Product Type: Casio gadgets
Newest Review: ... still maintains its excellent function even with this amount of usage. Appearance The calculator is standard size and measures about 4cm... more
Everything about this little machine adds up!
Member Name: SoadFan
Advantages: Cheap to buy and easy to use
Disadvantages: Not water or spill proof
~A handy desk top calculator~
I bought two of these desk top calculators for £1 each from a clearance stand in a well known household/ DIY store a few years ago and although I have misplaced my spare one (very typical) the one I have had in use on and off since I bought it is still going strong. I have found that the size of the calculator is about right as it is nice and chunky yet light to carry about from room to room when needed. The whole thing takes up less than half the space of a small sized place mat that you might use to set up your dinner table with, making it easy to use without taking up too much space.
I have found that the LCD display on the calculator shows up in a clear and simple way that makes it easy to read with well sized numbers and figures that you can view at a slight distance without having to squint your eyes. The calculator sits well on a smooth table or desk ready for use, as it has a good shape that tilts slightly to give the best view point. I feel this calculator makes a very easy to get to grips with desk top machine and I have been both pleased and surprised at how long it has lasted without needing any thing other than a light wipe over if it gets dusty or dirty.
One thing I have found useful about the calculator is its solar panel which means it doesn't need to be topped up with new batteries all the time and although it may need attention at some point in the future so far the solar panel seems to be working well enough to keep the internal LR54 battery charged up fully. The functions on this calculator are quite basic although I have found they are all I need for basic adding and subtracting etc. I have found the main features of the this item are all very useful to have, as are the set of good sized easy to reach in put keys.
The largish LCD display can show up to 8 digits at a time and there is an easy to use 3 key memory functionality (ie: MR, M- and M+). The calculator can be used for tax calculations as this model has a % button as well as a Tax + and Tax - button for ease of use , you can make easy currency conversions when needed, the usual + - x = buttons are well placed at one side of the machine set in a way that makes them simple to reach and use. The angled LCD display is nice and clear, there is an off button and an on button as well as an auto cut off point to save power when you are not using the machine.
~Rating and price~
One thing that is worth mentioning is the fact that this model is not classed as being water proof or even splash proof, so care does need to be taken if you are using this whilst drinking a tea/ coffee etc and in order to avoid spilling anything on this I make sure I keep it away from filled cups and glasses just in case of knocks and spills. Other than that I feel that this big little desk top style calculator is well priced with it selling for between £4 to £5 at full price (although there are reductions and discounts to be found at times) and as it works as well as it should I want to give it a 4 star product rating.
The outer casing that the calculator sits in is neat and simple to look at with no really sharp edges and it has a set of nice semi soft touch keys that don't need too much pressure on them in order for them to work freely. Over all I feel that even though this calculator lacks any really fancy functions, it has all the basics ready and waiting and is very reliable. I have found that I haven't needed anything else in terms of functionality with this machine as it does what it promises.
Summary: A useful item
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