02 October 2019

Calculatober Day 2: Calculated Industries Time Master II

Wow, I can't believe how far we are into Calculatober already! Time sure does fly when you're doing math.

Speaking of time, today's review is of the Calculated Industries Time Master II. A... time calculator, you ask? Is it safe to wield such power? Fortunately, yes. While this calculator is a master of calculating time, its functions can only run parallel with the current timeline, so there's little risk of paradox or significantly altering the past. Like most things, however, it has the potential to change the future forever.
Calculated Industries Time Master II Armadillo Gear protective case.
Calculated Industries sells this device for an MSRP of $44.95, but considering what you get for that price, it's a great deal. The calculator comes with a very strong and durable Armadillo Gear case that will keep this thing quite secure. That's not to say that what's inside needs a lot of protection though, because the calculator itself is very durable. It's just nice to see that this company cares about its devices this much.
Countdown timer function in action.
Upon opening the case, at first glance, this looks like a fairly standard calculator. But on closer inspection, it has functions you won't see on most other devices. Being the Time Master II, this calculator is programmed to calculate time in various ways. It can convert hours to minutes to seconds, calculate hourly rates, and even has a built-in stop watch and timer.

Already I've described one of the most unique calculators in my collection, but Calculated Industries didn't stop there. Printed on both the case and the back of the device itself are quick reference guides. It's not difficult to understand how to use this calculator, yet it's different enough to make the guide useful.

And does it stop there? No, there's still one more secret the Time Master II has. In many reviews, I complain about the accessibility of the batteries. Usually you have to remove several screws to get to them. With this one, the battery compartment easily slides out the top, requiring no tools at all! Why hasn't this become a standard feature in calculators? It's such a simple thing, but it makes a huge difference.

Calculated Industries absolutely nailed it with the Time Master II. It lacks solar charging, but it more than makes up for it with its vast array of features, functions, and overall form. I purchased this device used and it doesn't show at all. This is one of the coolest devices I have in my collection.

1 comment:

  1. This is the first time calculator that I have ever heard of....very unique!