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Saitek Portable Talking Coach (1997)
SAITEK PORTABLE TALKING COACH Electronic Chess Computer.

SAITEK PORTABLE TALKING COACH Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from Saitek Portable Talking Coach box.

SAITEK PORTABLE TALKING COACH Electronic Chess Computer.

SAITEK PORTABLE TALKING COACH Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from Saitek Portable Talking Coach box.

MORE SAITEK PORTABLE TALKING COACH GAME CHARACTERISTICS:

    • HANDHELD DESIGN -- Compact, extremely portable, and always ready for a game.
    • PLAYING STRENGTH -- Perfect for intermediate players, yet includes special features designed expressly for beginners.
    • COACHING FEATURES -- Includes coaching features aimed at sharpening game strategies and acting as a personal chess tutor.
    • VOICE CAPABILITY -- Implementation of computer speech provides a unique source of guidance, help, and entertainment during play.

WOW!! A CHESS COMPUTER THAT TALKS, TEACHES AND TRAVELS WITH YOU -- IT’S THE PERFECT COMPANION FOR CHESS GUIDANCE AND FUN ON THE GO!

    • New to chess? Voice Coach features will help you learn -- you’ll even be warned when your chess pieces are in danger!
    • Need help with tactics? Use Teach Modes to study each piece individually!
    • Want a variety of playing levels? You’ll get 384 level settings, including levels especially for beginners, levels for experimentation and problem solving, levels for casual play and even special levels for practicing and improving your game!
    • Curious about the computer’s thoughts? Look in on them at the push of a button!
    • Want to know who is winning? Just have the computer evaluate your position.
    • Change your mind about a move? Take back up to six individual moves!
    • Unsure of a position? Let the computer verify the entire board for you!
    • Want to play chess against a friend? The computer can act as a referee!
    • Game interrupted? Switch off -- your game is kept in memory for up to two years!
    • Looking for “natural” chess play? Try out this great sensory chessboard!

ALL THIS PLUS A VOICE THAT INFORMS, ENCOURAGES, AND GUIDES YOU THROUGH EACH GAME. THIS TALKING TUTOR MAKES CHESS EASY TO LEARN AND A PLEASURE TO PLAY!

Excerpts taken from the Saitek Portable Talking Coach User Manual and Box.

Information

Saitek Portable Talking Coach (1997)

Saitek Portable Talking Coach (1997)

Box

Saitek Portable Talking Coach (1997) Box

Model: 137

Saitek Portable Talking Coach (1997) Model: 137

User Manual

Saitek Portable Talking Coach (1997) User Manual

64 Levels of Play with 384 Level Settings!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Saitek Industries Ltd

Craig Barnes

Year:

1997

Manufacturer ELO

N/A

Original Price

$129.95

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

137

My Serial #:

SZ2290345

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

KS56C220

4 Bit Single Chip

4 Mhz

2 KB

288 x 4 bit

Battery Operated:

4 x AA

Adapter Option:

N/A

Display Type:

4 Position 7 Segment LCD

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic Board

Board Size:

4.3/8” x 4.3/8”

Overall Size:

9” x 7.1/8” x 1.9/16”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Sensory Peg Board

Push Button Controls

64

100+ Half Moves

6 Half Moves (Ply)

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

No / No

Mate-in-4

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

H5

Tournament Level:

H8

Infinite Level:

B6

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

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