Rare Talking Products Including Sharp Calculators, Clocks, and Caller ID's

Sharp EL-640 Talking Calculator. Good Condition

The infamous Sharp EL-640 talking calculator, alarm clock, timer, clock, and calendar. One of the most rare items in the blind community and now you have a chance to own one. This is the rare model that everyone wants and includes a clock, calendar, timer, alarm clock, hourly chime, 5 minute chime, daylight savings button, and a calculator. it does a lot of things and does them amazingly well! This one is in good condition without case. All other functions work perfect.

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Sharp Talking Time 1 CT660E. Good condition With 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 good condition with lanyard. It works perfect and is in good physical condition with a small shallow dent in the front grill but does not affect function. I can offer an audio tutorial on this that I did for another customer.

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Our Price: $159.99
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.

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Our Price: $149.99
Sharp EL-640 Talking Calculator. Excellent Condition

The infamous Sharp EL-640 talking calculator, alarm clock, timer, clock, and calendar. One of the most rare items in the blind community and now you have a chance to own one. This is the rare model that everyone wants and includes a clock, calendar, timer, alarm clock, hourly chime, 5 minute chime, daylight savings button, and a calculator. it does a lot of things and does them amazingly well! This one is in excellent condition and is in excellent physical and working condition. All functions work perfect.

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Our Price: $169.99
Sharp EL-640 Talking Calculator. Brand new in original box with Original Case and Original Manual

The infamous Sharp EL-640 talking calculator, alarm clock, timer, clock, and calendar. One of the most rare items in the blind community and now you have a chance to own one. This is the rare model that everyone wants and includes a clock, calendar, timer, alarm clock, hourly chime, 5 minute chime, daylight savings button, and a calculator. it does a lot of things and does them amazingly well! This calculator is brand new in original box with original case and instruction manual. This calculator is new and works perfect.

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Our Price: $199.99