Product Type: Casio gadgets
Newest Review: ... confuse me and I just need a calculator at work to work out monthly targets and other figures. I am a bit old fashioned in that I much pr... more
my other brain!
Member Name: giksy21
Advantages: easy to use
Disadvantages: can get grubby
My other brain
I work in a carpet and flooring warehouse. Although quite good at maths when I was at school, I still use my 'other' brain when it comes to working out square yardages, and such like. It pays to do this, as a relatively small mathematical mistake can lead to quite a large financial mistake, not to say the grief I would get from the boss!
For that purpose, an easy to use and reliable calculator is a must. Of course, any calculator is only as good as the person pushing the buttons, but I have found the casio mx-8v to be a reliable and simple little calculator that has kept my mistakes to a minimum.
Simple layout, with only the basic functions as well as M+, M- and MR. Perfect for my situation, as i have no need for scientific functions in work. The buttons are quite big, and nicely spaced making it easy to use, and hard to push buttons accidentally. The light grey colour of the main unit looks very officey, but with prolonged use in our warehouse environment, can get grubby quickly. The dual powered battery/solar cell power means that in the two years i have been using it, there has never been need to change the battery. The display is clear, and has never faded, so I can only assume that the battery is still good, and it is not only running off the solar cell.
The casio mx-8v is a great all rounder. Simple to use, and not so complex that it needs a degree to operate. The calculator is perfect, where relatively simple calculation is needed, so I would reccomend it for office use, but not for my son, who needs scientific elements for use at school. I have never had a problem with it in over two years of use, and would suggest it's use to anyone.
Summary: great, simple calculator