The Kangaroo Mobile Desktop from InFocus is designed to provide all of the functionality of a Windows 10 computer on the move. Coming in a small, aluminum-clad package, the mini PC is cheap, convenient-looking, and will even work with your iPad.
The Kangaroo runs on Microsoft's latest Windows 10 OS, is powered by a quad core Intel Atom processor, and has 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. That's not a whole lot of space for your files, but there's a microSD card slot included for expansion. There's also an onboard battery providing up to four hours of casual use per charge, as well as a fingerprint reader that works with Windows Hello.
Perhaps the most compelling thing about the Kangaroo is its versatility. There's 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 included, but the body of the product slots into a small dock that provides an HDMI port, one USB 2.0 and a single USB 3.0 port. Including the power adapter and dock, the Kangaroo weighs 1.04 lb (470 g) and measures 158 mm (6.2 in) in length.
You can use the HDMI port to connect to monitors and TVs, but there's also the option of using the included OS Linx software and a USB cable to connect the device to an iPad, using it as a display. The company is also promising that different docks will be available in the near future, so it's likely there will be further connectivity options on offer down the line.
We've seen similar devices in the past – perhaps most notably Intel's Compute Stick (a Core M version of which was announced at IFA 2015) and Lenovo's own take on putting a Windows PC on a stick. In some ways, the Kangaroo doesn't look as convenient as those products. You can't plug it directly into an HDMI port, for example, but it's ability to output to an iPad makes it a little more versatile.
It's also a little cheaper than those examples, available now for US$99 with the dock included.
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