The $200 calculator 09-21-2015, 07:58 PM Post: #1  kusmi Junior Member Posts: 26 Joined: Feb 2014 The$200 calculator
It exists and is not from HP...

http://www.wired.com/2015/09/amazon-tabl...calculator

I'm wondering if they really sell 5000 per year?
09-21-2015, 08:06 PM
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 Sukiari Member Posts: 117 Joined: Dec 2014
RE: The $200 calculator It's tough to tell what the goal here was. Perhaps they just wanted to make a corporate pride project? Japan seems to be big on those. 09-22-2015, 12:42 AM Post: #3  BobVA Member Posts: 256 Joined: Dec 2013 RE: The$200 calculator
My HP-25 did like this part though:

Quote:The numbers and words on its keys are integrated as part of the molding process, not slapped on afterward, meaning they won’t wear down under the strain of repeated tapping.
09-22-2015, 03:50 AM (This post was last modified: 09-22-2015 03:55 AM by Katie Wasserman.)
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 Katie Wasserman Super Moderator Posts: 629 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: The $200 calculator (09-21-2015 07:58 PM)kusmi Wrote: It exists and is not from HP... http://www.wired.com/2015/09/amazon-tabl...calculator I'm wondering if they really sell 5000 per year? I think that they will easily do that. They understand the idea of "limited edition" in a way that HP didn't with their 15C LE -- they never said how many they would produce. HP would have had no trouble selling 50,000 of them at$220 (as demonstrated from the resales of the MIB ones). Sure the 15C does a lot more than the Casio S100, but the 15C appeals to a tiny audience while anyone can appreciate an S100. (Actually this seems targeted towards accounts.)

-katie

09-24-2015, 07:18 AM
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 Sukiari Member Posts: 117 Joined: Dec 2014
RE: The $200 calculator Looking more closely at the machine, there are photos of a man holding it if you use Google Image Search. It looks positively enormous! Though I am not about to spend$200 on this particular calculator, and thus probably won't ever use one, there are some things that are evident about it.

The good: The screen is angled toward the operator. This should be the standard for any instrument! It also appears to have an antireflective coating. This is good to see - we live in a crazy world where everything from laptops, to calculators, to even televisions, have glossy screens for some reason which escapes me.

The bad: This is a very basic calculator. Square root, percent, memory, and a currency converter. Plus it looks to be even larger than my TI-95 Procalc.

To be fair, it does include some sales tax functions, what looks like multiple memories and a "grand total" button, and an intriguing button that is labeled with the universal sign for "play." Perhaps this indicates a keystroke program capability? Anyway the key shape will have its critics as well, but I personally like concave keycaps.

I think this calculator is destined to be used in upscale retail shops. The large size, 0, 00, tax, and grand total buttons make me suspect this anyway.
10-04-2015, 01:54 PM
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 rivest Junior Member Posts: 2 Joined: Sep 2015
RE: The $200 calculator The Casio S100 costs 30,000 Yen on rakuten. (the only place I could find) http://item.rakuten.co.jp/akibamac/4971850033110 That's about$250 excluding shipping and taxes.
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