This Laptop for Kids Includes Interchangeable, Upgradable Hardware
Smart devices aren’t just for grownups—more and more kids are relying on tablets and laptops as a source of education and entertainment. But for many schools and families, upgrading to the latest technology each year can be prohibitively costly. The Infinity laptop aims to change that by offering an affordable, kid-friendly alternative that's built to last for an entire childhood.
The Infinity’s key features are its modular components. The laptop comes with interchangeable battery, CPU, and camera modules that can be switched out for the latest hardware for much cheaper than it would cost to replace the entire device. Even the screen can be removed and used on its own as a handheld tablet. The deconstructable design also invites children to explore, repair, and even assemble the computers themselves. It’s made with non-toxic plastics and protected with a durable silicone cover, making it significantly more kid-proof than your average piece of tech.
One Education, the Australian partner of One Laptop per Child (OLPC), has already delivered over 50,000 computers to underprivileged children in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and the Philippines. Now, they’re looking to distribute their project to an even wider audience by taking the concept to Indiegogo. So far, they’ve raised over $15,000, and there’s still over a month left for them to reach their $50,000 goal. Backers can pledge $249 to claim an Infinity of their own, or donate $2,390 for a pack of 10, enough to supply a classroom. The devices are expected to be shipped out by September 2016.
Images courtesy of Infinity via Indiegogo.