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SHARPER IMAGE DESIGN TALKING CHESS COMPANION Electronic Chess Computer

SHARPER IMAGE DESIGN TALKING CHESS COMPANION Electronic Chess Computer

Picture taken from Sharper Image Talking Chess Companion computer.

 

IT’S YOU AGAINST THE COMPUTER! 345 PHRASES TO COACH, TEACH, AMUSE AND ABUSE YOU!

    • 25 selectable skill levels for beginner to intermediate players.
    • Special level just for beginners.
    • “Human” voice announces and lights up all moves and enties (voice can be turned off).
    • Special vocabulary modes for demonstration, teaching/coaching, visually handicapped players, and just CHESSTER’s lovable personality.
    • Sensory board automatically records your moves.
    • Beginners can take back moves and replay them without starting over!
    • Computer suggests moves for you to make.
    • Memory save feature stores unfinished game for days!
    • Uses 4 “AAA” batteries or AC adapter (both not supplied).
    • Includes magnetic chess pieces.

 

Hegener+Glaser AG M50743 Processing chip

Hegener+Glaser AG M50743 Processing chip.

Picture taken from Sharper Image Talking Chess Companion computer board.

 

This is the same computer as Fidelity Electronics Inc. Little Chesster.  At that time Hegener + Glaser owned Fidelity Electronics. Inc. The chess program was written by Dan & Kathe Spracklen.  The playful voice effects and sounds were synthesized by Ron Nelson.

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Technical Specification

Sharper Image Talking Chess Companion (1991)

Spacious Mind

Schachcomputer.Info

Active 2017

Tourn. 2015

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T1

T2

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T5

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Hegener & Glaser

Spracklen/Spracklen/Nelson

1900 USCF

1991

$149.00

Not Available

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

SM 470

My Serial #:

172272

Processor OEM

Mitsubishi

Processor:

M50743

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

2 MHz

ROM:

4 KB/128 KB Talk

RAM:

256 Byte

Battery Type:

4 x AAA

Power Adapter:

9V DC +/-

Display:

16 Board LEDs

Board Type:

Press Sensory

Overall Size:

Board Size:

8x8 in

10/1/8x9.3/8x3/4

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

25

Opening Book:

12000 ply

Take Back:

64 Half Moves

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Available

Available

Solve Mate:

Mate-in-8

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Available

Search Depth:

Not Known

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

A8

Infinite Level:

B1 to F8

Level A5

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 93

CCNS 93

Ply 93

FIDE

USCF

1903

1888

1918

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Sharper Image Talking Chess Companion (1991) Electronic Chess Computer
Sharper Image Talking Chess Companion (1991) Electronic Chess Computer
Sharper Image Talking Chess Companion (1991) Board LED’s
Sharper Image Talking Chess Companion (1991) Model: SM 470
Sharper Image Talking Chess Companion (1991) Sensory Controls

Class A Level Electronic Table Top Chess Computer!

Board LED’s

Model: SM 470

Sensory Controls

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