Calculator-camera: Does not compute

We can't find a single justification for it.

CrimeBusters911.com

What were we just saying about combo devices that include numeric keypads ? Oh yeah, that we can't get too excited about them. Well, that goes double for this combo camera calculator.

Not only does it have substandard resolution and "all the standard functions you'd expect to find on a crappy knock-off," as put delicately by OhGizmo, but it also looks ridiculous too. As much as we understand the practical desire to combine portable functions, we've never heard of a calculator being among the most pressing needs.

Perhaps most disturbing of all is that it's being marketed on a site called CrimeBusters911.com. If this is the state of personal security technology, we're going back to building that bunker under the house.

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

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