If you've been alive, you've probably noticed that things have changed. One thing that I've noticed that has changed is Mattel just isn't really a big deal anymore. I grew up on Hot Wheels while girls had Barbie I guess. These things still exist, but they haven't been in the spotlight like I remember.
|Mattel Barbie Calculator.
As a calculator, this one is fantastic. Seriously. The buttons are clicky and loud thanks to the device being so hollow. It sounds and feels great. It also uses red LEDs for its display, which is always a plus for me. The calculator doesn't have any particularly unique features, but it handles simplicity with aplomb.
|So much empty space inside.
The Barbie calculator runs on a single 9 volt battery. It's a cool addition to my collection.
|Back of calculator.
|Front portion of calculator, all electrical and key components removed.
|Back side of electrical board.
|Front side of electrical board and LED display.