits and pieces that snap together to form a computer. The only downside of the Kano computer kit is the fact that it doesn’t come with a monitor. Think how much more expensive it would have been! It can connect to any type of monitor and even a television set, though.
Once assembles, Kano will teach kids (and adults) how to code, by making simple modifications to games such as Pong and Snake. It does more than just look nice and teach kids stuff, it can also do what a normal computer does, go online, stream videos and music, send mails and much more.
The Kano computer kit is aimed at kids of ages between 6 and 14, but young adults could very well love this things also.
What are your thoughts on the Kano computer kit? Are you going to get one for your kid or for yourself?