One Laptop per child – gift idea
Hoboken411 reader Michael stumbled across an interesting way to provide a gift for someone on your list, as well as a child in a developing nation.
The reason this is posting “so much before Christmas”, is that the offer is good only for the next two weeks (11/12 through 11/25).
“This winter the iPhone will be a big gift item alone with other tech gadgets. I found another gift idea in the ‘iPhone price range’ which contributes to an interesting project.
It’s to benefit the “One Laptop Per Child” project and the project goal is to get low cost ($100- is the goal – it’s more like $200- at the moment) laptops to children in developing nations. The laptop has a handcrank and a powerful wifi card in it and is built to be a bit more durable than the average laptop. It has a nice design for children as if Fisher Price and Apple got together to make a laptop.
More about the project here:
The gift idea is to buy one for $400- for someone on your holiday list and this also buys one for a child in the project. Pictures and details here: