|Hypothetical HP 15CII or 34S|
Message #1 Posted by westridge_cz on 23 June 2004, 6:24 a.m.
(The following is a repost of an earlier message, evidently Tripod.com doesn't allow remote loading of images so I had to look for another website that would allow remote loading. So here goes, hope this works... )
I was just browsing through Archive 14 when I saw a very interesting thread there for a "hypothetical HP 15CII". The picture by Chris Woodhouse is very promising. I thought I would suggest a similar idea but so as not to confuse it with Chris's idea I've renamed it the "hypothetical HP 34S". Here's a picture of what it might look like:
You might notice in the picture the following:
- The ENTER key has been brought back in the horizontal orientation, which in my opinion makes entry easier
- The keys are in color-coded groups to facilitate quick location of a desired group; white for the number keys, light grey for the stack manipulation keys, a darker grey for the programming keys, and olive green for the trigonometric keys
- The keys are of the beveled type used in the Woodstock and Spice series; this is so that there need be only one legend above each key, namely the gold legend, while the blue legend resides on the bevel; in my opinion this design should have been retained by HP because it leads to a less uncluttered keyboard appearance
- The case is of the Pioneer type, with rounded corners, which I find easier to hold than the square corners of the Voyager type
I'd appreciate hearing any comments on the design, and thanks to Chris Woodhouse for the original suggestion.