DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS (Target)
|Date of introduction:||August 2005||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||$13.99||Display size:||11 characters and 10 +2|
|Size:|| 6.1" x 3.2" x 0.6"
154 x 83 x 15 mm³
|Weight:||3.3 ounces, 94 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||Solar cells + CR2025 (60µA)||Date of manufacture:||mth 05 year 2005|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||China (K)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
lime-green TI-30X IIS was manufactured by Kinpo Electronics,
Inc. for the retailer Target. It was released for the
2005 campaign as a contrast to the colorful TI-30X
IIS sold by competitor Wal-Mart.
Disassembling this model of the TI-30X IIS manufactured May 2005 reveals a well known internal construction. We discovered already in 2004 with Inventec Shanghai, Kinpo Electronics, Inc. and Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. three different contract manufacturers for the TI-30X IIS. Comparing two calculators with datecodes K-0505 and K-0407 yields no significant differences.
In 2007 Target added a pink series of calculators including a TI-30X IIS, TI-84 Plus Silver Edition and TI-503SV. In 2010 this lime-green calculator was still available at Target, while the pink TI-30X IIS was replaced already in 2009 with a maroon design.
Interesting to know that retailer Shopko released for the Back-to-School 2010 campaign a collection of three TI-30X IIS calculators: This lime-green design introduced in 2005 by Target, a pink design intruced in 2008 by Best Buy and Wal-Mart and a blue design widely used in 2010 by Office Depot, Fred Meyer and Meijer.
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© Joerg Woerner, August 16, 2007. No reprints without written permission.