|Batteries:||AAA x 4|
Introduced: late 1970's
Actually I should fetch my wife to write the text on this one, she
bought this when she was a kid. Her family was sent to the Middle
East, to the United Arab Emirates. When she lived there, she and
her brother both got an EL-6200. They actually used them quite
intensively. It can be used for appointments, birthdays,
schedules, and of course calculations. And it can be used as an
alarm clock. It comes with a hard cover that has an opening over
The EL-6200 doesn't have a whole lot of memory despite its size (it's big and heavy with 4 AA batteries). About 100 telephone numbers with names can be stored.
There's one problem with the EL-6200, a technical one. Somehow the displays used on them degrade over time. Dark green blurs appear and worsen until the display can't be read anymore. I've seen multiple EL-6200's and they all have it.
Also noteworthy: this device seems to be millennium-proof!
©2009 Ernst Mulder