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  • Friday, January 9th, 2009 - 1:55 pm
  • Casio Quick Dialer QD-100 Calculator

  • Here's a weird product. It's a phone dialer.

    I don't have the manual so I am still not sure how to input the phone numbers into the calculator.

    But once you do, you go to "TEL" mode and, press dial. The calculator will emit the right tones to dial the phone number for you. Just like McGuyver did in that one episode where he's trapped and has a phone line but no phone. So he rigs something to emit tones and calls for help. I tried to find out which episode this is, but McGuyver got trapped in almost every episode that searching for "trapped" didn't help...

    Or where McGuyver secretly records some guy from far away and manages to dial the exact same number using the recorded dial tone. (Apparently that one is from Season: 6 Episode: 11)

    You just put that large speaker next to your phone and dial the stored number.

    Do people still have PHONES anymore?

    This little gadget is the perfect marriage of ultra rare and completely worthless. I have never seen any information about this one on the web, and I don't think anybody will waste their time describing one if they had a website.

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  • Comments!
  • » I too have one of these, I googled it and found your site... seems you are the only one that took the time to post.
  • by: Joey Ramirez, submitted Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 - 6:15 pm
  • » I had this device and the problem I found is that the sending portion is shaped for a Really Old model of phone (round). For years there has be no standardization of the "listening" part of a headset so the signals from the device were often misinterpreted by the phone system and wrong numbers resulted. Before touch tone phones were generally available, this would have been great.
  • by: Harry Geruldsen, submitted Saturday, May 15th, 2010 - 3:20 pm
  • » In the American Psycho book Patrick Bateman gives one of these (well a QD-150) to his brother as a useless gift.
  • by: Pat Bateman, submitted Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 - 7:32 am
  • » You can chalk me up for having had one as well. I had one in 7th grade. Completely useless, but at the time, I thought it was sooooo cool. LOL It's probably still lying around at my parent's house somewhere.
  • by: Dustin Anderson, submitted Saturday, March 26th, 2011 - 3:45 am
  • » Haha i used to have one of these back in the day saved me a few times before cell phones so good way of keeping track of phone numbers
  • by: Bruce, submitted Friday, July 11th, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • » I just came across this among my things and wanted to see what other people were saying about it. I know it was made to let people with rotary phones access the touch tone world back in the day, but it is useful to me now. When I had a car equipped with OnStar, you could dial a number by speaking the digits, but you could only do that to dial the original number. If you reached a recording that said "Press 2 to reach a pharmacist" or whatever, you were S.O.L. This device came in handy for me then, so I will hold on to it in case another unforeseen use comes up. Thanks for this site! I will probably run across you again in a few years when I run across this item again, tucked away in one of my boxes!
  • by: Shaun Cohn, submitted Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 - 11:41 pm
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