We tried Kano's Harry Potter coding wand, and it wasn't as magic as we had hoped
Kano's Harry Potter coding wand.
Coding kit builder Kano released its Harry Potter coding wand in October.
The wand costs £99.99/$99.99, and is designed to get muggle kids into coding by letting them to code spells which they can then cast using the wand.
Business Insider got with the Kano coding wand to see how it holds up. Scroll on for our review.
The box sure is fancy.
First you have to assemble the wand.Advertisement
The design is nice and sleek, but there's no off button.
We had a go learning how to code on an iPad Pro.Advertisement
A big pro: The coding itself is very satisfying, and rewards experimentation.
On the downside: The wand-tracking is pretty janky.Advertisement
Pro: There's lots of different ways to play.
We gave it to some kids to see what they think.Advertisement
Verdict: It's a cool idea but with a major drawback