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Texas Instruments Magic Reading Desk

Date of introduction:  1992 Display technology:  n.a.
New price:  $38.25 (1992)
 Libraries: $19.95
Display size:  
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
Memories:      
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)



If you have additions to the above article please email: joerg@datamath.org.

Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.