Texas InstrumentsP.O. Box 660199
Dallas, Texas 75266-0199
Telephone: 800-842-2737 or 972-995-2011.
Discontinued products manufactured by Texas Instruments (listed alphabetically)
SPEAK AND SPELL
---DISCONTINUED. (Verified 01/2008) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- Teaches more than 200 most often misspelled words. Praise is received for right answers, encouragement to try again for wrong answers. For beginning spellers on up. Feedback is given through synthetic voice output and eight character alphanumeric display. Information is entered through single letters. BASIC UNIT includes three games: Mystery Word, Secret Code and Letter. Plug in modules include: Super Stumpers, Words Commonly Used, yet often misspelled. For grades four to six. VOWEL POWER, 140 words covering the range of vowel patterns. For ages seven and up. HOMONYM HERO, presents sound alike words that have different spellings and meanings. For grades seven and eight. MIGHTY VERB, presents active verbs that change spelling according to tense. For grades four to six. BASIC BUILDER, concentrates on early spelling, confusing words and abstract concepts. For grades two and three, There are forty keys, 5/16 inch in diameter, spaced 9/16 inch center to center. Four C cell batteries are required or can use power adapter. Dimensions: 7 inches by 10 inches by 1 1/4 inches. Weight: 3 pounds.
--- DISCONTINUED. (Verified 10/94) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- TI-Speech is a hardware and software package that allows voice to serve as input and synthesized voice to serve as output. The user trains the system to recognize certain short utterances. These utterances can then be programmed to trigger certain characters or commands as input to the computer. Synthesized speech can also be programmed to serve as output from an applications program; for instance, a verbal prompt may be automatically given at a particular point in a program. Components of the system are: TI-Speech Hardware Board ($995.00), a card that fits inside the computer; Phone Interface Board ($300.00), which piggybacks onto the Speech Hardware Board to permit entry and retrieval of information using a standard telephone line and handset; and Application Toolkit ($300.00), a software development package for programming speech applications. Contact manufacturer for information on development software packages. COMPATABILITY: For use on IBM PC Family, and Unix computers.
TOUCH AND DISCOVER
--- DISCONTINUED. (Verified 05/2013) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. ---Touch & Discover is an interactive auditory output educational toy designed to develop early learning skills in language, vocabulary, numbers, recognition, matching, and visual discrimination. This electronic device synthesizes the voices of Walt Disney characters, and provides tunes and sound effects; it can ask the user questions; and it keeps score of correct answers. The device comes with 4 double-sided overlays, supplying eight activities. Each card is illustrated with Disney characters and other illustrations along with letters or numbers associated with the pictures. Child must push on the large pictures to indicate answers to the questions. Touch & Discover has On, Off, and Repeat panels. Manufacturer suggests extended parental supervision is not required for this toy. English version is also available with Spanish instructions. RECOMMENDED AGE GROUP: Manufacturer suggests 2 to 5 years.
---DISCONTINUED. (Verified 01/2008) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- Vocaid is an electronic communication aid with synthesized voice output. The device has a 36-key keyboard with 1.25"-square keys and a keyguard. Four interchangeable overlays are provided, and the vocabulary for each is pre-programmed into the Vocaid. The user changes vocabulary sets when changing overlays. A total of 140 words, letters and numbers are provided; the 36th key on each overlay is the "off" key. To communicate, the user presses a key or a series of keys, and the device speaks the pre-programmed output in synthesized voice. The four overlays are bedside (medical), alphanumeric, telephone assistance, and leisure. POWER: Two "D" batteries. DIMENSIONS: 10.5 x 14 x 1.5 inches.