Summary: I had to buy a new calculator because my old one (Victor 1190) was driving me INSANE. It wobbled all over the desk when I pushed keys, and sometimes the key didn't register at all. So, my totals were always wrong, and sometimes they were WAY off. I purchased this one after reading the reviews about the keys/pressing. Not only does it work like a charm, but it looks GREAT. I love the look/feel of it, and it always presses the key, EVERY TIME. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Summary: Actually, the finish on my "premium black desktop calculator" has numerous blemishes right out of the box. They are kind of like abrasions or smears in the surface finish on several of the keys. They significantly detract from the appearance of this item. This thing just screams Made in China. It does have a pleasant "mod"-type design to it, and it has substantial weight and a nice slip-in case, but I have to agree with another reviewer that it is too big.
Summary: I really love these calculators, I bought a bunch to give as gifts. While they are not a full function graphing/calculus calculator, the Mark 1 is great for basic household/business use. And they look and feel just like an Apple product, very high quality and solid. These are a steal at $7. I haven't had any problems with the solar power not working inside, but I would have preferred a battery option.
Simply amazing ! The only cons is the extremely easily scratchable surface.
Anton Iliev, Amazon
23 January 2014
Summary: It looks amazing , sturdy , with high built quality. The included case is amazing and luxury looking. However , since it relies only on solar panel, any low ambient light will affect its performance. The other "drawbacks" is that even wiping my fingerprints with soft pouch , used for cleaning my glasses , caused scratches all over the glossy finish. Other than that , for $10 , this is probably the best price/quality calculator you can buy at the moment.
Summary: I needed a standard calculator that displayed ten numbers, well this one is even better than expected! It displays 12, and the buttons are amazingly comfortable! I am extremely pleased. It also came with a perfect case. For this price, who can resist?