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Speak & Math

handheld video game

The Speak & Spell is a collection of educational, electronic handheld toys manufactured by Texas Instruments beginning in 1978. The toy includes a keyboard and visual display, speech synthesizer, and a cartridge slot for various ROM games. The toy was originally manufactured to assist children with commonly misspelled and mispronounced words. In 1980, the line expanded to include the Speak & Read and Speak & Math variations. The Speak & Spell was one of the first handheld electronic toys to utilize interchangeable cartridges, and the very first to contain non-recorded speech.

  • Manufacturer: Texas Instruments
  • Material: printed cardboard | plastic
  • Origin: USA
  • Object ID: 116.4185
  • Credit Line: Gift of Sara Zielinski
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