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
Simples like a meerkat
Member Name: sympatic
Advantages: Good for people with fat fingers as buttons are big
Disadvantages: None other than it is basic so not for scientists or maths geeks
When it comes to a personal calculator all I want is something simple, some of my employment is on a self employed basis and so I have to keep accurate records for my accounts. I have noo need for a super complicated scientific calculator I just want one with all the basic arithmetic functions as well as a percentage key and that is more than enough for me.
That is why this Casio is so great as it has a nice large display and also large number and key buttons as well so it cuts down the chances of making an input error. I paid under £10 for it from the bargain bin at Staples, I cannot remember the exact amount but it was certainly under a tenner.
The buttons are nice and large, you have to provide only a little force however they are not so sensitive that you can accidently do a double entry, it is easily laid out and as well as the key functions there is also a memory function as well. It will handle eight digits of data in total on the display which is always going to be enough for me unless I win some mega lottery prize.
It is a resonable size and is ideal as a desktop calculator, it has rubber patches on the base to stop it slipping on your table and the display is at a slightly raised incline which makes it easier to read the bold black numbers. It is not heavy at all so pops into a briefcase easily however the size and shape does not make it suitable for a jacket pocket.
It is solar powered and very reliable, I have not had this fail on me in just over 18 months and it is a reliable calculator and well made.