|Sharp Elsi Mate El-120.|
Before I get into its interesting functionality, I want to address the overall aesthetic. This calculator looks awesome.The red and black color choice makes it look more like an old portable computer than a simple calculator. It uses the gorgeous green LED display that I love so much in early electronic calculators. It's a very sturdy device that simply looks fantastic despite adhering to zero typical design choices.
|This button adds one.|
To view the display while using the count button, you have to hold it in a very awkward position. It's not extremely uncomfortable, but if you're counting for a long period of time I imagine you'd get some serious wrist cramps.
The EL-120 comes from Japan in the year 1973. I found it at a thrift shop for $5. It's not a device I have any real need for, but if you have any idea who would benefit from this design, please let me know.
|Calculator inside original box.|
|Bottom of box.|
|Back of calculator, batteries removed.|
|Back cover removed, exposing internal components.|
|LED display and components exposed.|
|I didn't want to remove this and risk letting the buttons fall out.|