Calculators

Ela Desktop Calculator

I’m not sure if you use a desktop calculator or not, but either way you might find yourself wanting to buy this green gem of a number cruncher if only to gaze at it each and every day. I mean, come on, if there’s any reason to go old school, it’s for this baby. It’s got a nicely sized keypad, two-line display, currency converter and tax calculator. Plus, it’s just the right shade of green.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Credit Card Calculator

This is on sale from the regular price of around $17.00…not bad for such a slim, stylish calculator.

Perfect for pocket or purse the Credit Card Solar Powered Calculator designed by Sam Hecht is always ready to go. The slim form factor mimics the size and shape of a standard credit card and the raised numeric keys allow for a tactile feel during operation.

Designer: Sam Hecht
Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.2cm

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Electronic Calculator M by Naoto Fukasawa

Perfectly simple solar-powered calculator by Naoto Fukasawa.

No matter how complex your calculations may be, the Electric Calculator M was designed to make things a bit more simple. With easy to read numbers, a slightly elevated display section, and uniform color on both body and keys, any elements of complexity have been scaled back as much as possible. The idea of doing work has suddenly become a bit more attractive…

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Purchase Information:

Price: $69.00
Availability: Buy Electronic Calculator M by Naoto Fukasawa here

10-Key Calculator by Ippei Matsumoto, 2004

Why, oh why are there still devices that are not Mac compatible?

“Inspired by the number pad on a keyboard, this calculator has all the standard features and can easily be connected to a laptop or PC via USB cable connection to add number-pad functionality. It can also be used independently. Not MAC compatible. One LR1130 battery included.”

1h x 5.5w x 3.25″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $58.00
Availability: Buy 10-Key Calculator by Ippei Matsumoto, 2004 here

Slim Calculator by Muji

More simple genius from Muji.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy Slim Calculator by Muji here

Steal! Calculator

Perfect as a gift for someone who’s about to go on a big journey. It has a currency converter, and the aluminum case will also accommodate two credit cards.

2.36 inches W x 3.62 inches H x 0.35 inches D.

Purchase Information:

Price: $22
Availability: Buy Steal! Calculator here

Maru Calculator by Takumi Shimamura

This is pretty. It’s a calculator with a cedar shell sandwiched around cork.

Made in Japan.

Purchase Information:

Price: $85
Availability: Buy Maru Calculator by Takumi Shimamura here

MATRIX DESK CALCULATOR

Small, unassuming, well-designed. Acrylic keys and requires a 1.5V battery.

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Availability: Buy MATRIX DESK CALCULATOR here

Lexon D.I. Maths Calculator

Who doesn’t love calculators? Not only do they save us seconds/minutes/hours of brain time, but they also look cool. This particular multi-line calculator has 85 lines in memory, so you don’t even have to remember what you did forty-some-odd lines beforehand like normal.

Designed by Patrick Jouin for Lexon of France.

Transparent gray
approx 5″ x 3.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Availability: Buy Lexon D.I. Maths Calculator here

‘credit’ wallet calculator by lexon

For the mathematically impaired, this extra slim solar calculator can fit in your wallet along with your credit cards. I think I might have seen this in Dwell magazine.

designed by sam hecht for lexon

available in beige or grey
abs plastic

3.34″ x 2.12″ x .08″

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.50
Availability: Buy ‘credit’ wallet calculator by lexon here

Cioccolator Calculator by Alessandro Mendini

Red Lollipop is a great store where you can purchase designer goods at a discount. It’s new, so they’re still getting their stock in…

“This soft-to-the-touch calculator, designed by Alessandro Mendini for Alessi in 2000, has an intriguing shape and texture that makes it hard to put down. Constructed of ABS plastic with silicone rubber buttons, the Cioccolator brings a new dimension to everyday calculations. An effortless, affordable design by one of the most well-loved designers working for Alessi today. Available in yellow and blue.”

Dimensions: 3.5″w x 2.75″d x .75″ h

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Cioccolator Calculator by Alessandro Mendini here

Lexon Calculator

Perfect little desktop calculator with a nice tilted screen. It would look great on your desk! It would look great on my desk!

(I get giddy about electronics. It’s a little sad.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $33.00
Availability: Buy Lexon Calculator here