DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS (Staples)
|Date of introduction:||July 2011||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:|| Office Depot: $14.99
Office Max: $12.99
|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 02 year 2011 (M)|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||China (K)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
pink colored TI-30X IIS was manufactured by Kinpo Electronics,
Inc. for the office product retailer Staples. It was released for the
Back-to-School 2011 campaign together
with its orange sibling and the TI-84 Plus Silver
Edition in the colors of pink and blue.
Disassembling this model of the TI-30X IIS manufactured February 2011 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-0304 and K-0409 yields no significant differences.
This design was used in Summer 2011 by five retailers: Office Depot, Staples, Office Max, Fred Meyer and Shopko. In Summer 2012 both Target and BJ's added this TI-30X IIS to their selection.
In Summer 2013 six retailers used the design: Best Buy, Fred Meyer, Office Max, Shopko, Staples and Target (in alphabetical order).
Don't miss the pink TI-30XS MultiView introduced in 2011, too.
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© Joerg Woerner, July 31, 2011. No reprints without written permission.