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Kin Two (Verizon Wireless)

The Kin Two offers some upgraded features over the Kin One, but you can get more for less with a number of Verizon's other smartphones.

By May 5, 2010

3 stars Editors' rating May 5, 2010

MSRP: $99.99


Kin One (Verizon Wireless)

The Kin One offers young people a different and fun social networking experience, but its lack of certain basic features and required monthly data plan will limit its appeal.

By May 4, 2010

3 stars Editors' rating May 4, 2010

MSRP: $49.99


Game on (and on and on): How I survived a 24-hour gaming marathon

Could you play video and board games for 24 hours straight? CNET's Danny Gallagher did just that and kept a bleary-eyed diary as evidence for his next of kin.

By November 10, 2015


Internal Microsoft video shows testers trashing the Kin

Video shows beta testers complaining of the Kin's poor performance prior to the smartphone's release.

By November 19, 2012


Skype family portraits reunite separated kin (pictures)

These families live thousands of miles apart, but still manage to pose together for family portraits, thanks to a Webcam, video-chatting software, and some creative wizardry by N.Y.-based photographer John Clang.

8 Images By June 28, 2012


Kin's quiet return a rarity among failed gadgets

Microsoft's Kin can safely be called a tech dud, but now it's back. What's changed this time around? And has this happened with other gadgets?

By November 19, 2010


Leap Motion: 3D hands-free motion control, unbound

The startup's technology puts sub-millimeter accuracy at user fingertips, offers control gestures like pinch-to-zoom, and promises new applications that make the Kinect and its kin look like yesterday's news.

By May 20, 2012


Slime mold a muse for science-minded designers

Design studio Nervous System uses computers to simulate natural processes and create unique designs. Slime mold has inspired tableware, and now fossilized octopus-kin yield jewelry.

By April 18, 2012


Microsoft goes outside for Kin's Mac sync

The company announces that third-party firm Mark/Space is the developer of the promised Mac sync software for the Kin, "Kin Media Sync," which hits stores today.

By May 13, 2010


Verizon brings back Kin One and Two

After pulling the plug on the Kin One and Two in June, Verizon has a change of heart and relists the social-centric phones for sale.

By November 18, 2010