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The computer for the entire world.
The computer for the entire world.
1,041 backers pledged $176,538 to help bring this project to life.

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Imagine yourself without a computer. That is most of the world.

Almost 5 billion people do not have computers. A computer can mean access to information, health, livelihood, and jobs in our global economy. It is opportunity, if you can only access it.

A few years ago, on a trip to India, we had an epiphany: If we ran a full desktop operating system on the inexpensive processors that power smartphones, and plugged them into the TVs people already own, we could make a computer that is affordable to more people.

Three years later we are proud to show you Endless, a computer, operating system, and ecosystem of applications tailored specifically to users in developing countries.

In the process of building a simple, stable computer, we built a great computer for a grandparent, a child, and anyone in need of an affordable, intuitive device. This may be the only time Endless is available in the developed world. We’re proud to offer, exclusive to the Kickstarter community, Endless.

We believe that affordable products can and should be delightful, so Endless is designed with that in mind. In an industry of generic black boxes, we aim to bring a little sunshine in the rain.

The software is as simple to use as modern mobile operating systems, with the power of a full desktop OS. The interface, software updates, application installation, localization, the apps themselves, the way data is treated: we rethought them all for our market.

The software is designed to require zero training, to work well in environments without internet and to be super robust. Whenever we found something that our users needed, we built it.

The Kickstarter community is the leading edge of technology, not the people who are left behind. That's precisely why we are launching on Kickstarter. You are the early adopters.

Help us tell the world

The product is ready and our users love it. But our market is hard to reach. We need the attention of press globally and they look to you, the early adopters, to know what’s worth spreading. Our dream would be to have 100,000 people give $1. If you believe in our mission, share it.

We think you'll love it

Somewhere along the way something funny happened: our friends started asking to buy one. It’s robust, intuitive, and elegant. We need to stay focused on emerging markets users, so this may be the only time we offer this product in the developed world. Yet it’s a great computer for a grandparent, a child, as a gift, and for anyone who wants an easy and affordable computer. We built a device that we would be proud to own. We believe you will be too.

This product has been designed in the developing world, side by side with our users. We went into the field and into people’s homes, sat on their couches and floors and asked them every question we could in order to understand how technology could change their lives. We realized that existing software is broken for emerging market users. Over the past few years of research and development, we have built solutions to those problems.

Do people even want computers anymore? The only way to know was to ask. The response was universal: While smartphones and tablets are good for content consumption and communication, computers remain our hubs for content creation. A computer means full access. Virtually everyone who can afford a computer has one. We want everyone to have that choice. They certainly ask us for it. 

A product is a reflection of the people who created it. With a presence in San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Guatemala City, and Taiwan, Endless is a hybrid of Silicon Valley technology and emerging markets DNA. Our San Francisco-based product development team includes some of the Linux community’s most respected engineers and a world class hardware team. Our design team is in-market, and is comprised of some of Rio’s most respected designers. Our ground team spans Brazil, Guatemala, India, Haiti, and Jordan, spending every day in the field amplifying the voice of our users. What makes Endless so special is that we care. Our product is the embodiment of our values. We're excited for you to get to know us.

We'd love to hear from you. Our team will answer any of your questions.

International Backers

We are built to be global. Of course we will ship globally! With the exception of Argentina, Belarus, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Myanmar/Burma, North Korea, Russia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. You may be responsible for duties, fees and taxes applicable to your region. Please do your research beforehand, as they can be significant in some countries such as Brazil.

Estimated Delivery

Estimated shipping dates are listed in each reward tier. While dates are perfectly reasonable for us to achieve, it is possible that something unforeseen causes delays. Please be patient if that happens.

Warranty

Endless stands behind its products. We provide a twelve (12) months Limited Warranty. Warranty doesn't cover shipping cost out of United States.

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing

We have been really fortunate with our manufacturing partner. They are the largest desktop computer manufacturer in the world and, while they never work with startups, they were so swept with our vision and with the product that we put in front of them that they took a bet on us. They manufacture a million computers per month. We can manufacture at any scale necessary, thanks to their support. However, we have a lead time of about four months for orders, and normal supply chain and forecasting risk does apply.

Software

While this software is built upon a thoroughly robust foundation and has been tested for years, software is a risk that we should highlight. Note that Endless was designed to be solid instead of flexible. It is not meant to be jailbroken and altered. Doing so beyond normal usage could render the operating system unusable.

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    GOOD KARMA

    Thank you. Your dollar means so much more than a dollar. It is a vote for what we are doing. We'll keep you updated on all the cool stuff to come!

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    YOUR NAME IN OUR CODE!

    Live in Endless infamy.

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    JOIN US ON THE BUS!

    Send us your picture and we’ll post it in the bus.
    Although, we can’t physically bring all of you with us, we would love to have you there in spirit and in likeness! As we show you updates of our users, we will also show them you all - the people supporting them.

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    ENDLESS CARABINER

    Years of staring at our logo inspired some late night industrial design creativity. After all, you'll need a place to keep your keys when you unlock the world.

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    MUG

    We're working on making it half full.
    You're helping make it happen.

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    ENDLESS T-SHIRT

    Join the cause. Drape yourself in style.

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    JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE WHATS APP COMMUNITY!

    See live updates of our progress in our markets, as we do our user research and community outreach for one month. Feel what it’s like to be a part of our team on the ground! Trust us, it's fun.

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    ENDLESS (32 GB) - EARLY BIRD W/ SIGNED CARD

    Early orders. Ships almost immediately! We'll send a personalized thank you card signed by the San Francisco team, a memory of a beautiful beginning.

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    ENDLESS (32 GB) - EARLY BIRD

    Early orders. Ships almost immediately!

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    ENDLESS (32 GB w/ Wifi & Bluetooth) W/ SIGNED CARD

    Early orders. Ships almost immediately! We'll send a personalized thank you card signed by the San Francisco team, a memory of a beautiful beginning.

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    ENDLESS (32 GB w/ Wifi & Bluetooth) - EARLY BIRD

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    Pledge $224 or more About $224

    GIVE AN ENDLESS - NEW!

    By popular demand, we're offering this new reward.

    Habitat for Humanity and Funsepa in Guatemala are partnering with us to place computers in homes and schools. With this reward we'll give an Endless computer (32 GB) to people in the developing world who need it. Your pledge pays for the computer ($169) plus a keyboard/mouse ($6) and taxes, shipping, and installation (~$49).

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    ENDLESS (500 GB w/ Wifi & Bluetooth) W/ SIGNED CARD

    Early orders. Ships almost immediately! We'll send a personalized thank you card signed by the San Francisco team, a memory of a beautiful beginning.

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    ENDLESS (500 GB w/ Wifi & Bluetooth) - EARLY BIRD

    Early orders. Ships almost immediately!

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    COMPLETE PACKAGE - NEW!

    Endless 500GB w/ Wifi & Bluetooth plus all of our swag: carabiner, mug, and t-shirt.

    California residents, please pledge $279 (includes 9% sales tax on the Endless computer).

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    GIVE ONE, GET ONE

    Receive your own Endless (32GB with wifi), and we'll give an Endless to someone in the developing world who needs it.

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    AN ENTIRE CLASSROOM

    A computer lab of ten 32 GB wifi-enabled Endless PCs. For less than the cost of a Macbook Pro.

    Let us know in the post-campaign survey where we should ship them. Purchase for a computer lab in your community or a favorite nonprofit, and we'll ship the computers to you. Or let us know if you'd like us to outfit a computer lab in Guatemala instead, and we’ll take care of it for you.

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    OUTFIT AN ENTIRE SCHOOL

    You will outfit an entire school in Guatemala with computers. Hundreds of kids will have the power of a PC in their daily lives. You'll get all the Endless gear we list as rewards including your own computer with signed packaging, and photos of your support in action that will melt your heart.

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    RIO HERE I COME!

    Visit Rio with the team and give computers to an entire school. See the impact first hand, and do it in all our Endless gear. Plus, get a sneak peek at what's coming soon.

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