Sometimes a new product is trumpeted as unique and groundbreaking, yet one sits back and wonders why. Such may be the case with Victor Technology’s Sharp EL-1901 eco-friendly alternative to traditional printing calculators, dubbed the industry's only paperless printing calculator. John Ringlein, President of Victor Technology, claims, "A lot of people think printing calculators are a thing of the past, but over 1 million units are sold each year in North America. Last year our sales grew, which is great for a product first sold in the early 1900s."
Via user surveys and interviews, the company learned 66% of printing calculator owners do not use the print function or do not save their printed results. This research apparently led to the development of the eco-friendly EL-1901.
The EL-1901 paperless printing calculator has a primary 12-digit display and a secondary five-line adjustable tilt display where one would normally find a paper roll. This secondary display can scroll through 300 previous entries. Mistakes can be modified with the Check & Correct function.
Well, it’s quite clear that the noble product does not require resources like paper and ink, which makes it both environmentally and financially responsible. But why make a claim that it’s a “paperless printing calculator” when it does not print. It is inkless/paperless, but storing 300 editable calculations in memory is not printing, it’s called storing. Essentially, you could probably do all this on your smartphone, tablet, and/or laptop. If this still intrigues you, more info is available at http://www.victortech.com. ~MD