DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS (Staples, Meijer)
|Date of introduction:||July 2009||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||$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 04 year 2009 (L)|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||China (K)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
orange colored TI-30X IIS was manufactured by Kinpo Electronics,
Inc. for the retailers Staples
and Meijer. It was released for the
Back-to-School 2009 campaign together
with its dark-blue sibbling.
Disassembling this model of the TI-30X IIS manufactured April 2009 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.
In 2010 the orange design was still available at Staples, while Meijer favored a pink and new blue design for the TI-30X IIS.
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© Joerg Woerner, July 22, 2009. No reprints without written permission.