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Texas Instruments El Loro Profesor
|Date of introduction:||1992||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||9 alphanumeric|
|Size:|| 10.0" x 7.0" x 1.3"
254 x 177 x 34 mm3
|Weight:||16.7 ounces, 474 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||4*C cells||Date of manufacture:||wk 13 year 1992|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Precision:||Integrated circuits:|| TSP50C42 (CSM42031),
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
This wonderful hybride uses the housing of the original Speak & Spell from 1980 with the modern electronics of the first Super Speak & Spell.
The English speaking sibbling of this Spanish talking El Loro Profesor was called Super Speak & Spell, too.
The main differences between the Super Speak & Spell and the El Loro Profesor are the Speech-ROM's:
|El Loro Profesor: TSP50C42/CSM42031, CMM19054|
|Super Speak & Spell (91): TSP50C42/CSM42030, CMM19048|
Two extension modules were available with a total of 600 new words.
The toy is intended for players ages 6 to 11.
With the similiar El Loro Parlanchin we know a second Spanish speaking Super Speak & Spell. Judging from the codes found on the Speech-ROM's the El Loro Profesor seems to be the successor of the El Loro Parlanchin.
A similiar product was introduced in France with the La Super Dictée Magique and in Italy with the Grillo Parlante Piu.
Tired of the blue line? Believe it or not, customers in China enjoyed already in 1990 their own "Professor" in bright red colors.
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© Joerg Woerner, September 25, 2002. No reprints without written permission.