Click to go back to the RadioShack Chess Computer Collection
About RadioShack and Tandy Model 60-2187 1650 Portable Sensory Chess (1983) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

ABOUT RADIOSHACK 1650 PORTABLE SENSORY MODEL 60-2187 ELECTRONIC TRAVEL CHESS

 

RADIOSHACK 1650 PORTABLE SENSORY CHESS Electronic Chess Computer - picture taken from box.

RADIOSHACK 1650 PORTABLE SENSORY CHESS Electronic Chess Computer - picture taken from box.

 

You'll never be without a chess partner again, with your RADIO SHACK 1650 Sensory Chess Game.

 

RADIOSHACK 1650 PORTABLE SENSORY Electronic Chess Computer - picture taken from sales brochure.

RADIOSHACK 1650 PORTABLE SENSORY Electronic Chess Computer - picture taken from sales brochure.

 

MAIN RADIOSHACK 1650 PORTABLE SENSORY CHESS MODEL 60-2187 GAME CHARACTERISTICS

 

You can select from nine different levels of ability for the computer (eight normal play levels and one “special problems” level), to match your own ability. The easiest level will allow even a beginner to win occasionally; the most difficult level will give even a master a rough time.

 

RADIOSHACK 1650 Keys and functions - picture taken from box.

RADIOSHACK 1650 Keys and functions - picture taken from box.

 

SELECTABLE PLAY MODES:  The computer can be your opponent, play both sides of a game, or be the referee in a game between you and a friend.

TAKE BACK:  Up to two moves may be taken back if you change your mind.

MEMORY: The power may be turned off in the middle of a game, and the computer will remember the position of the board, the level of play, and whose turn it is -- for up to one year.

ILLEGAL MOVES:  The computer signals if you try to make an illegal move.

USUAL CHESS RULES:  The computer follows the usual rules of chess, including castling, capturing en passant, pawn promotion, etc.

PLUG-IN PIECES:  The moves are entered into the computer when the pieces are pressed lightly into the holes in the chess board.

CARRYING CASE COVER:  The pieces are held in place so you may move the game without changing the position of the board. It may also be placed under the board as a support stand for easy viewing.

BATTERY POWER:  Three AA batteries will power the unit for up to 50 hours of play.

THE COMPUTER THINKS: The computer thinks in opponents time.

SETUP:  Set up positions and problems.

VERIFY:  Verify piece positions at a touch.

SOUND:  With sound on-off feature.

OPENING BOOK:  Preprogrammed openings book.

 

RADIOSHACK 1650 PORTABLE SENSORY Electronic Chess Computer - picture taken from sales brochure.

RADIOSHACK 1650 PORTABLE SENSORY Electronic Chess Computer - picture taken from sales brochure.

 

The Radio Shack 1650 has the same software as SciSys Explorer and SciSys Companion II both of which came out in the earlier part of 1983. There is a difference in the response times however, the Radio Shack 1650 tends to take considerably longer in it's respective levels to move. The computer design is identical to the SciSys Explorer but finished in a dark brown color whereas the Scisys Explorer has a red color.

 

Excerpts taken from the RADIOSHACK 1650 PORTABLE SENSORY CHESS user manual product catalog.

 

Information on RadioShack and Tandy Model 60-2187 1650 Portable Sensory Chess (1983) Electronic Travel Chess Computer
RadioShack and Tandy Model 60-2187 1650 Portable Sensory Chess (1983) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

Technical Specification

RadioShack 1650 Portable Sensory Chess (1983)

RadioShack and Tandy Model 60-2187 1650 Portable Sensory Chess (1983) Box
RadioShack and Tandy Model 60-2187 1650 Portable Sensory Chess (1983) Protective Cover
RadioShack and Tandy Model 60-2187 1650 Portable Sensory Chess (1983) User Manual

Box

Protective Cover

User Manual

Spacious Mind

Schachcomputer.Info

Active 2017

Tourn. 2015

1287

-

T1

T2

T3

T4

T5

Final

-

-

-

-

-

-

MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

RadioShack/Tandy Corporation

Kaare Danielsen

1650 USCF

1983

$99.00

Not Available

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

60-2187

My Serial #:

Not Available

Processor OEM

Hitachi

Processor:

HD6301V1

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

3.6 MHz

ROM:

4 KB

RAM:

256 Byte

Battery Type:

3 x AAA

Power Adapter:

Not Available

Display:

16 Board LEDs

Board Type:

Peg Sensory

Overall Size:

Board Size:

3.1/2x3.1/2 in

7.3/8x4.1/2x1 in

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

9

Opening Book:

150 Half Moves

Take Back:

6 Half Moves

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Not Available

Not Available

Solve Mate:

Mate in 4

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Available

Search Depth:

8 Ply Max.

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Not Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

5

Infinite Level:

8

2 (15 Seconds)

Hardware Specification

Game Features

Matchplay & Test ELO Ratings

Computer Game Rating

Rating Test

Other Computer Chess  Ratings

USCF

USCF

Spacious Mind

Human Rating

USCF

CCR

CCNS 2013

Ply

FIDE

USCF

-

-

-

1475

1373

Class D Level Electronic Travel Chess Computer!

The Spacious Mind
Tournaments
Tests
Computers
Emulators
DOS Chess
Engines
Links
PDAs
Windows
Books
Consoles
Collection
Ratings
The Spacious-Mind Homepage