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Calculators

Retro Tech: The CalcuPen

Retro Tech: The CalcuPen

These days, if you need a calculator, you simply use your smartphone. But there was a time when calculators were popular standalone problem solving tools. Techmoan checks out another retro oddity – a 1970s calculator crammed into a clunky writing instrument.

Star Wars Theme on Calculators

Star Wars Theme on Calculators

YouTuber It’s a Small World is back, but her musical calculators have multiplied for her latest performance – a fun cover version of John Williams’ Star Wars opening theme, complete with the iconic 20th Century Fox music.

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Despacito: Calculator Edition

Despacito: Calculator Edition

There are already a gazillion cover versions of the Luis Fonsi megahit Despacito, but we can honestly say this is the first time we’ve heard it played on a couple of musical calculators. Is it wrong that we like this version better?

Why TI Calculators Are Expensive

Why TI Calculators Are Expensive

The short answer? Networking. By getting cozy with math teachers, Texas Instruments became the trusted brand for graphing calculators. Teachers now know the brand’s interface so well that it would be inconvenient for them to switch.

Crazy Calculator

Crazy Calculator

The Crazy Calculator goes beyond letting you spell “boobies”. In prank mode, when you enter an equation it’ll display a funny reply using actual letters. Also works as a regular calculator.

TI-Nspire CX

TI-Nspire CX

Sure, there’s an app for just about any calculator you’d ever need, but TI’s new calculator breathes new life into the dying breed, with a 320×240 color 3D graphing display and wireless networking.

Rent Splitting Calculator

Rent Splitting Calculator

Made by Jonathan Bittner, it estimates price per sq.ft. and divides your place into bedrooms and common areas. The effects of other parameters are based on surveys conducted by Bittner.

Lexon Bamboo Gadgets

Lexon Bamboo Gadgets

Good news if you like your gadgets green: Lexon has released a rather large line of bamboo gadgets, appliances, and accessories including radios, calculators, and lighting.

Monroe 8125 Calculator

Monroe 8125 Calculator

Okay, so a calculator isn’t exactly cutting edge tech–but we’re liking Monroe’s 8125 for its blend of clean lines, 30% smaller packaging and chunky keys; think of it as porn for accountants.

Amadana Stick Calculator

Amadana Stick Calculator

The calculator is the last thing we’d call stylish, but the Amadana Stick Calculator comes in at a svelte 8mm with an elongated design that (almost) makes doing our taxes appealing.

Fraction Adding Machine

Fraction Adding Machine

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has a DIY for making your own Fraction Adding Machine out of a Rice Krispies Box, glue and tape. It’s based on an actual 1952 calculator.

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