Updated on September 11, 2020


Created on October 7, 2018

Kio Kit

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The Kio Kit is a di­gital edu­ca­tion tool­box en­abling schools in emer­ging mar­kets to ac­cess on­line edu­ca­tional tools for bet­ter learn­ing.

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Product Description

Kio kit is a ready-to-use box of digital education tools designed for schools in low-income communities in primarily emerging markets.

The kits come packed with 40 Kio tablets, preloaded with engaging educational content divided into three key sections: academic content aligned to local curriculum, games that stimulate critical thinking, and content focused on responsible citizenship and environmental con­ser­va­tion. The case offers storage for the tablets as well as charging.

The tablet can run multimedia content, has enough battery to manage intermittent power, and is ruggedized to reduce breakage. Kio tablets are locked to prevent theft and ensure digital child safety.

Market Suggested Retail Price


Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Manufacturing/Building Method

The kit is manufactured in Kenya.

Intellectural Property Type

Patent Protected

User Provision Model

Users can obtain the product directly from BRCK.

Distributions to Date Status

Since 2013, BRCK has sold over 2,500 devices in 54 countries.

Design Specifications

Kio Kit is an integrated education platform that consists of 40 Kio tablets, a SupaBRCK, and a hardened, water-resistant, lockable case that also offers wireless charging. The Kio Tablets are designed to be simple and easy-to-use for children and teachers, with the ability to tun multimedia content, enough battery to manage intermittent power, and ruggedized to reduce breakage. Kio tablets are locked to prevent theft and ensure digital child safety. The general specifications include:

  • Screen size: 7”
  • Resolution: 1024×600
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz, dual-core
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage Space: 4GB
  • Ruggedization: Drop resistant to 70cm, scratch, IP52 water, and dust resistant.
The lockable case is portable is ruggedized and is used for secure storage of the tablets as well as charging. There is a single plug used to charge the Kit and one button to power on the entire system.

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components




Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Designer specified performance targets include ruggedized, water-resistant, lockable, long battery life, and easy charging.

Vetted Performance Status

Testing performed by the manufacturer showed that after one year of use in a rural school, there were no incidences of a malfunctioning or broken screens.


No known safety hazards are related to this product.

Complementary Technical Systems


Academic Research and References

Ahmada, R., Abdulla, A., Yunus, S., Ismail, M., 2019, Teachers’ Perception on Using Kio-Kit to Enhance Teaching and Learning STEM Subjects in Zanzibar, Sustainable ICT, Education and Learning, pp. 135-144.

Cass, S., 2016, CeBIT2016: The Kio Kit Is a Classroom in a Box, IEEE Spectrum

Thomson, I., 2016, OERs taking Schools from Resource Poor to Resource Rich, PCF8 Conference Malaysia.

Compliance with regulations

BRCK has stated its product's compliance with Open Source Regulations.

Other Information

  1. In November 2016, BRCK's Kio Kit was named top innovation at the ITU Telecom World Awards.
  2. Kio Kit was rated first in the Global SME Category of Awards.
  3. The Kio Kit won the Product Design category award at the 2017 iF Design Awards

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