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TI Offers Translucent Cases on Newer Models
Posted by Nick on 24 August 1999, 02:19 GMT

When I thought life couldn't get any better, TI came along and topped it. Now they offer a new line of translucent iMac-style cases for the TI-73, 83, 83+, 86 and 89 calculator models. Only $4 for one or $16 for all six, plus shipping of course.

 


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Re: TI offers Translucent Cases on newer models
Gunner Account Info
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I ordered mine already. I got the blue one. I am gonna be the envy of all the calculator geeks at my school. But it doesn't look like they charged me any shipping. The site said $1 for all items $1-$5, however, it said the final cost was $4.

     24 August 1999, 02:23 GMT

Re: Re: TI offers Translucent Cases on newer models
Justin Gaynor  Account Info
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I JUST GOT MY GREEN ONE IN THE MAIL TODAY!!! It's pretty cool...and yes...everyone at school WILL envy us...!

     28 August 1999, 00:48 GMT


Re: Re: TI offers Translucent Cases on newer models
Cheesy Account Info
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I ordered all 6 of the cases and it said that my final cost was 16 bucks. Maybe there is no shipping carges on all cases or something.

Check out the Power Mac G4, it can TOAST any Pentium 3 it wants to. (It's so fast that the government is putting export laws on it, the same export laws as Cray supercomputers and other supercomputers. Think Personl Supercomputer. http://www.apple.com/powermac/)

     3 September 1999, 05:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI offers Translucent Cases on newer models
Andrew Cheese  Account Info

I see you like macs

     18 September 1999, 18:35 GMT

Re: TI Offers Translucent Cases on Newer Models
Mark Leverentz  Account Info

Finally, something to spend my money on. I've had this $4 for who knows how long -- now I can finally get rid of it. And to sweeten the deal, in return I get a piece of shiny plastic that makes my calculator look like a hippie.

     24 August 1999, 02:26 GMT


Re: Re: TI Offers Translucent Cases on Newer Models
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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No, it makes your calculator look like a computer belonging to a hippie.

--BlueCalx

     24 August 1999, 02:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Offers Translucent Cases on Newer Models
DOZIEDO  Account Info
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Hey Nick, way to go, I didn't know you had any wit whatsoever but I actually chuckled at that one.!

     24 August 1999, 19:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Offers Translucent Cases on Newer Models
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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What's a wit?

     25 August 1999, 19:28 GMT

Re: TI Offers Translucent Cases on Newer Models
levine  Account Info

I'm ordering all six for everyone in my Calculus class. Perhaps the pretty colors will distract them enough that they'll all fail the tests and bring the curve up.

Yes, that's it.

     24 August 1999, 02:35 GMT

Good god....
Nick Silkey  Account Info
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It seems as if TI is either a.) on crack, b.) now the property of AOL, or c.) asked Steve Jobs on LSD on what to do next. (Yeah, you've seen Pirates Of Silicon Valley, and you know who you are!) This is by far the stupidest thing I have ever heard that TI has done, but hey. Maybe you MTV TRL-ite teenybopper gurlaiz will buy these alongside your Britney Spears CDs. Seriously, anyone who wastes any money upon this crap either needs to get laid soon and/or should age some more years until they hit high school and/or needs to cease to unveil their existance to me.

-filler

     24 August 1999, 02:39 GMT

Re: Good god....
elcobbola  Account Info
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I agree, those things are hidious. Is TI trying to turn the last fruity-color-free computing devices into Imacs? This is a bad sign...

     24 August 1999, 02:53 GMT

Re: Good god....
Jeremy Peper Account Info
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today companies are making a habit of changing their products to make them more interesting to appeal to certain people (people who like pretty colors) remember the day's before gameboy pocket and the good old fasion gameboy was not selling well...well nintendo's answer was to come out with gamboys in pretty colors and suddenly they were popular again .. maybe there trying to renew the interest in their products

     24 August 1999, 03:27 GMT

Re: Re: Good god....
Adam Berlinsky-Schine  Account Info
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My grandmother is currently procrastinating getting her first computer because she "can't decide which color." She's getting a mac simply because they come in 5 different colors. Colors do appear to some people, in the case the computer illiterates who don't understand that the real power of computers is in the processor (and internals), not the colors. So these companies do have some sense in them. I, on the other hand, would never be caught dead bringing a "Colored" TI calculator to school :)

     24 August 1999, 04:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Good god....
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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Recently, I upgraded my computer from a screamingly fast p200mmx (yeah yeah I know, that's what ticalc.org runs on :) ) to a celeron 433 oc'd to 482 or something gay like that. It is, with a single question in my mind, the classic nerd box. Beige, cold, boring, piece of crap box, but even overclocked it maintains an internal temp/processor temp of 27 degrees celsius. And it runs damn fast, too :). Point is, the n3wb33 l4m4h5 who are buying boxen b/c they're pretty and come in eighty-six different designer colors such as "mother-of-pearl" and "hax0r yellow" don't NEED obscene processing power. I'm almost sadddened that my grandmother spent $3,268.29 on a pentium II-450 with 256 megs RAM (this was well before the p3 was released) because all she uses it for is Microsoft Word and AOL. She could have bought an iMac or a G3 or one of those crappy EMachines or whatever and done the same stuff. Hell, I could have given her my old comp( now collecting dust in the corner of my bedroom) and she'd be still doing the same stuff. That way, I could take hers :)

--BlueCalx

     24 August 1999, 04:55 GMT


Unfathomably frustrating
Notorious Computerman  Account Info
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Hey, don't be putting down the beige box! I have one that I built a couple o' years a go on a $200 limit, and I did pretty well with the money I had. I've got a (now out-of-date, but still workable) P-MMX 266 with 24Mb RAM, a 1Mb video card, 8x CD-ROM, 16-bit sound card (using the program "WinGroove" in place of my MIDI synth), a flatbed scanner, a gamepad, a flightstick, a 1Gb hard drive, and an HP LaserJet Series II printer. It's old, it's slow, it's clunky... but hey, I can get online with it, it's stable, and it runs ZSNES pretty well :-).

...But don't you hate how it always seems like the illiterates and, er, "non-power users" (AKA people who only use their computers for 1)word processing/spreadsheets and 2)E-Mail) seem to have the best equipment? My aunt just got a new PC- a 450MHz PII- and their family uses the thing SOLELY FOR E-MAIL! Heck, I could check E-Mail on my 8088-based palmtop! (which I got for $90 on clearance... for more info on THAT out-of-date snail, do a 'Net search for "CASIO Z-7000")

Here I am, programming calcs, running emu's, doing graphics editing, designing websites, and doing audio restoration and freelance publishing, on something that belongs on the clearance table at K-Mart. Ah, well... se la vi.

Anyway, I'm all for calculator customization (mine has labels from the bottom of an NES on it, along with a GameBoy logo on the border of the screen), but I really think these covers are a waste of money. They're tacky, overpriced (plastic only costs a few cents to manufacture, hence enormous profits on things like LEGOs), and definitely UNoriginal. It's like the person who only writes papers and puts out $2000 for a really nice PC. Entirely unnecessary. Besides, since they are a pop-culture type thing, many people will get them. Then it'll be like punks are today... they do it to rebel, but everyone else is doing the same thing so they're really just conforming.

Sorry for the long, nonsensical rambling. I kinda got carried away ;-).

     24 August 1999, 05:45 GMT

Re: Unfathomably frustrating
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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I spent a grand total of about $700 on this beige box. I'm not saying that the beige box is bad; I'm just saying that it's not meant for everyone. Some people just don't render images at 1600x1200 in Bryce 4 on a biweekly basis. Most people out there use AOL and MS Word and hotmail and such; they don't need anything fast unless they play Q3test or something equally graphic-intensive.
As for the best equipment part, I know the feeling. Just think about it, millions of college students on phat resnet pipes not leeching gigs upon gigs of mp3's :(. It makes me want to cry sometimes, just cry.
In the customization department... I just have my name scratched in the back of mine. With a diamond-tipped Dremel(TM) engraving tool. It cut a few holes in the plastic in parts, but the calc works fine otherwise. The plastic smelled funny after I did it, too =\.
Finally, there's nothing wrong with being nonsensical. I do it all the time. I'm going to bed now.

--BlueCalx

     24 August 1999, 06:28 GMT

Re: Re: Unfathomably frustrating
ajorians  Account Info

It is a good way for Ti to make extra money, especially when school is about to start. For Michigan -> East Lansing school starts Aug. 30

     25 August 1999, 14:26 GMT


Screw the subject
GrandCenturion Account Info

How in the heck did this go from multi-color TI cases to what kind of computer your stupid grandma decided to get. You people suck. Who cares about the colored cases. If mine gets screwed up, then I might buy one. I leave the compulsive buying to the pricks.

     31 August 1999, 03:41 GMT


Re: Unfathomably frustrating
evan  Account Info

>don't you hate how it always seems like the illiterates seem to have the best equipment?

I noticed this, and figured out why: rather than screwing around, building there own computers, rewriteing Linux, playing Bomberbloke (fine game BTW), etc. during school; they were paying attention, and now they all have good jobs and can afford things they don't know how to use. :-/

     25 August 1999, 00:47 GMT


Re: Re: Unfathomably frustrating
Olathe  Account Info
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What fun would that be ?

     5 September 1999, 20:12 GMT


Re: Re: Good god....
bluey424  Account Info

I just think this would be a good time to point out that these are CALCULATORS! Not Gameboys! They're meant to be used for math, not for little kids to play games on.

Sorry if i've offended anyone.

     24 August 1999, 06:25 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Good god....
ASmith Account Info

dont' start that up, noone ever wins

     24 August 1999, 17:03 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Good god....
ajorians  Account Info

This will make teachers THINK that they are Gameboys and so you will probley have your calculator taken away for doing math.

     25 August 1999, 14:28 GMT


reeeeeeeeee:
Justin Surratt
(Web Page)

Unless you suck up and buy one for your teacher.

     25 August 1999, 22:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Good god....
Olathe  Account Info
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TI doesn't make them for math. It makes them for profit.

TI supports games on them. It has games on its own FTP server for just about all the calculators.

It isn't morally wrong, as most think, to play games on them. When you buy them, you own them and can do anything you want with them.

     5 September 1999, 20:17 GMT

Re: Good god....
ScottSpeed Account Info
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I don't watch mtv and I get laid everyday, yet I can't wait to get my blue case for my 89!!! $4 doesn't seem like a waste, what is that? you can get a combo meal at jack in the box for that much, and once you eat it it's gone, but you'll always have your colored case.

     30 August 1999, 23:57 GMT

Re: Re: Good god....
Sirius

I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes, you don't have to be a geek to want a little color in your life. I am quite fond of blue.

     6 September 1999, 04:31 GMT


Re: Re: Good god....
Prashant  Account Info

Whoah!!! you get laid everyday? That's awesome! Share the wealth. I have a ti 89 too

     18 September 1999, 19:03 GMT


Re: Good god....
Prashant  Account Info

That was very comical

     18 September 1999, 18:54 GMT

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