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TI Releases EZ-Spot TI-84 Pluses
Posted by Michael on 5 November 2004, 13:49 GMT

[EZ-Spot 84+]Texas Instruments has created a new line of calculators specifically designed to reduce thefts of school owned calculators. EZ-Spot Teacher Packs contain TI-84 Plus and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition calculators with bright yellow cases. Each calculator also has a yellow slidecase with "school property" inscribed in capital letters. EZ-Spot calculators are sold only to instructional dealers and will cost over $1000 for a pack of ten TI-84+s.

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Re: TI Releases EZ-Spot TI-84 Pluses
W Hibdon  Account Info
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Oh, I so gottas get my hands on one of those, if only because it is yellow. I know my school will never get them, so I do not have to worry about them thinking that I stole it. Let the hunting begin.

-W-

Reply to this comment    6 November 2004, 06:26 GMT


Re: Re: TI Releases EZ-Spot TI-84 Pluses
W Hibdon  Account Info
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come off it people. You cannot tell me that you do not want a yellow calc. That would be awesome. I wonder if I can send my calc to those people that paint consoles and get it yellow'ed up.

-W-

Reply to this comment    8 November 2004, 03:09 GMT


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prgmPIRATES  Account Info

What's amazing is that you could potentially have a four(!) color calculator. think about it. The front is silver, the back is yellow, and you just buy two slide cover/face plate sets, and there you go! that would Pwn.

Reply to this comment    9 November 2004, 19:26 GMT


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Ayial Account Info

the yellow on gray for the 84 se, I don't really care for. but the yellow on black for the 84 would look awesome.

Reply to this comment    10 November 2004, 15:44 GMT


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anykey  Account Info

...or FLAMES!!!!! Pimp my calc.

Reply to this comment    10 November 2004, 23:00 GMT

Re: TI Releases EZ-Spot TI-84 Pluses
Benjamin Moody  Account Info

You know, if I were TI, I would have made a few subtle changes to these calculators... such as removing the freeware app key so only certain approved apps could be loaded. Maybe somehow suppressing use of the archive as well...

I guess it's a good thing I'm not TI.

Reply to this comment    6 November 2004, 08:50 GMT

Re: Re: TI Releases EZ-Spot TI-84 Pluses
PlaidPhantom Account Info

Yeah. You'd anger the one or two math teachers who actually would undertand what you did.

Reply to this comment    7 November 2004, 00:12 GMT


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PlaidPhantom Account Info

I meant that those two actually use apps like that.

Reply to this comment    7 November 2004, 00:17 GMT


Re: Re: TI Releases EZ-Spot TI-84 Pluses
Memwaster  Account Info

look at the ti73....

Reply to this comment    7 November 2004, 22:58 GMT

Re: TI Releases EZ-Spot TI-84 Pluses
Weazel Account Info

Well i guess that now no one can steal them...but if they still are interested, they could steal the faceplates....but that would be retarded
Besides, rather than spending 100 dollars on a new calc, im gonna get the best thing of all time!
HALO 2 on TUESDAY!

Reply to this comment    6 November 2004, 13:26 GMT

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takuanitromars36 Account Info

I thought that it was tonight.

Reply to this comment    6 November 2004, 22:54 GMT


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calkfreak83  Account Info
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We got to play Halo 2 on link play today in Technology Applications!!! Yay!!!

Reply to this comment    13 November 2004, 02:21 GMT

Re: TI Releases EZ-Spot TI-84 Pluses
Memwaster  Account Info

It won't stop people from stealing school-bourght batteries....

I confess to stealing about 2 sets when my ti89 was running low...

Reply to this comment    6 November 2004, 14:57 GMT


Re: Re: TI Releases EZ-Spot TI-84 Pluses
michael knoop  Account Info

All TI would need to do is make the battery cover door screw down, like the backup battery. Most kids don't carry screwdrivers to school. To combat kids bringing them, all they have to do is make a proprietary (spelling) screw head and 1 teacher screwdriver to open the door.

Reply to this comment    6 November 2004, 18:57 GMT

burntfuse  Account Info

Oh no...no...NO...not MORE proprietary screw heads!!! There are enough of those already...

Reply to this comment    6 November 2004, 23:08 GMT

burntfuse  Account Info

But still a good idea for keeping the batteries intact.

Reply to this comment    6 November 2004, 23:09 GMT


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jessef  Account Info

or they could have a rechargeable battery like the gameboy SP

Reply to this comment    7 November 2004, 06:35 GMT


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Derrick F.  Account Info

That would be insanely expensive and I know my teachers are too lazy to recharge them anyway.

Reply to this comment    7 November 2004, 15:56 GMT

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blauggh Account Info

Expensive to buy initially, maybe, but in the long run costs would be lower for not having to change the batteries. Electricity out of a wall plug costs a lot less than new batteries...

Reply to this comment    7 November 2004, 17:07 GMT


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Derrick F.  Account Info

I guess so. But don't rechargable batteries usually have shorter lifespans then normal alkalines? I don't really think this would affect anything if you recharged the batteries fairly often, though.

Reply to this comment    7 November 2004, 17:11 GMT

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michael chaudhary  Account Info

Regular alkaline recharables last 50 recharges, while nimh rechargables last up to 1000 times. 1000 packs of batteries would run about $3000, while these are only $10 a pack or so.

Reply to this comment    8 November 2004, 00:40 GMT


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Shawn Zhang Account Info

What about LI-ion? Those are pretty good, and cheap.

Reply to this comment    12 November 2004, 21:43 GMT


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Travis Evans Account Info

Are you talking about running time per charge? I find that NiMH batteries last almost as long as one charge of alkaline batteries (maybe only about 10-20% shorter). In really high-drain applications, NiMH may last longer than alkalines, but in my experience NiMH are usually about the same in most cases, plus you can reuse them hundreds (or thousands) of times.

NiCad batteries have pretty short runtimes per charge, though--about like buying those cheap carbon batteries.

Reply to this comment    11 November 2004, 02:35 GMT


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BlackThunder  Account Info
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Even better: A wireless charger! The case where you store the calculators could be the charging dock. They're recharged overnight, without needing to do anything!

Reply to this comment    11 November 2004, 20:08 GMT


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jessef  Account Info

what's the point of a wireless charger why not have a wirless power cord?

Reply to this comment    13 November 2004, 02:59 GMT

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