Kangaroo’s line of modular computing solutions named winner of annual design award
PORTLAND, Ore. – March 22, 2017 — Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Pro and Kangaroo Notebook by InFocus Corporation, have been named winners of the iF Design Award in the Product – Computer category. The annual award is presented by Germany’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH.
Kangaroo entered the market in 2015 to deliver products that allow users to access the same PC for all applications in any environment, and the brand has continued to expand the Kangaroo computing ecosystem with new modular solutions like the Kangaroo Notebook. Each new solution offers a multitude of uses for consumers, making Kangaroo not only portable and affordable, but also versatile as computing needs change throughout a user’s life. Kangaroo’s line appeals to a wide range of people, from parents to students, techies to teachers.
The Kangaroo Notebook is the latest offering in the Kangaroo computing ecosystem and follows the same modular architecture as the rest of the product roundup. It includes all of the elements of a standard laptop, with the unique features of a small form-factor computing module that also delivers two CPUs – each with their own operating systems for an affordable price. Launched in Q2 2016, the Kangaroo Pro expanded upon the success of the Kangaroo Original mini PC that received widespread media interest at CES 2016 with additional features, ports, and capabilities for a more complete computing experience. Kangaroo Pro features the Kangaroo Original mini PC with an additional Dock Pro that includes VGA, HDMI and Ethernet connectivity as well as one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, a 2.5 inch hard drive bay and an audio port, expanding the applications for this powerful, ultra-portable PC.
“Kangaroo’s unique solutions continue to attract customers who are looking for innovative computers to fit their lifestyle,” said Ben Chu, director of Kangaroo product marketing. “With Notebook’s release last year, we decided to focus on building upon the modularity design of our current line with the addition of a desktop screen. Kangaroo Pro offered additional features and a docking function for the fan-favorite Kangaroo PC. Winning not one, but two iF Design Awards is a tremendous honor and validation as we continue to evolve the PC market.”
A 58-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world, evaluated Kangaroo Notebook and Pro. Over 5,500 entries were submitted from 59 countries in hopes of receiving the seal of quality. Winners were recognized across a variety of mediums ranging from product innovation to architectural design.
Kangaroo Notebook and Pro are both available on Amazon, Newegg, and InFocus Direct. Kangaroo Pro is also available through the Microsoft store. To learn more about Kangaroo, please visit www.kangaroo.cc.
About InFocus Corp.
InFocus, the inventor of the modern-day projector and pioneer of the category, innovates collaboration solutions that drive successful, visual teamwork in video walls, control rooms, large venues, conference rooms, classrooms and workstations throughout the world. InFocus’ end-to-end, system level, in-room and video calling solutions deliver fluid, convenient, dynamic ways to connect, share and collaborate from anywhere.
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