Emily Pilloton

ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD Give-One-Get-One STARTS TODAY!

by , 11/12/07

One Laptop per Child, XO Laptop, $100 Laptop, Nicholas Negroponte, Fuseproject, Fuse Project, social development, computers for underprivileged children

One of our favorite humanitarian product designs, the One Laptop Per Child Project is launching a brilliant initiative to kickstart their donation program. The “Buy one give one” program starts TODAY, Monday November 12th and runs for 2 weeks only- just $399 buys one adorable laptop for your little tyke and one for a child in a developing nation. So get movin’ and order your laptops for the holidays! Its truly a gift that actually gives back to society on a larger scale.

DONATE ONE AND YOUR GET A LAPTOP FOR YOUR CHILD TODAY!

SPECIAL ONLY LASTS FOR 2 WEEKS!


The ingeniously designed gadget is a great example of design with a conscience that combines social priorities with great, sexy, sustainable design. We’ve written about the XO laptop before, and love that it’s becoming widely available to kids across the globe.

After multiple rounds of prototyping, the designers at One Laptop Per Child and Fuseproject produced a compact, highly-functional, and engaging product boasting a slew of streamlined features, from its Wi-Fi antenna “rabbit ears” and energy-efficient LCD to the digital writing tablet and integrated video camera. Networking capabilities allow children to connect to each other, their school, their teacher, and the Web. And if that weren’t enough, the machine runs off of power from a variety of sources- from rechargeable batteries to hand cranks and even solar power. When closed, the laptop features an integrated handle and is completely protected from dust and dirt, allowing each student to transport their laptop to and from school. Aesthetically, the XO is simple yet kid-friendly, engaging, tactile, and even anthropomorphic.

So if you want to donate an XO laptop to a needy child someone in the world, and you want to get your paws on this beautifully-designed product for your own child as well (and we know you do), you need to act fast!

THE BUY ONE, DONATE ONE INITIATIVE IS A LIMITED-TIME SPECIAL FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY!

STARTS TODAY – ACT FAST!

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+ Fuseproject

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12 Comments

  1. j_wilcke May 10, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    I don’t understand why its only 15 days and why they think 100+100=399

  2. VALTER CONTESSOTO February 4, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    We will be directing a small middle school in Brazil and would like for our students to have your lap-tops. If that is possible, what’s the procedure for that? If we are too late (feb/2009), are you going to have another project like that soon?
    Thank you very much

    Valter

  3. allan saunders November 24, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    is this program still available in 2008, if so who do i contact thanks.

  4. gopal rao May 2, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    is this programme still available if so who do i contact thanks.gopal

  5. Mary Dixon January 20, 2008 at 11:07 am

    I ordered one sometime ago november and did get a confirmation e-mail but have never recieved anything.
    How do I look into this?
    Mary

  6. Sherpa December 26, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    Hi there,

    I am interested in buying one and get one free computer for Sherpa kids up in the mountain. I am not sure how it works, but if you could give me an idea and where to buy. It would be great. I would also like to know if I can send the computer my designated place.

  7. Daniel Flavin November 28, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    I am working as a volunteer in Nicaraguan schools.. I would appreciate being able to purchase a small quantity for one of the rural schools to begin a project. Regards, Dan Flavin

  8. digital picture frame November 22, 2007 at 2:01 am

    I’ve been following this story from a lot sites and found it definitely have a real market right now, it’ll make the world better if countries that are now unable to educate their children are able to.

  9. Jane November 18, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    I sponsor a child in Uganda…. is it possible to designate a laptop for him? thanks!

  10. Shaping Youth » O... November 15, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    [...] Inhabitat lists it as their fave for humanitarian “product design with a conscience.” Yep. And it’s dang cute, too. XO. Even the name makes me think of kisses and hugs for the kidlets. And it certainly ignites the warm-n-fuzzies trying to help kids… [...]

  11. Trina November 13, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    If you go to the organizations website you can purchase them thier via paypal or your credit card. Hope that helps you out.

  12. Andrea Pierce November 12, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    Hello,
    i WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO PURCHASE ONE OF THESE NEW CHILDREN’S LAPTOPS. THE BUY ONE DONATE ONE! i CAN’T SEEM TO FIND A PLACE tO PAY FOR ONE. wILL YOU PLEASE WALK ME THROUGH THIS, THANK YOU. REGARDS,Andrea Pierce

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