the only thing i like is
No soldering!!
They invented a magnetic connector between the modules.

My daughter’s grade school has little Bits for their maker class (4th grade). It seems to be going very well and she has shown interest in it. For that reason i give them a big thumbs up!

just a very quick thought about cloud connectivity - seems like a big leap but then I only have a 9-year old. Maybe this cloud connectivity could be used in middle school.

I don’t see this product as being very similar to electric imp mainly due to the difference in the intended market. then again - maybe as an engineer I am clueless about product placement and marketing ; )

I think cloud connectivity is crucial as for this generation, rich interfaces such web pages and apps are the way they are used to interacting with things and is a way to get them excited