DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments Magic Reading Desk
|Date of introduction:||1992||Display technology:||n.a.|
|New price:|| $38.25 (1992)
|Size:||10.6" x 11.5" x 2.6"|
|Weight:||1 pound 13 ounces||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||4*AA cells||Date of manufacture:||mth 01 year 1993|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||China|
|Precision:||Integrated circuits:||TSP50C42, TSP60C80|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Texas Instruments continued with the Magic Reading Tesk the spirit of the Super Speak & Read. The toy is a combination of the previous Speak & Read and the position sensitive keyboard of the Touch & Tell game. The integrated voice synthesizer will ask you different questions and you have to show with your fingertip the answers.
The Magic Reading Desk uses exchangable Speech-ROM's in an expansion port. Each of them corresponds to a set of different booklets.
18 different booklets are known already from the Super Speak & Read and its clone Ready...Set...Read!:
|Blue: Basic set (1..4)|
|Orange: Reading Fun 1 Expansion Pack (5..11)|
|Purple: Reading Fun 2 Expansion Pack (12..18)|
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.