Summary: I needed a calculator that could replace my simple desk calculator for quick figures at my desk. This one has done very well and seems like it will last some time. I bought Canon as that was my old brand and I like it although since I have large hands I wish it was a tad bit bigger.
Ralph Gibson "Sr. Hardware Design Engineer", Amazon
6 April 2011
Summary: We already had one of the Canon LS-85H calculators at home for years for basic math. I tried purchasing another one like it locally with no luck. And a couple that I did buy lasted a few weeks to a few months and then quit. So when I found the Canon calculator on-line, I bought three.
Summary: I bought this to replace an old Casio. It does the job. Easy to use. However, I now wish I had bought a printing calculator. If you get distracted, you have to start over. I would recommend this for the good sturdy product it is.
Summary: At first glance this looks like a nicely built (small and simple) desk calculator, which is exactly what I wanted. And it does work fine for basic adding and subtracting, which is primarily all I need it for.
Summary: An alternative will be Canon LS-82Z. I think they are both competent calculators and do what they are supposed to do, except that the 82Z is $6.66 cheaper! (I should also mention that I calculated that number using a 82Z!)
Summary: I used this very calculator at my old office and it lasted for years. That's why I've kept on buying them. Of all the calculators I have and use, this is my favorite by far and I use it the most.
Summary: This Canon Calculator LS85H was my choice because it has big numerals and the solar battery. I am very pleased with it and like all its features. It seems like a very good buy for the price if you are looking for a functioning calculator for home use that does not require printouts.