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Handheld video game:Speak & Math

Texas Instruments1987

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

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.

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  • Title: Handheld video game:Speak & Math
  • Creator: Texas Instruments
  • Date Created: 1987
  • Location: USA
  • Subject Keywords: video game, electronic game, education, handheld video game
  • Type: Educational Software, Handhelds
  • Medium: printed cardboard, plastic
  • Object ID: 116.4185
  • Credit Line: Gift of Sara Zielinski

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