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The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit Is Now Available & Shipping

October 1, 2018

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 1, 2018--Kano, the leader in creative computing, announced that its highly anticipated is now available for $99.99 / £99.99 / C$129.99 / $149.99 / €99.99 via Kano.me and selected retailers and e-tailers in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia & New Zealand. The product was first announced on July 24th 2018, quickly becoming one of Kano’s fastest pre-ordered kits of all time.

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The list of available retailers for each region is as follows:

US: Kano.me, Amazon.com, Best Buy, Microsoft, Target, Walmart. Canada: Kano.me, Amazon.ca, Indigo, Mastermind, The Source, Walmart. Australia & New Zealand: Australia Geographic, Harvey Norman, JB HiFi. United Kingdom: Kano.me, Amazon.co.uk, with more to follow. Europe & Rest of World: Kano.me Coming soon: (Canada) Mastermind, Telus, Toys’R’Us

The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit is a creative tool inspired by the Wizarding World, brought to life with sophisticated electronics and software that you can code. It has been included in Amazon’s Top 25 Toys of 2018 and The Toy Insider Tech Toys for 2018, cited by British actor and comedian Stephen Fry as ’rather tempting ’, defined as ‘first of it’s kind’ by Harry Potter fansite The Leaky Cauldron, and earned mainstream coverage in the BBC, CNBC, as well as impressed technology journalists from Engadget, TechCrunch or The Verge amongst many others.

It takes fans of all ages on a journey from beginner to coder, as they flick and swish their wands through more than 70 challenges. It works wirelessly with iOS or Android tablets as well as Windows or Mac computers and includes a poster that illustrates classic spell motions such as Incendio, Stupefy, and Wingardium Leviosa, and stickers.

First, you build a wand following the step-by-step book, learning about sensors, data, and code along the way. Once assembled, you download the Kano App to unlock challenges across six iconic Wizarding World settings including Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade, and The Forbidden Forest. The creative challenges teach the fundamentals of coding and introduce the basic concepts of real-world programming thanks to a block-based interface and real JavaScript inspector, guided by simple steps. For anyone who already knows how to code, the coding wand is a great tool to create their own art and music all controlled with specific movements.

The fun continues with Kano World, where anyone can make, share, and play with art, music and games made by people of all skill levels from 150 countries. Having welcomed over 1.5 million users in the last 18 months, Kano World is a free, thriving creative community with approximately 660,000 shared pieces of music, art, and apps- all contributing to a grand total of over 57 million lines of code. It lets makers see the code behind any piece of artwork, song, game or app and tweak it to make it their own.

About Kano

“The creator of build it yourself tech.” - Fast Company, Top Ten Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics

Kano is a new kind of computer company. Our kits and software give people the power to create technology, not just consume it. Kano’s creative computing platform lets you build real devices, learn to code, and share your creations with the world.

There are more than 20 billion connected devices, that take up much of our waking hours. Less than 1% of us can understand and influence them. Kano believes in a future where anyone can. Our team represents two dozen nationalities and every discipline, and we work to demystify technology, end to end. We build out of London, Shenzhen, and Boston. We share a belief in DIY, learning by doing, storytelling, and realism.

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David Ortiz Lapaz, +44 (0) 77445315136

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Max Borges Agencyfor Kano

Nichole Teixeira, 305-374-4404 ext. 193





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