10 Key Calculator for PC & MacPrice: $54.00
Design by Industrial Facility.
By IDEA International.
Summoning all nostalgic computer senses! The 10 Key Calculator features clicking keys that hail back to old school keyboards with large, tactile buttons mimic that old computer keyboard sensation. Offered in three glossy colors, 10 Key functions as a standard calculator. Or, connect the calculator to your desktop or laptop (it's compatible with both Macs and PCs) for use in Numeric Keypad mode. Select Red or Black.
Arrives in a uniquely designed gift box.
Dimensions: 3.3" W X 5.5" H
Unique item, but could be better in some areas
By: Alan S., Renter (Sunnyvale, CA, USA)
first off this is a really cool calculator. i use it as a stand alone so i cant comment on how it performs as a USB keyboard addon. everything works and it makes a nice clicky noise when you press the buttons! people love it and cant resist giving it a go. here are my nitpicks: - the product is extremely light weight. i would have liked some heft and weight to it rather than a cheap plastic feel. - uses a weird battery size. a more standard battery would have been preferred. - would be nice to have a display that tilts towards you for easier viewing. a backlit display would have been amazing. - biggest gripe is the keyswitch (this is for mechanical keyboard snobs). from what i can tell this uses a replica of the alps switch and its kind of pingy and sometimes misses light keysytrokes. i wish they used a real high quality alps switch instead. overall a cool item, but for the money i feel like they could have gone with higher quality components.
Designer: Industrial Facility
Sam Hecht and Kim Colin formed design office Industrial Facility in London to explore the junction between industrial design and the world around us. Ippei Matsumoto joined the office soon after its formation and acts as Senior Designer. Industrial Facility considers and designs objects of varying purpose in relation to their spatial, cultural and performative landscapes. Their project areas include furniture, electronics, consumer products, cultural institutions, transportation and fashion.
Industrial Facility has received international recognition with numerous awards, exhibitions and publications. In 2007, the office received its third consecutive IF Hanover Gold. In 2008, Industrial Facility was voted Product Designer of the Year while also being nominated for the Prince Philip Designer's Prize. Works are included in the permanent collections of the MoMA, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; State Museum of Applied Arts, Munich; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and the Museum Fur Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt.View other products by Industrial Facility
Manufacturer: IDEA International
Japan's long history and unique culture has created an original design vision. Minimal and innovative, Japanese design is known for imaginative and creative solutions and visual harmony. Beyond being a driving force in creating and promoting Japanese design, IDEA International supports designers from all over the world. As a manufacturer and design company from Japan, IDEA supports and directs designer's creations to find the best solution through its own distinctive filter.View other products from IDEA International