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Would You Pay $225 For Casio’s Calculator?

Would You Pay $225 For Casio's Calculator?

50 years ago Casio launched its first calculator. To commemorate this special occasion, Japanese company released the Casio S100 ‘Special One’, a $225 luxury calculator. At first glance, 183.0 x 110.5 x 17.8mm calculator which weighs about 250g (including a battery), and with no internet connection, no apps, no wireless connectivity, looks like a lot of other calculators. But, it does have craftsmanship. According to Casio, S100 calculator looses the die-plastic for something much more exotic, it uses an aluminum alloy for the casing which is precisely cast using ‘diamond cut treatment’.

Would You Pay $225 For Casio's Calculator?
Would You Pay $225 For Casio’s Calculator?

The company has used an industry first “V-shaped gear link slim isolation keys.” with an unique gear link structure which deliver a uniform experience no matter which part of the key you press. In addition, with “isolation keys,” which have enough gaps in between, Casio made typing easy. Furthermore, the numbers on the keys are not printed but realized by “two-color molding.” As a result, the numbers will not be erased even after a long period of use.
If this was not enough it makes use of the industry first display window with a double-sided antireflection coating which us paired with a high-contrast LCD so even under direct sunlight the display is clearly available.
Priced at ¥27,000 (approx US$225, excluding tax), Casio S100 calculator will be available from September 30th. The company said it will manufacture 5,000 of these calculators a year.

Would You Pay $225 For Casio's Calculator?
Would You Pay $225 For Casio’s Calculator?

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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