One Laptop Per Child XO

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Description
Open: two green panels flip up at front coners to open cover, clam-shell style, revealing LCD screen flanked by two pierced circular speakers and function buttons, surmounting bright green rubber keyboard above white trackpad; USB, headphone, and microphone ports on side of screen. When in the upright position, the green corner panels, reminiscment of animal ears, act as wi-fi antennas. Closed: flat, off-white rectangular form with green edging, wide rectangular slit as carrying handle at one end, flanked by two holes. Light green plastic X and red circle recessed in cover.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Collaborator
Nicholas Negroponte, American, b. 1943
Designer
Yves BĂ©har, Swiss, active USA, b. 1967
Bret Recor, American, b. 1974
fuseproject, American, founded 1999
Manufacturer
Quanta Computer Inc.
Credit Line
Gift of George R. Kravis II
Medium
Injection molded ABS plastic and polycarbonate, printed rubber, liquid crystal display, electronic components; steel, copper wire (power plug)
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
manufactured in
China
2007
Type
appliances & tools
Decorative Arts
Object Name
Computer
Type
Computer
Accession Number
2015-5-8-a,b