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IBM 3.5" FLOPPY DISK CALCULATOR

IBM 3.5 inch Floppy Disk Solar Powered Calculator

I was sorting through some old floppy disks this afternoon and came accross an original IBM 3.5″ Solar Powered Floppy Disk. I think I was given this at some IBM event back in the 1990’s.  It’s really great and still works! It’s identical to a standard 3.5″ disk in size and colour.

IBM 3.5 INCH FLOPPY DISK CALCULATOR (CLOSED VIEW)

 

The flap opens to reveal the small LCD display and the solar panel.

IBM 3.5" FLOPPY DISK CALCULATOR

 

Things brings back some happy memories of the days before networks and wifi were well established in small offices and people would walk around with one of these 3.5″ disks in their shirt pockets to transfer files around.  I think this was a great piece of marketing and certainly made people talk back in the day.

I’d love to hear if you received anything similar from IBM or others back in the 80’s, 90’s etc.

 

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1 Comment
  1. Dave Drum

    I was an Amiga/Commodore dealer and I sold a ton of these guys with “Amiga” logos in place of the IBM logo. Other than that they appear identical. It helped sales that I got my stocking order shortly before the winter solstice festivals. They made great “stocking stuffers”. The one I kept still works.

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