Sharp EL334FB

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Sharp EL334FB

Professional / Desk Display Calculator, Handheld Calculator - with Batteries - Solar Powered

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Review of "Sharp EL334FB"

published 22/10/2004 | wife.of.a.ciao.member
Member since : 03/10/2004
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Pro It does sums
Cons No clock, no scientific bits, bit ugly
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"IT ALL ADDS UP"

Perhaps it's because I'm a woman, but aren't calculators clever? As long as the answer to your sum is ten digits or less, it can tell you the answer to everything ever. Please feel free to inform me how a calculator works.....I live with someone who can't wire a plug, so it's no use asking him.

The full name of this product is the Sharp Elsimate EL-334. It can take ten digits and mine is a grey-beige colour with the following design:

Tax buttons are dark yellow
The digit buttons are a dark mauve
The memory buttons are light blue
The On/off (C.CE) is pink

This mixture of colours is, frankly, vulgar. However, the layout of the calculator is fine and features a natty little "back arrow" button that allows to correct a figure on the display before you press the "function" or total button. For example if, for some reason, you're adding up 100 and 100 and you accidentally type in 101 instead, you can press the back arrow button and 101 will be replaced with 10, leaving you free to enter the correct "0".

Another good feature is the "00" button. If you're typing in high round numbers like 10,000 you can press this twice instead of "0" four times. This would, I assume, be great for accountants and those who use high, round figures on a daily basis.

But there are down sides to this calculator too. It does what it says on the tin. It's very basic and will not do scientific calcultations and draw yoou pretty graphs. All the usual "functions" are there: plus, minus, percentage, divide, multiply, positive/negative, decimal point and equals. That's your lot.

Overall, it's not going to win any design awards, but rather cleverly the entire outer edge has been lined in rubber, so if you drop it the damage to it should be minimal.

Expect to pay around £4.99 for this durable, reliable but, ultimately basic little calculator.


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  • jesi published 09/02/2005
    What are the "tax" buttons? does the calculator add the last entry <multiple times> when you press equals? and where is the "00" button located? - &#9829; - . jes &#8776;&#8776;&#8776;&#8776;{; -)-{{::::: |||||<
  • jonathanb published 09/11/2004
    What was there was good, but even despite the subject matter I think that was too short to merit more than an H. Perhaps you could have added a couple of choice anecdotes about various sums you have calculated. Then again, perhaps not.
  • Bitter-Sweet published 29/10/2004
    I was hoping this was a scientific calculator as I need one for college, none the less an informative, well written review
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Manufacturer's product description

Professional / Desk Display Calculator, Handheld Calculator - with Batteries - Solar Powered

Product Details

EAN: 4974019022727, 4974019022734, 4974019023298, 4974019009421

Manufacturer: Sharp

Type: Professional / Desk Display Calculator, Handheld Calculator

Battery: with Batteries

Solar Energy Driven: Solar Powered

Mains Power Supply: No

Tilted Display: No, Yes

Printing Functionality: No

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