Hera Competition

Looking into competition for Hera. Here’s what I found.

Telikin

First impression: Looks like a 90s Apple product. (does look a bit aged though)

Haven’t tried out the product itself but looking at the reviews, most liked that it was very easy to use. Followed by the large touch screen. The mix of applications that the computer comes pre-downloaded with is also a plus.

Major dislike was that it had limited functionality and was not expandable. If you needed a simple computer and a specific program, you could not have both with the telikin. Some reviews blamed many bugs and limitations from detracting from the telikin.

Overall ratings were excellent.

Features.

  • touch screen
  • video chat
  • email
  • web
  • games
  • calendar
  • news
  • weather
  • zoom magnification
  • photo sharing

Price is hefty: ranging from $700 for a 18.6” screen to $1000 for a 20” screen. Hardware specs are lackluster, very basic at most. Another computer with the same specs would cost much less.

Next.

WOW! Computer

First impression: This looks exactly like the telikin! The layout is the same. Color scheme is almost identical. The design is basically copied. They just changed the logo on the front.

Again, haven’t tried out the product myself. Looked around amazon, no reviews. Even their website has no reviews, not one! So far, it just looks sketchy.

Features.

  • touch screen
  • email
  • web
  • photo sharing
  • zoom magnification
  • games

Price is also hefty. $1000 for a 20” screen. Hardware specs also don’t impress.

Next.

Kiwi PC

First impression: I like it. Except for the keyboard key colors. They make it look like something aimed at a Preschooler

Tried looking into their website, but the domain is for sale. Looks like this is discontinued.

I did happen to find the original price: $500. Much cheaper than the above 2 options. However considering the hardware specs, similar computers are at least $100 cheaper. The features I found don’t sound too impressive.

If continued upon, I believe this could have been a real competitor in this niche market. The price alone sets it apart.

There wasn’t much to be found in this market. Only 1 real competitor: Telikin. Which has many flaws. For this reason, I believe this market is ripe for disruption. It’s only at the infant stage right now.

~ Imtiaz Majeed

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