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Choice Votes   Percent
Yes, I bought a hard case 11 6.3%   
Yes, I bought a soft case 22 12.6%   
No, the sliding case that came with it is fine 125 71.4%   
No, and in fact, I don't use/lost my sliding case 3 1.7%   
Case? Isn't that in a switch block? 14 8.0%   

Survey posted 2006-02-06 04:32 by Jon.

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Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Jonathan Katz  Account Info
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This survey idea was actually inspired by an email I received asking if I knew of a place that sold hard cases that would fit the v200. I actually wondered how many people bought separate cases for their calculators, so...

Reply to this comment    6 February 2006, 04:34 GMT

Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
jesse frey  Account Info

where they a reasearch scientist going on a rafting trip? I would feel too nerdy pulling a calc out of a hard case.

Reply to this comment    6 February 2006, 07:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
KermMartian  Account Info
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Where is the option for I received two hard cases free and bought 9 soft cases on sale for 50 cents each at Staples???

Reply to this comment    6 February 2006, 14:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Steven Ford  Account Info

i guess they left that one out, i dont see why though
=)

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 21:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
KermMartian  Account Info
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Yeah, I don't know either. Tsk. :)

Reply to this comment    13 February 2006, 13:24 GMT


Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Steven Ford  Account Info

where can you get one to fit the v200? (soft case)

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 21:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
CajunLuke  Account Info
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Your friendly neighborhood leatherworking shop, some assembly required.

Reply to this comment    9 February 2006, 01:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Steven Ford  Account Info

nice one, i dont think i will find a leatherworking shop in DC

Reply to this comment    9 February 2006, 02:42 GMT

Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Mr.Z  Account Info
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My TI-92+'s snap-on lid is fine, but "No, & the sliding case seems no good, either" would apply to my poor old TI-86, so often the victim of annoying people wanting to see what I was doing (& then it falls to the floor, they get scared, & usually never bother it again).

Reply to this comment    6 February 2006, 06:28 GMT

Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Spellshaper Account Info

sliding case is fine...
As long as you remove it instead of applying it the other way around, what leads to many "oopses" and "bangs" when it meets the floor XD

Reply to this comment    6 February 2006, 12:18 GMT

Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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Soft cases? Hard cases? I don't think so.

Real men carry their calculators in a calculator hip holster (CH^2). See URL for me practicing my draw several years ago.

You should also keep a backup TI-36X solar in an ankle holster just in case your batteries go dead. It could save your life in a shootout.

Reply to this comment    6 February 2006, 14:59 GMT

Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Snave2000  Account Info

And don't forget the ammo belt of spare batteries! 4 new batteries in the hand are worth 8 in the bush...

If all else fails, you can hurl a handful of dead batteries at your adversaries.

Reply to this comment    6 February 2006, 16:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
jesse frey  Account Info

isn't that what the solar calc is for?

Reply to this comment    6 February 2006, 19:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Num Account Info
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Well normally yes, but the TI-36X doesn't pack as much of a punch as 4 dead AAA batteries!

Reply to this comment    6 February 2006, 22:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Mr.Z  Account Info
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An entire TI-92+ packs much more punch if one is in a dire enough emergency (though, since they are discontinued, I do hope no one intends to destroy any).

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 16:06 GMT

Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
KermMartian  Account Info
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I've never been able to find a TI-sized hip holster. Oh man, I would <3 one of those... :)

Reply to this comment    6 February 2006, 21:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Num Account Info
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Well, I admit a dedicated TI calc holster would be pretty cool, I always put my 89T in my pockets. It never falls out, so the only reason I use the sliding case that came with it is incase I slip and fall on my side, or so I accidentally turn on the calc. Another question, the 84+SE has almost the exact same case as the 89T. Is TI getting lazy, because the only real case difference on the 84+se and the 89T is the 84's changeable faceplate...

Reply to this comment    6 February 2006, 22:48 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Snave2000  Account Info

I believe that the two calcs are exactly the same size. Their slide cases are interchangable.

Reply to this comment    6 February 2006, 23:16 GMT


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Num Account Info
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Yes they are, the slide cases are exactly the same and can be "mixed and matched." I have both kinds; I can test this.

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 02:04 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Ryan Nazaretian  Account Info

I just put mine in a dedicated pocket of my book bag. :)

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 04:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Mr.Z  Account Info
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If I could find eBooks of my textbooks (in a format compatible with my PDA or calculator) I would not need to carry a backpack (except, perhaps, for paper for those classes that still use it, though paper could be stored in a small binder instead). I would pay for them (plus, they should be cheaper than the paper book); it is just that there are none.

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 16:11 GMT


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Num Account Info
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Actually, if you have patience, you could type them on your computer. Since I've never figured out how to use TICT's ebook generator, I use TI's TI-Reader instead. Just type up the textbook, save it as a .txt file and use the TI-Reader generator.

Reply to this comment    8 February 2006, 00:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Mr.Z  Account Info
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There are 3 problems with that, at least in my case:

Copyright - but I think that would be fair use if you paid for the book & did not distribute the file
Size - textbooks are huge (too much data, or at least too much typing)
Content - pictures & oodles of special symbols (at least in computer science-related texts)

Only the too-much-typing objection applies to the PDA, but it still outweighs the book itself (pun intended).

Reply to this comment    8 February 2006, 23:21 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
jesse frey  Account Info

you just need scanner software that reads text that would make the job of typing them in lots easier

Reply to this comment    9 February 2006, 05:02 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Num Account Info
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Bah! Copyright this, Copyleft that! Come on, no one is *really* going to know that you broke the law... Just us trustworthy pseudo-friends...

Reply to this comment    13 February 2006, 22:41 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
jesse frey  Account Info

if you look at most of the "older" calcs they are very similar in case design

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 04:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Num Account Info
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Slightly off topic, but one time my friend brought in his dad's TI-85 to show me. When I used it, I felt like I was holding a piece of history...

Reply to this comment    8 February 2006, 00:43 GMT

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Steven Ford  Account Info

i know the feeling, i saw that my geometry teacher uses a TI-81, those suck

Reply to this comment    8 February 2006, 03:15 GMT


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farengoth  Account Info

just today i started mucking about with my math teachers 81... i can't believe how similar it is to the 83... and yet so primative...
my english teacher has a ti-85, which the calculator geeks at my school are constantly trying to get their hands on

Reply to this comment    9 February 2006, 21:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
jesse frey  Account Info

why does your english teacher have a graphing calc?

Reply to this comment    10 February 2006, 01:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Num Account Info
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Maybe the teacher is an educationally inclined person *cough*nerd.*cough*

Reply to this comment    10 February 2006, 02:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Ryan Nazaretian  Account Info

I know the feeling, I have retired my TI-85 to only be used for simple stuff like adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, and solving pi (yeah, it cannot be done, I said this only to make you laugh (as the one reading this text on your computer, pda, cellphone, or possibly your calculator)).

Reply to this comment    10 February 2006, 03:18 GMT

Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
burntfuse  Account Info
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It would also help to work on finger speed so you can type those equations quickly, dividing the keypad between both thumbs. ;-)

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 19:41 GMT


Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Kieron Abbott  Account Info

Chuck Norris has twin Voyage 200's in hip holsters, a 36X on his left ankle, a BAII Plus on his right ankle, and a bandolier of AAA batteries with a pouch of button cells. He roundhouse kicks HP users.

Reply to this comment    8 February 2006, 03:11 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Snave2000  Account Info

That's one mean setup! I almost feel sorry for those HP users... (not really!)

Reply to this comment    8 February 2006, 16:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
farengoth  Account Info

how can you feel sorry for them? i mean, they've had their souls sucked out...

Reply to this comment    9 February 2006, 21:41 GMT


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Num Account Info
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It's times like this that we need a good TI evangelist to save the HP souls,

Reply to this comment    10 February 2006, 01:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
CajunLuke  Account Info
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What about TI's marketing department?

Reply to this comment    12 February 2006, 14:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
burntfuse  Account Info
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Come on...it was TI's marketing department that came up with those hideous light blue and pink cases for the 84s , *shudder* the case sticker competition, TestGuard, etc.

Reply to this comment    12 February 2006, 20:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Have you bought a separate protective case for your TI calculator?
Lewk Of Serthic  Account Info
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Ha ha. Gotta love chuck norris, though I've always had him figured as a TI-89 guy. Their slimmer design would impead his roundhouse kicks less.

The funny part is, I was just looking at chuck norris facts earlier today at www.chucknorrisfacts.com.

Reply to this comment    12 February 2006, 06:44 GMT

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