11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointing, 11 Oct. 2011
= Durability:2.0 out of 5 stars = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars
Firtsly I love the size of this item. My kids squealed with excitement when they saw it. They played with it three times supervised. The fourth time we got it out it just came up as '0' and wouldn't do anything else.
I have to wrap it up and send it back now. I love the solar panel as I really don't like battery operated toys. I am in two minds about getting a new one as I see someone else had the same issue which means it wasn't a 'one off'.
I have to point out though that this is a calculator in the shape of a till. This does not allow you to type in the amount of cash the 'shopper' is paying. You have to add up all their shopping, write it down, clear the screen put in the amount they are paying and take the written down total away. My kids are too young for this so there is no real subliminal teaching going on.
The cheapy ones have more realistic features - but the size of this one is great and the solar panel is good. This is all providing it doesn't break of course! My confidence in Learning Resources has been dented a bit.