Texas Instruments Speak & Read (Type 2)

Date of introduction:  1986 Display technology:  Fluorescent
New price:  Libraries: $17.95 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:  year 1986
AC-Adapter:  AC9199 Origin of manufacture:  USA
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  CD2705, TMC0280 (CD2801), 2 * TMC0350 (CD2394,2395)
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner
    Download manual:   (US: 11.5 MByte)
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This Speak & Read model from the year 1986 got a slightly changed keyboard design. View the original Speak & Read here.

Other products in the Speak & line cover spelling words and math. Compare this Speak & Read with both Speak & Spell and Speak & Math

Dont't miss the appearance of the Speak & Spell in the movie E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial. Do you know Qubais Reed Ghazala ? Get more tunes from your Speak & Read with circuit-bending.

Few years later the Super Speak & Read with the position sensitive keyboard technology was introduced.

In 1986 we knew a total of 8 different plug-in modules for the Speak & Read, a comprehensive overview including the wordlists could be found here

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