X-Cool Video Game Controller-Inspired Calculator (Image courtesy Perpetual Kid)
By Andrew Liszewski

We’ve said it before, but if you’re going to try and sell a standalone calculator in an age when every single mobile device already has one built in, you better be bringing something unique to the table. And the X-Cool calculator certainly has an original design going for it. I don’t know if it’s just trying to cash in on the popularity of video games, or if there’s some hope it will actually convince kids that math can be as fun as stealing virtual cars, but there’s no doubt as to where it drew its design inspiration. At $13.99 it’s dirt cheap too, though I wouldn’t mind a higher price tag if it did something more original with that LCD display, or even tossed an actual math game in there.

[ X-Cool Gamer Calculator ] VIA [ Chip Chick ]