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A Better Looking eMate 300

Although it was missing a stylus, the box was a little beat up, and the eMate itself had some school identifying marks etched on it, I was very pleased with my first eMate 300 purchase.

I set out to find a better enclosure for it, as well as a stylus. My intention was to find a broken eMate on the cheap with the hopes that I could just swap the enclosures. I figured being school units, they’d all have some sort of markings on them. Over time, perhaps I’d be able to find enough units to piece together a mint one. Maybe even find one with the stylus.

As luck would have it, I scored yet another eMate 300 in the box with not only a stylus, but the User Guide that I didn’t even know I was missing. As a bonus, the box is even in better condition.

Since these were only available to schools, I suspect this was ordered by a teacher and brought home and given to their child for their birthday. There’s still a little piece of what looks like birthday wrapping paper taped to the bottom of the box.

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Wilma from the Flintstones? The Little Mermaid? Google Image Search came up empty.

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Wow! It even has the original packaging material.

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This eMate is a gem. There’s no stickers, school markings, or engravings on it. It’s in perfect working order with the original power supply and stylus. I don’t think this unit ever saw the inside of a classroom.

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It also still has the unused name tag insert.

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Here’s that owners manual that I didn’t even know I was missing. Looks like a pretty hefty read.

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The Teacher’s Guide and the Graphing Calculator manual was also included.

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It also came with the Connectivity CD.

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Original power supply.

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Diagnostics: 1 MB of RAM. Wow.

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After a quick calibration, the machine was up and running.

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And there it is. The Newton OS.

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Awesome. Just awesome.