Kangaroo: The Portable $99 Windows 10 PC
Ashley Allen / 3 years ago
The Kangaroo, developed by InFocus, is a small $99 Windows 10 PC designed to be versatile and portable. While not as small as a Intel’s tiny Compute Stick, or even a Raspberry Pi, InFocus’ Kangaroo is small enough to fit in a pocket and includes an HDMI dock for easy connection to a TV or monitor, the idea being that multiple docks around your house allows you to move your PC to different rooms without fuss.
The Kangaroo runs on an Intel “Cherry Tail” Atom x5-Z8500 processor, the same chip contained within many popular tablets, and has 2GB RAM, 32GB on-board storage, a microSD slot, and a fingerprint reader. Its internal battery carries enough charge for up to 4 hours use, but also includes a MicroUSB charger. Ports include one USB 2.0, one USB 3.0, and an HDMI port.
While the Kangaroo runs Windows 10, it could be of some appeal to iOS users, thanks to its Lightning-to-USB cable, which allows the PC to use an iPhone or iPad as a touchscreen monitor.
Full Technical Specifications:
|OS||Windows 10 – 64bit Home|
|CPU||Intel Atom™ x5-Z8500 Processor (2M Cache, up to 2.24 GHz)|
|Graphics||Intel® Processor Graphics Gen8|
|Video Memory||Sharing System Memory|
|Hard Drive||32GB eMMC|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 802.11 A/C (Dual Band) / Bluetooth 4.0|
|Battery Life||Battery power for up to 4 hours (casual use)|
|Dimensions||Computing module : 80.5 x 124 x 12.9mm / Base : 80.5 x 46.9 x 12.9mm|
|Weight||200g (without adapter & power cord) / 470g (including adapter & power cord)|
|Ports||Computing module: microSD, Micro USB (charge only)|
Base: USB 2.0 x 1, USB 3.0 x 1, HDMI x 1, DC-IN
|Audio||Supported through HDMI|
|Power Adapter||Input: 100V-220V ~ 1A, 50-60Hz / Output: 12V/3A|
|Accessories included||Software – OSLinx (requires download & lightning to usb cable), AC Power Adapter, Kangaroo Dock|
|Warranty||1 Year Limited Warranty|
|Kangaroo Dock Ports||USB 2.0 x 1, USB 3.0 x 1, HDMI x 1, DC-IN|
|Kangaroo Dock||40-pin proprietary|