This is my list of accessories for my Kangaroo PC. These items were not made for the Kangaroo PC and they are not required to use a Kangaroo PC, but add to the wonderful experience this very affordable computer provides.
I’m using NVDA on this computer and it works great. Setup of the Kangaroo was easy, plug in your USB headphone adapter and a keyboard, turn it on and you are at the first screen for installing Windows 10.
Just press windows key and enter to start Narrator. I was able to setup everything without any help. You can exit Narrator by pressing CapsLock and Escape.
For a blind person on a budget, all you would need to use the $100 Kangaroo PC is a USB or bluetooth keyboard, a USB headphone adapter or set of USB headphones, and a USB extension cable if your USB headphone adapter is too wide to plug another USB device into the other USB port on the Kangaroo PC. The basics should cost about $30. You could also plug a monitor or television that has speakers into the HDMI port on the Kangaroo PC as an option.
The info below is my ultimate collection of accessories to use this great PC in style.
All of the shortened links go to the page for that device on Amazon. If you don’t want to buy from Amazon, you’ll at least have the information to do your own shopping.
Sabrent USB External Stereo Adapter
AmazonBasics USB 3.0 Extension Cable
A note on the above two items. There is not an audio jack on the Kangaroo PC, so you can’t just plug your headphones or external speaker into the computer. The USB adapter has a headphone or speaker jack and a microphone jack. I’ve had other adapters in the past and they felt like a small circuit board with a cheap piece of plastic wrapped around it. This one feels solid and good quality. Because of its width, you cannot plug another USB device into the Kangaroo. So the extension cable fixes that issue. While one could just plug the USB headphone adapter into an USB hub, I prefer not to do that when the audio is such an important part of using the computer as a person who is blind.
PNY 128GB High Speed MicroSDXC Memory Card (P-SDUX128U160G-GE) http://goo.gl/Ndd9mM
Kensington KP400 Switchable Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard for Windows, iOS, and Android Devices http://goo.gl/i3QDIw
AmazonBasics 3.5mm Male to Male Stereo Audio Cable – 4 Feet
DKnight MagicBox II Bluetooth 4.0 Portable Wireless speaker, http://goo.gl/6FLtjw
Anker USB 3.0 7-Port Hub
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