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In schools and colleges, there is one vital item of equipment that is yet to see an update, as its form has remained unchanged for years. This is of course, the calculator. However, this may no longer be the case, as TouchCal gives it a welcomed redesign!

Taking inspiration straight from modern smartphones, the minuscule, black and white LCD screen has been replaced by a large, high-resolution touchscreen that covers the top portion of the device. A clean UI is now present where clunky buttons once stood, allowing for intuitive navigation and a multitude of functions. Careful not to compromise on the usability, the lower third of the device is home to the large, color-coded and now, familiar, mechanical keypad.

Packed into the device is a plethora of additional features that are absent from the current calculator; Kahn Academy’s lessons and video libraries, programming, and the ability to act as an external keypad for data entry, to name a few!

Designer: Gavin Rea

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