It had been a while since I wanted to try and learn to play a kalimba. As a to-be beginner I felt this was my best choice price-wise and this holds true even as we speak.
I love the sound and the resonance chamber, but I'm not particularly happy about the 2 highest notes on each side: they buzz and don't have much sustain.
Another con would be the difficulty to tune it: the hammer system is not that precise, where you end up hammering too little or too much, making tuning a chore.
Apart from that, it is portable and soothing, making it a good companion at night. I am very happy with this exotic instrument and it really is a lot of value for the money. I would recommend it to any beginner.