Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Keypad for TI-Nspire

Date of introduction:  March 8, 2010
 Available: May 2010
Display technology:  
New price:  $10.00 (SRP 2010) Display size:  
Size:  4.6" x 2.9" x 0.40"
 118 x 73 x 10 mm3
Weight:  2.6 ounces, 74 grams Serial No:  2223027467 
Batteries:  n.a. Date of manufacture:  mth 06 year 2010 (A)
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  China (P)
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner 

The TI-84 Plus Keypad is more than just a replacement of the original TI-Nspire Keypad. It emulates the keystrokes and functionality of the previous TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition graphing calculators. This allows the use of the TI-Nspire on exams permitting just the TI-83 Plus based calculators like SAT and ACT.

Within the Datamath Calculator Museum the combination of the TI-Nspire with the TI-84 Plus Keypad is referred as TI-Nspire KBD. To reduce theft of school-owned TI-Nspire's a "school bus yellow" edition  is available.

Texas Instruments achieved the 100% compatibility by storing even the well known TI-84 Applications into the operating system:

Cabri® Jr.
Inequality Graphing
Periodic Table
Probability Simulations
Science Tools
Transformation Graphing
Vernier EasyData™

The TI-84 Plus Keypad supports with its integrated connector the TI-Navigator™ system, the TI Connect software and the 2nd-generation CBL 2™ (Calculator-Based Laboratory) and CBR 2™ (Calculator-Based Ranger).

As of March 2010 a total of four different keyboards are either available for the 2nd generation TI-Nspire or announced:

TI-Nspire Touchpad (The new alphanumeric keyboard of the 2nd generation TI-Nspire
TI-Nspire Touchpad EZ-Spot (Black yellow color scheme)
TI-84 Plus Keypad (The black edition of the original keyboard of the TI-Nspire
TI-84 Plus EZ-Spot Keypad (Added yellow "School Property" logo)

Texas Instruments introduced already in 1976 an educational calculator with a total of six interchangeable keyboards! Don't miss the rare ABLE (ABstract Linking Electronically) limited function calculator.

Texas Instruments announced on March 8, 2010 the new TI-Nspire Touchpad and Operating System 2.0. The new OS 2.0, including the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition 2.54MP, was released for this TI-Nspire with Clickpad, too.

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