Reviews and Problems with Texas Instruments TI-108
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It Doesn't Like To Stay ON.
3 weeks ago
Summary: First let me say that the calculator works just fine. The problem is that the calculator has an automatic cutoff feature that isn't even described in the description on Amazon. Here is a solar powered calculator that shuts off after 7 minutes. Why? I can understand it shutting down if the light goes away but what is the necessity of it turning off. This has happened twice, I'm buying groceries and using the calculator to keep track of what I'm spending.
Summary: Needed a "four function-only" calculator for class. This was a perfect fit for me. This is very similar to the TI-30. It has solid clickable buttons with good feedback. It was works very well in low light conditions for being a solar powered calculator. It is nice and compact, no larger than the iPhone or BlackBerry. The buttons could be placed better but you get used to it quickly. I prefer this over my other calculators now.
Summary: This basic, solar-powered calculator is a great, hand-held, easy-to-use tool. It is exactly like the calculators my school district purchased to use with the math curriculum for the elementary students. They stand up to hard use and last a long time. Years from now, when mine finally "dies," I hope the TI 108 calculator will still be available so that I can purchase a replacement!
Summary: Introduced in 1990, this is a standard classroom calculator and is typically sold in packs of 10 through educational suppliers. Individual pricing varies but is typically around $6 to $8. This is a very good calculator for elementary school use (and it isn't bad to have around the house as well).