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Raves and reviews of Kano, kits and more

Wired

There couldn't be a better time ... Repairable, cheap, runs Windows.

Wired

Engadget

A next-generation PC that’s ready for store shelves and post-lockdown classrooms.

Engadget

Seeking Alpha

PCs will now ship to schools with the premium Windows 10 Pro.

Seeking Alpha

The Verge

Performance that’s on par with other entry-level laptops from companies like Acer or HP.

The Verge

Axios

Performs much better than many laptops that sell for $400, $500 or more.

Axios

Ars Technica

Microsoft and Kano teamed up to battle Chrome OS

Ars Technica

PCmag.com

The tablet can teach the child about the inner-workings of a computer, and also how to code through the different apps onboard the device. Kano and Microsoft, are supporting the product with ‘hundreds of hours of curriculum.’

PCmag.com

Cnet

Your kid’s next buildable project might very well be a full-blown two-in-one laptop that’s running Windows.

Cnet

The Verge

Everything about the Kano PC, from the transparent backing that reveals the modular pieces of the computer, to the included apps that encourage tinkering with sound and touch, is designed ‘specifically for the 21st century classroom.’

The Verge

The Next Web

Kano is a company best known for its build-it-yourself Linux computers, which are primarily targeted at education users. But today, its direction changed somewhat with the announcement of a new Windows-based machine, which will go on sale later this year.

The Next Web

Venture Beat

Microsoft is partnering with DIY computer kit maker Kano to launch a new build-your-own PC. The Kano PC, as the device will be known, follows on a similar trajectory to previous Kano kits, including the $280 touchscreen-enabled Computer Kit Touch it launched last year and the $150 Computer Kit that connects with any television screen.

Venture Beat

Engadget

Kano is graduating from Raspberry Pi boards. Today, the company is announcing a partnership with Microsoft and unveiling its first build-it-yourself computer that officially runs Windows 10. The aptly-named Kano PC is housed in a central unit that is visually similar to its ‘complete’ Computer Kit Touch… In short, it’s a proper computer.

Engadget

Gizmodo

… amongst all the noise there are a few companies producing toys that can genuinely help foster a child’s mind and make learning enjoyable, including Kano, who’s DIY computer kits have been upgraded to full-fledged PCs running Windows.

Gizmodo

Fast Company

There’s a small, secret group of wizards in our world. They’re called programmers, and their powers are only given to a select few. But now, you can create your own magic.

Fast Company

The Verge

I was able to recreate the wingardium leviosa spell for lifting the owl in the air using the actual movements of the wand.

The Verge

Engadget

Replicates the art of learning and performing magic … produce spells that you control on screen with a build-it-yourself wand.

Engadget

The Next Web

The journey starts from the moment you open the box. A gorgeously designed booklet that shows how it works. Invoke spells with the wand. The real fun comes when you make your own.

The Next Web

Twice.com

Point the wand at the screen to change the color of his or her owl, create fire and make the flames dance, or make Bertie Bott's beans grow.

Twice.com

Trusted Reviews

The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit features an actual wand that you can assemble and use to cast spells. More than 70 step-by-step challenges, which include trips to Hogsmeade, Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest and Hogwarts among other familiar locations.

Trusted Reviews

PC World

I put together the code for levitating a feather with the flick of my wand, enlarging and shrinking magic beans by moving the wand up and down, and freezing blue Cornish Pixies that darted across the screen.

PC World

Fast Company

If you want to introduce a child to technology without the slightest change of turning him or her into a screen potato, you need to know about Kano.

Fast Company

‘The World’s Most Innovative Companies 2019’

Wired

Many have tried and failed to create a winning educational computer for kids. Kano cracks that nut, and does so in genius fashion.

Wired

CNBC

Kano hits the sweet spot for anyone with curiosity about what's behind the screen.

CNBC

USA Today

Clever, entertaining, and educational … Think of Kano the same way you and your family might approach an old-fashioned chemistry set, with curiosity, creativity and a sense that you're doing something together.

USA Today

Financial Times

The Kano ‘Make A Computer’ practically sings at you out of the box.

Financial Times

Business Insider

I actually learned something new and made a product that actually works — and could replace my laptop for everyday tasks.

Business Insider

Bloomberg Business

It’s like a Computing 101 course in a fun, nifty package. My son’s enduring interest in the lessons were what really sold me on the product.

Bloomberg Business

Bloomberg

Kids make Kano computers, spurring them to explore both hardware and software imaginatively.

Bloomberg

Fortune

Kano doesn’t want kids to only learn to program—they should also learn how computers themselves work.

Fortune

The Onion

Finally, a way to trick my son into a lucrative career.

The Onion

The Guardian

What he's doing, though he doesn't know it, is coding. He can do this because Kano has made it instinctive.

The Guardian

GoGoDadget

Kano Computing has created a build-your-own computer kit that’s incredibly fun, empowering, and important for all ages. It’s priced right and worth every penny.

GoGoDadget

Engadget

It will delight and entertain, nurturing creativity in a way that outclasses most educational apps and physical computing sets.

Engadget

The Verge

It brings coding off the screen and into the physical world. seeing this happen in real time is genuinely delightful.

The Verge

Quartz

These DIY kits will build a new generation of makers.

Quartz

Cnet

The award-winning kid-friendly computer.

Cnet

TechCrunch

A family of fun, hackable devices that don’t cause any techie headaches when you want them to talk to each other.

TechCrunch

PCmag.com

Schools interested in introducing DIY coding into their students might want to consider laying down $1,000 for 12 bundles.

PCmag.com

Stuff

Unleash your inner mad inventor with Kano 2's tiny connected computers. Banish boring rectangles by making your own crazy, colourful gadgets.

Stuff

Mental Floss

It's a frustration-free way to feel a little more comfortable manipulating the digital world.

Mental Floss

Uncrate

All three kits work with simple software that lets you add custom functions.

Uncrate

ZD Net

The Pixel Kit is one of the most friendly and least intimidating pieces of technology I've encountered.

ZD Net

Core77

Each person is unique; some people are artistically inclined, others mathematically … Kano breaks those boundaries down in a way that's approachable and tangible to anyone.

Core77