DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS (Staples)
|Date of introduction:||July 2016||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:|| Office Depot: $10.99
Office Max: $9.99
Best Buy: $10.99
|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 03 year 2016 (P)|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Philippines (L)|
|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 2016 campaign together
with its pink sibling and the TI-84 Plus CE in the colors
Gold, White, Radical Red and Positively Pink.
Disassembling this model of the TI-30X IIS manufactured March 2016 by Kinpo Electronics, Inc. in the Philippines 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 date codes K-0304 and K-0409 yields no significant differences.
In Summer 2016 nine retailers used the design: Amazon, Best Buy, The Douglas Stewart Co., El Dorado Trading Group, Fred Meyer, meijer, Office Depot / Office Max, Shopko and Staples (in alphabetical order).
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© Joerg Woerner, September 4, 2016. No reprints without written permission.