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Kangaroo Plus Mobile Mini PC, Intel Atom x5 Z8500, 4GB LPDDR3, 64GB eMMC, Finger Print Reader, Non OS, Windows 10 Compatible

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  • Intel Atom x5 z8500 Processor
  • 4GB LPDDR3 Memory 64GB eMMC storage
  • Kangaroo Dock included
  • Finger Print Reader
  • Non OS version (Windows 10 Compatible)

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  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews
Kangaroo Plus Mobile Mini PC

Designed with an elegant and durable aluminum finish, Kangaroo Plus is a mini PC that can fit in your pocket. It’s super small and light, yet having the entirety of a versatile PC. Armed with Intel’s Atom processor and 4GB memory, this mini PC delivers a decent performance, providing a battery life of up to 4 hours1. Kangaroo Plus offers great compatibility with Windows 102 and can be connected with any monitors. It also features a fingerprint reader for better security, letting you log in quickly with a simple touch.

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Processor
4GB LPDDR3 1600 Memory
64GB eMMC Storage
Finger Print Reader
Mobile Desktop in Your Pocket

You can truly take your mobile desktop where you are. It's small enough to fit in your pocket.

Home Entertainment

You're able to enjoy all what Windows 10 has to offer by watching your own video collection or stream your favorite online movies

Any Monitor

Kangaroo has ability to collect it to any monitor that you already have. Additional USB wired, wireless and/or Bluetooth keyboard & mouse is required.

Elegance Meets Durability

There is nothing quite like the Kangaroo with the aluminum finish. It is not only the most durable mobile desktop that you'll ever experience, but the most versatile mini-PC you can imagine. It truly is the beginning of something special.

Stunning Design and Versatility

About the 1/3 of the weight of typical tablets and as thin as a package of post-it notes. Not only can you use it as your personal mobile desktop, it has the versatility of a battery pack, extra storage (micro SD), or using windows 10 on your iOS device.

Your Content. Anytime. Anywhere

Specifically designed with Windows 10 in mind. The ability to use it with any screen, Retrieve that document you forgot to take to the meeting using OneNote. Access your photos. Collaborate on a project. With OneDrive, you won't forget where you put your documents anymore.


1. Under casual use.

2. Operating system is not included.

Learn more about the Kangaroo KJ2B#004-NA



CPU Supported

CPU Type
Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Processor (2M Cache, up to 2.24 GHz)

Memory Supported

Memory installed
Memory Type Supported
LPDDR3 1600
Max Memory Supported


Hard Drive Installed


Onboard Video
Intel Processor Graphics Gen8


Onboard Audio
Available via Bluetooth, USB, or HDMI output only


Wireless LAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 A/C (Dual Band)
Bluetooth 4.0

Front Panel Ports

Front USB
1 x Micro-USB 2.0 (Side, charge only)
Card Reader
3-in-1 card reader (MicroSDSC/MicroSDHC/MicroSDXC)
Other Front Ports
1 x Fingerprint reader

Back Panel Ports

1 x HDMI (via included dock)
Rear USB
1 x USB 3.0 (via included dock)
1 x USB 2.0 (via included dock)
Other Rear Ports
1 x DC-IN (via included dock)
1 x Dock connector

Power Supply

Power Supply
Power Adapter:
Input: 100V-220V~1A, 50-60Hz
Output: 12V/3A

Battery: Lithium-ion 81WHr
Battery Life: up to 4 hours (casual use)

Physical SPEC

Computing module: 0.51" x 4.88" x 3.17"
Base: 0.51" x 1.85" x 3.17"
0.44 lb. (without adapter & power cord)
1.04 lbs. (including adapter & power cord)
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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    • Return for refund within: 30 days
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Perfect mini PC for astrophotography enthusiasts for remote control of the equipment.

Pros: It is very lightweight and attaching it to an OTA is an option. Runs Windows 10 and powerful enough to run any equipment you may need, it has USB 3.0 which is great. I'm running all kinds of software including APT, PHD, Backyard EOS, plate solving software, and Sky Safari simultaneously with absolutely no problem. Built in switch on the side allows to activate the network and connect to it wirelessly without needing to install any additional VNC or Teamviewer software and use it in the field where no internet is available using windows remote desktop. Built in battery allows it to run for up to 4 hours under heavy load which is a nice bonus. I have been using this mini PC 2 month and running my telescope mount, guiding camera and main imaging camera off of this PC and controlling everything wirelessly with no problems. It works stable and reliable. Wireless network performs better than my $900 Lenovo laptop with AC1800 adapter. I position my telescope about 40 feet away from the house and it still connects to my in home WIFI allowing me to control it wirelessly.

Cons: USB 3.0 sometimes can underperform if you're using high performance devices with very high traffic demind. I was able to solve this problem by connecting powered USB 3.0 hub with it's own power supply and run everything off of it. Power supply plug is loose and wobbly. Having an integrated battery definitely helps to prevent unexpected power loses but you need to pay attention to the charging icon to make sure that it is plugged in and charging.

Other Thoughts: Not sure why but the manufacturer company InFocus has no information about this product on their website. Customer service is very responsive if you can find their support website which can be tricky. It is well hidden end doesn't show up via google search or on the manufacturers website. the website provided in the documentation doesn't work any more, some advertised features like connecting it to an Ipad and using it as a screen for Kangaroo is not supported any more. I have a feeling that they are discontinuing this product which is a shame.

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1/ 5
Great for a door stop and collecting dust.

Pros: Cute little box

Cons: Runs hot when docked. Comes with Win 10 Home so no admin utilities. No Remote Desktop or user admin, etc... Disk is full when delivered. Mine wanted to run a win 10 update but erred out every time with not enough hard drive space. Finally got it to upgrade after many days and at the last reboot said Windows is restoring original OS. Deletes all downloads and forces you to start over. Zero assistance from Kangaroo. Cannot install the apps I needed on this thing. Do not waste your money.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
OK, but can be so much better

Pros: Z8500 quad with 4 GB ram performs well, with Windows10 Home
Will run Linux with effort

Cons: Only certain USB keyboards work prior to boot to enter bios.
Battery will not charge and unit overheats. This is a defect in the battery charging circuit. I done what another reviewer did, remove the covers and battery. Now unit runs cool. since the unit is VESA mounted to display. The dock should be part of unit, since unit is useless without it. mini USB useless, no ventilation ports.

Other Thoughts: I purchase an IView stick with older quad core Z3735F intel and only 2GB memory and 32GB emmc drive. Came with a nifty wireless keybord. Was significantly cheaper and works way better overall than Kangaroo. Nice ideal but no kudos for this unit due to many shortcomings.

Have had unit for over year now. Had to modify case to prevent overheating by remove top cover( not easy)
Replace with a sturdy fine aluminum mesh using small dabs of JB Weld at 6 location also put heat transfer compound on top of their heat sink metal(steel) and let it mesh into the mesh. Unit still is warm but has never over heated as before. Still looks attractive! A lot of work to make the unit usable.

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5/ 5
Its a full on desktop, although the Atom x5 chip isnt very fast. its an extremely good buy, but remember its not crazy fast.

Pros: This is a great deal no matter which way you look at it, i have 2, the kangaroo, and kangaroo plus. This comes with 2gigs of ram and 32 gig of hd space, and importantly windows 10. its everything you need to get going minus the keyboard and mouse. i suggest going wireless via an external usb hub to increase usb ports. Its small portable and noiseless. and if you dont like it your not loosing much money wise $169. fingerprint reader sd slot micro usb as well. again all for $169, you cant beat it.

Cons: Of course its major issue is speed. its not fast. liveable yes but the atom x5 chip is what it is. Upgradeable? no, not unless your a diy wiz. The kangaroo deluxe come with this very kangroo pc with windows but with a expanded hub that allows the connection of a harddrive, which can greatly increase performance. along with an rs232 port, audio jack, additional usb and ethernet. chip and ram remain the same. As for this kangaroo, dont look for blazing fast performance. when youve accepted that fact then you can peacefully live with it, things like Youtube video also doesnt get effected by its speed, only large video file playback. also the unit can get hot. make sure to keep it elevated. but it overcomes heat issues over time.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Major flaw with product / 1 attempted install and product is bricked / No support from Kangaroo.

Pros: None

Cons: As advertised by Kangaroo: "NOW YOU CAN INSTALL ANY OS ONTO YOUR KANGAROO"
I tried to install a version of Linux ONCE and it crashed. I was then unable to read any media from the USB port. I contacted Kangaroo and they informed me that some versions of Linux corrupt and brick the BIOS. Now the PC is (according to Kangaroo) garbage. There is no warning about this, and I am shocked that Kangaroo won't provide ANY support whatsoever.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
3/ 5
The second one works great.

Pros: The return and exchange policy at newegg was very easy and fast.
My new unit works very well. I installed Linux (Lubuntu distribution) and it is fast. I streamed on Netflix, watched downloaded videos without any lag. I also tested Steam in home streaming to play games running on my main computer and it was pretty good, some lag but very playable.
The unit makes absolutely no sound as there is no moving parts (not even a fan), which is great for a media center.

Cons: On the first unit I received, the bios got corrupted after a reboot almost just after installing linux. The support guy at Kangaroo told me that it happens on rare occasions... but he couldn't tell me if I had done something wrong and if I could do something to prevent it from happening. The problem is that there is no way on this unit to reset the bios of flash a new version. I had to return it for an exchange. Now my new unit is working, but I hope it won't happen again.
It is said that linux is suported, but the sound was not working on hdmi (and its the only sound output). It was very complicated to find the solution but I finally did. I should post a guide somewhere.
Also as all the ports (hdmi, usbs and power) are on the same side (on the dock) there is no place for a large usb memory stick although It is not a big problem.

Other Thoughts: I would now give five stars to the product as it is working as expected and more, but I have to give only three because of the corrupted bios which makes me hesitant to recommend this product to someone or to buy again from that company. It is not normal that this can happen and that the only solution is a replacement. It happened so fast that I could return it to newegg, I did not have to deal with Kangaroo for the return so I can't review their service but I'm pretty sure it would have been longer and I may have had to pay for the shipping. Note that there is a one year warranty, what if the bios got corrupted after that period ?

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
It's great~

Pros: It's light, fast, and small.

Cons: Power port is too loose. It falls well.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
The only one of its kind, reasonably priced for what you're getting

Pros: BATTERY! BATTERY! BATTERY! why can't anyone else put battery!?

Cons: Want an m-core

Other Thoughts: If heat is an issue, purchase a vacuum CPU cooler. They're small and portable enough and works wonders.

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