Rare Sharp Talking Calculators and Clocks, and Classco Talking Caller ID

Sharp Talking Time 1 CT660E. Like New Condition in Original Box With Original Instruction Manual and Lanyard

When the Sharp CT 660E “Talking Time” was introduced in 1979 it represented a technological breakthrough.  It was based on the first use of LSI (large scale integration) construction as opposed to the usual method at that time of mounting discrete components to a printed circuit board.  That made it an amazingly sophisticated product in the consumer marketplace at that time.  While there had been electro-mechanical “talking” devices previously this was the first talking clock to synthesize an actual human voice.  Talking products had a short-lived popularity in the 1980’s (who can forget your car insisting that “your door is a jar”) and then for the most part faded away.
The exterior is a brushed chrome colored plastic material, however there are no signs of any of the coloration wearing off as with so many chromed-plastic products.  The faceplate appears to be glass, as there are absolutely no scratches or signs of discoloration.  The LCD screen is not illuminated.  There is one small yellow button mounted on the top to activate having the clock announce the time.  The only other external control is a thumbwheel volume control.
On the bottom is a snap-open door (that also functions as a stand to hold the clock at an easier to see angle).  Under the door is a 6-position slider switch to set the time/alarm and to set the timer for 1, 5, or 30 minutes (plus a “normal” position).  There are 3 pushbuttons for hour, minutes & set, a slide switch to activate the alarm and another 2-position slider for clock or stopwatch.
By manipulating the buttons and sliders in combination you can set a fairly sophisticated array of timer/stopwatch activities including elapsed time spoken announcements and accumulated lap time announcements.   You can also set it to announce the time at periodic intervals.  When set for time announcement a matter-of-fact male voice announces "It's 1:27 PM".  When the alarm is set,  a few bars of music plays, followed by "Attention please, the time is, 1:27 PM followed by a brief interlude of Boccherini's Minuet.  If the alarm is set and you don’t shut it off immediately it automatically goes into a snooze alarm mode with the next alert stating “The time is …. PLEASE HURRY”
SIMILAR TO:  first of its type. Introduced talking devices of every kind and millions of cheap talking clocks/watches in the decade to follow. These are becoming increasingly rare

as alluded to, the influence this device had on speech synthesized products is legend.  When you look at it the case (about the size of a pack of king-sized cigarettes, if you can relate to that) seems huge to contain nothing more than a talking clock, but in 1979 every millimeter of internal space was packed with technology that previously would have required the dimensions of a shoebox (if you can relate to that).

This unit is in Like new condition in original box with original instruction manual and lanyard. It works perfect and is in like new physical condition. I can offer an audio tutorial on this that I did for another customer.

Qty in Stock: 1
Our Price: $189.99
Classco Talking Caller ID 9900CW With Call Waiting Support. Brand New in Box With AC Adapter, Phone Cord, and User Manual

Hear the phone number of who's calling before answering the phone with the Classco 9900CW Talking Caller ID. This handy Caller ID unit audibly announces the caller's  phone number. It lets you decide if you want to talk to the person calling, without having to get up from what you are doing. It will speak the caller's 10 digit telephone number and also display it on the LCD screen. And if you are on the phone it will also announce your call waiting calls.  This device is great for people who are busy and do not want to be disturbed by telemarketers. It will announce "number blocked" or "number unknown" for unrecognized callers. Now you won't have to drop everything and run to the phone for someone you don't want to talk to.

The Classco 9900CW Talking Caller ID has many useful features. It stores the last 99 calls and allows you to review them audibly or visibly. If you subscribe to a call answering service, the LED on this device will flash whenever there are new messages. Other features include caller time and date stamp, adjustable volume controls, and bilingual display (English and Spanish)."

The VoiceAnnounce 9900CW identifies incoming and call waiting calls by announcing
the caller’s name or telephone number and gives caller ID subscribers what they have
been looking for -the ability to screen calls without having to run to the caller ID.
Provides true convenience for busy families who want to know who’s calling before interrupting
what they’re doing to answer the phone. Senior citizens and children at home can avoid unwanted
calls, but still know when it’s OK to answer the phone.
Features include

audible call log review with date/time announcement.

Allows for 50 recorded names

English and Spanish display and announcements.

Superior sound quality with volume control can be easily heard throughout the house and makes it easy to recognize who’s calling.

Features:

„ Talking Caller ID and Talking Call Waiting ID
„ Easy-to-read 3-line LCD displays name, number, date and time of each call
„ Announces caller’s 10 digit telephone number over built-in speaker
„ Announces “number unknown” and “number blocked” for unknown and blocked calls

Allows you to record up to 50 names

 Stores 99 most recent calls for visual & audible review
„ LED status indicates new calls, message waiting, ringing, and extension in-use
„ Message waiting indicator (FSK and stutter dial tone compatible)
„ Dial back
„ Accessibility options for audible call review and audible message waiting indication
„ New and Repeat call indicator on call summary display
„ Adjustable volume control (high, medium, low, off)
„ Bi-lingual Display and Announcements (English and Spanish)
 AC power adapter included
 Meets FCC, IC, UL, and CSA requirements

Product information
Product Dimensions
7.2 x 5.5 x 2 inches
Item Weight
1.2 pounds

This unit is brand new in the box with AC adapter, phone cord, and user manual.

Qty in Stock: 2
Our Price: $199.99
Classco 9500CW Talking Caller ID With Call waiting Support. Like New in Original Box With Accessories and Manual

Here is your chance to own one of the most rare items out there. This is the infamous Classco 9500CW that is the talking caller ID that supports call waiting hence the CW on the end of the model number. Here's your chance to own one like new in the original box with all accessories.
This Caller ID with VoiceAnnounce is a voice output caller identification unit designed to provide caller identification for individuals who are blind or have low vision. It displays the caller's name and/or phone number and the date and time of the call on the unit's screen and announces the caller's name and/or state and telephone number over the built-in speaker. This unit stores up to 64 calls, records 20 names, and provides caller identification on cordless phones and identifies calls from businesses with multiple outgoing lines. This unit also has a privacy feature that works with cordless phones and enables the user to leave messages for individual callers and supports call waiting and identifies call waiting calls.
DIMENSIONS
Length x Width x Height
5.5 x 2 x 3.5 inches.
What's in the box:
1 Classco 9500CW Talking Caller ID with call waiting support and power cord

1 phone cord

1 owner's manual

This unit is in like new condition and includes original box. It looks and works perfect.

Click here to listen to the audio description

Qty in Stock: 1
Our Price: $149.99
Sharp Talking Time 1 CT660E. Like New With Original Instruction Manual and Lanyard

When the Sharp CT 660E “Talking Time” was introduced in 1979 it represented a technological breakthrough.  It was based on the first use of LSI (large scale integration) construction as opposed to the usual method at that time of mounting discrete components to a printed circuit board.  That made it an amazingly sophisticated product in the consumer marketplace at that time.  While there had been electro-mechanical “talking” devices previously this was the first talking clock to synthesize an actual human voice.  Talking products had a short-lived popularity in the 1980’s (who can forget your car insisting that “your door is a jar”) and then for the most part faded away.
The exterior is a brushed chrome colored plastic material, however there are no signs of any of the coloration wearing off as with so many chromed-plastic products.  The faceplate appears to be glass, as there are absolutely no scratches or signs of discoloration.  The LCD screen is not illuminated.  There is one small yellow button mounted on the top to activate having the clock announce the time.  The only other external control is a thumbwheel volume control.
On the bottom is a snap-open door (that also functions as a stand to hold the clock at an easier to see angle).  Under the door is a 6-position slider switch to set the time/alarm and to set the timer for 1, 5 or 30 minutes (plus a “normal” position).  There are 3 pushbuttons for hour, minutes & set, a slide switch to activate the alarm and another 2-position slider for clock or stopwatch.
By manipulating the buttons and sliders in combination you can set a fairly sophisticated array of timer/stopwatch activities including elapsed time spoken announcements and accumulated lap time announcements.   You can also set it to announce the time at periodic intervals.  When set for time announcement a matter-of-fact male voice announces "It's 1:27 PM".  When the alarm is set,  a few bars of music plays, followed by "Attention please, the time is, 1:27 PM followed by a brief interlude of Boccherini's Minuet.  If the alarm is set and you don’t shut it off immediately it automatically goes into a snooze alarm mode with the next alert stating “The time is …. PLEASE HURRY”
SIMILAR TO:  first of its type. Introduced talking devices of every kind and millions of cheap talking clocks/watches in the decade to follow. They are becoming increasingly rare
HOW IT IMPACTS YOU:  as alluded to, the influence this device had on speech synthesized products is legend.  When you look at it the case (about the size of a pack of king-sized cigarettes, if you can relate to that) seems huge to contain nothing more than a talking clock, but in 1979 every millimeter of internal space was packed with technology that previously would have required the dimensions of a shoebox (if you can relate to that).

eThis unit is like new and includes original instruction manual and lanyard. It works perfect and is in like new condition. I can offer an audio tutorial on this that I did for another customer.

Qty in Stock: 1
Our Price: $179.99