We talked last issue about product diversification at InFocus and now this takes a new twist:
Meet the InFocus Kangaroo Mobile Desktop PC-- a pocket-sized Windows 10 PC that delivers full desktop experience with Windows Hello fingerprint reader, integrated battery for portability and Windows functionality on other devices
Kangaroo shrinks a powerful Microsoft Windows 10 PC into a form factor that goes anywhere and works with any screen. By connecting Kangaroo to a mouse, keyboard and monitor or to an iPad, a user can access all Windows 10 desktop programs and files.
At $99 (USD) Kangaroo gives consumers the performance of a light-use desktop computer paired with the convenience and mobility of a cell phone. This new mobile form factor uses an Intel Cherrytrail (Z8500) SOC and has an on-board battery paired and a standalone Kangaroo Dock with port access for HDMI and USB. Users simply connect a Kangaroo Dock to existing screens and devices – from PC monitors and big screen TVs all the way to projectors and the iPad – for anytime, anywhere access to Windows 10, Microsoft Office and personal files.
“Consumers own many different devices including tablets, laptops and desktop PCs. Each device is used in different locations for different purposes. Kangaroo is the first product to allow you to use the same PC for all applications, in any environment,” said Lawrence Yen, director of Kangaroo product marketing. “Unlike stick PCs and other pocket PCs, Kangaroo works with all of your existing devices and can be docked at home or tossed in your bag to use anywhere, powering and providing Windows 10 access on the go.”
Kangaroo has 32GB of storage and can be upgraded for additional storage with a large-capacity microSD card.
At CES, there will be upcoming products and accessories that will build out the full Kangaroo ecosystem and will include a Kangaroo Monitor, dedicated storage expansion and various port expansion docks.