Originally Posted by Ragsters
Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald
It is cute but not very practical. I much prefer my ten year old "solar" calculator I keep in my purse. It's small and tin, taking up very little room, and, if there is enough light to read the keys and the reflective LCD screen, there is enough light to power it. It's the only portable, electronic device I own that doesn't need to have the batteries changed.
I think its very practical. I use a calculator daily at work and would love to have the option to have the num pad on my left side of my keyboard. Also, i love mechanical keyboards and calculators. This is a no brainer for me.
I don't need a calculator as often as you would but, when I do, I prefer using a third party onscreen calculator, Moffsoft FreeCalc. I can use it with the num pad on my keyboard (there is no way on Earth, or elsewhere, that I will ever have a keyboard without a num pad and macro keys). Numbers can be pasted and copied to and from it (eliminating transposition errors) and it even has a "tape" that displays entries that can be saved or printed. I use three monitors so I have plenty of room for it on a screen.
If you have a keyboard without a num pad, it would make a good substitute for that but, as a portable calculator, it's overkill and too bulky. Of course, there is nothing wrong with getting one for the bling factor; I just have better things to spend my money on that just bling.