Product Type: Casio gadgets
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Basic Calculator for General House or Office Use
Member Name: norton501
Advantages: Basic and Functional
Disadvantages: Only offers basic functions
I had to buy myself a new calculator last year when I lost my trusty old calculator and was finding I needed to have a calculator to hand when sorting my house finances- and it wasn't always feasible to have my computer open and to use the calculator application.
After doing a quick search, I found this Casio calculator on Amazon for £2.40 plus p&p and I thought this was a decent price as I like the option of having it posted to me so went for the online purchase- though I am sure I could have found a cheaper option in a supermarket.
The calculator is as the picture- it measures approx 10 x 14cm so is a good size. The buttons are a good size and aren't too small so this prevents you hitting the wrong number and it is easy to use.
It has a solar panel so it recharges itself as long as you use it in natural light- I don't know of anyone who has a calculator that they have to change the batteries in so this is a standard function for a lot of calculators.
The calculator offers all the basic functions such as add, minus, divide, plus there is a percentage button and a memory add/ memory clear button. There are no scientific functions on this calculator as it is just your basic desk calculator- good for working out what you have left of a budget or adding up numbers.
I have had this calculator for around 8 months now and have had no problems with it, It meets my needs for a calculator- ie adding up bills at home or working out your every day things like salary/ saving for holidays etc., . The only downsides I can think of are it does not have the scientific complicated functions some people may need (ie for people doing A Levels or maths exams) and it is a good size to keep on a desk or at home but may be a bit bulky if you carry a calculator around with you.
So, overall I would recommend this for general occasional use at home or work, but not for scientific or complicated use.
Summary: Good solid basic house or desk calculator
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