Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Marimokkori Jumbo Calculator - Preorder

The Japanese are enamored with the miniaturization of everyday objects such as donuts, dogs, UFO catcher machines, Van Gogh paintings, and pretty much everything under the sun. Occasionally, products go the other way and are super-sized. The most impressive product blow-up in recent memory was the human-sized Gundam robot which cost roughly $3500 each. NCS sold six of them and marveled at the sizes of the boxes that held the robot's parts.

Calculators are generally palm-sized electronics that are cheap to produce. System Service won't have any of that small stuff. They want big calculators which measure 29 x 20cm (11.41 x 7.87") in size and feature a Marimokkori (green munchkin character) theme. Two styles are on offer - a dark-green calculator and a fire-red variant. The calculators are also "green" in that they run on solar power. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late August 2008 at US$20.90 each.

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