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Old 03-20-2018, 12:45 PM
 
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Let me preface this by saying I have no clue what forum this belongs in so if mods deem this to be the inappropriate forum, please move. I figure that a forum on economics would have users able to answer my question.

I'm looking for a portable 10 key calculator that functions in the same manner as an adding machine. That is if I want to perform 10-2, my keystrokes would be 10(+) 2(-).

Google presents almost too much information because I'm not sure what keywords I should search on in order to find the calculator that I'm looking for. The ideal model is something similar to the Sharp QS-2130(QS-2130 | Solar Calculators | SHARP) but the $45 price tag is a little higher than I want to spend.

If, however that's the only game in town, then I guess that's what I'll buy.

Thanks for reading my random question!
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Are you sure you're not looking for an RPN calculator, as favored by most physics/math geeks?
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:40 PM
 
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No, I'm an accountant so it has to be most like a 10-key adding machine.
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:54 PM
 
Location: NYC
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What about this one? 16.99. Has a printout.

https://www.staples.com/Casio-HR-100...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:10 PM
 
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Yeah that's a little bulky. I'm looking for the calculator form but the adding machine functionality (I don't need to print).

But maybe I'm just too "old school". Used to be about 5 +/- years ago everyone had one, now I've switched companies and nobody has one
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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I am sure something like what you're envisioning is out there - god knows there are ten million calculator designs. But in general a "10-key" needs to be a pretty dimensional and heavy item to be used the way it is, while a calculator tries to be as slim and flat as possible. Not sure you're going to find a small, light, portable "10-key."

Maybe the right app for a large phone or small tablet? Wouldn't have proper key feel but with all else, some haptic feedback (buzz/vibrate to simulate a mechanical key feel) might be enough.
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Old 03-22-2018, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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I just went to Amazon and found dozens of "pocket calculators", five bucks or so.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...ket+calculator
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:28 AM
 
Location: 5,400 feet
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This is what you need:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-VIC...AAAOSwdsFUOIvW

It resembles the one I used when starting out, except mine had a small hand crank that slotted in on the side so you could use the machine when the electricity went out.
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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I just went to Amazon and found dozens of "pocket calculators", five bucks or so.
Do you even read all of OPs before responding?
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Old 03-22-2018, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Do you even read all of OPs before responding?
Yes. Just read it again. What made my reply inappropriate? The OP said he did not know what to call it, so I suggested a search term, thinking maybe that is what he was talking about. Or that he could find what he wanted among them.
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