Texas Instruments TI-Nspire with Touchpad Calculator Review

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 Texas Instruments TI-Nspire with Touchpad 
Texas Instruments has just taken graphing calculators to a whole new level. The TI-Nspire with Touchpad is really quite amazing. I sure wish I had this in college! There are so many really cool features on it! This list below is just a tiny fraction of the goodies that this calculator can offer you!
It has a Touchpad!
It has a touchpad feature which is really neat! I wasn’t sure what to expect before opening up the package- for some reason I thought it was a touchscreen but it’s not. It’s a touchpad like a labtop mouse. You can use the touchpad as a mouse to navigate through different features on the screen.
Split the Screen
You can actually split the screen to see a math problem in different ways (such as text, graph, table, etc.)
Connect it to your Computer
You can save, share, store, print, & send icons to manage documents to your computer- or your teacher’s! You can even hook your TI-Nspire up to your computer in order to work on a larger screen- a HUGE bonus! After long hours in math those calculator screens really play games with your eyes! It comes with the downloadable software. This is also a really neat feature because you can back up your data onto your computer.
Interchangeable Keypad
You can actually pop the entire keypad right off and it is compatible with the TI-84 Plus! No need to buy another calculator- just switch the keypads!
FREE TI-84 Plus Keypad- No Charge & FREE Ship!
The TI-84 Plus Keypad for the TI-Nspire handheld lets you use the TI-Nspire handheld side-by-side with TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus graphing calculators in class. The package comes with instructions on how to order the TI-84 Plus Keypad for free. I had no problems ordering it-it was very simple. But you do need to set up a free account with Texas Instruments.
Permitted on Testing
The TI-Nspire is permitted on SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT/NSMQT, Praxis & IB testing! As well as many state exams too.
Rechargeable Battery
The calculator comes ready with 4 AAA alkaline batteries, however, you can separately purchase the TI-Nspire Rechargeable Battery which easily charges with either the wall adapter or you can charge it via USB cable through your computer.
There are SO many features that I simply cannot list them all in one post! Here are a few more: changing the font size, hints, math expressions template, customize page layouts, ability to view multiple pages at one time, and much much more!
What did I think? My first reaction- WOW- this is a serious graphing calculator! It is huge! I had a tough enough time mastering my old graphing calculator in college- but this really tops it! This is a really great product though with SO many functions. I highly recommend this for math/science teachers and middle age students & up. This is definetely the top of the advanced graphing calculators- hands down! It is a little overwhelming when you first check it out simply because it’s something new- but it is SO cool once you really start to learn how to manuveur it! For the features that the TI-Nspire offers it is definetely worth the investment.
You can buy this online at Texas Instruments, Amazon, Best Buy, Office Depot, Office Max, and in Canada at London Drugs. This TI-Nspire retails for about $150- which considering the cost of a regular graphing calculator this is a really great deal! They even sell a specific teacher software pack too!


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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. I did receive a free product to test. All opinions are 100% mine. 


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  1. Wow….this is a great asset….
    My daughter will be in College algebra next semester, and I believe viewing the problem more than one way would help her immensely in her class!!

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  3. We homeschool and our 15 yr old would use this calculator for the next 3 years but then her 3 younger siblings would get to enjoy it as well as they move up into higher math classes also.

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  5. I would love to try one of the elementary calculators, for my younger kids. Like the TI-15 Explorer

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  6. My older kids would be the ones using this-and probably me as well.

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  7. I'm a user of the first gen TInspire. It's a remarkable machine. This (touchpad) tech takes that to a new level. TI makes innovative products, particularly on the projection front.

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  8. Linda Kish says:

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  9. Jennifer - Mommy to 2 says:

    My husband would get the calculator. High School math teacher (calculus)…need I say more? 🙂

  10. Jennifer - Mommy to 2 says:

    Sent a friend request.

  11. sophieandmomma says:

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  12. sophieandmomma says:

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  14. Grandma Bonnie says:

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  15. Grandma Bonnie says:

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  18. I learned Texas Instruments has RFID products used in libraries and also for animal tracking (to help ranchers keep track of the quantity and location of their stock)

  19. My college bound son would get this calculator (he wants to major in engineering)

  20. I'm already a Facebook friend, if that counts
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  22. I would like to get my daughter the TI-15 Explorer™ calculator.

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  23. If I won the TI-Nspire, I would give it to my nephew who loves math.

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  24. Anonymous says:

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  25. I never realized how many different electronics they designed. Plus they won the IEEE award!

  26. Mysharona says:

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  28. I would share this with my husband–I could definitely use it for my job, as I do a lot of work with statistics!

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  29. I'd love one of these. You can interface it with Vernier technology. Since we use Vernier in labs, it would nice to have a personal calculator.

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  31. would be for my son who is needing it for math 🙂
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  32. The Laverty's says:

    The have training that you can sign up for! I'd need that… christylaverty (at) hotmail (dot) com

  33. The Laverty's says:

    My daughter will need this for school next year!

  34. I like the personal GPS they have. Very nice.

  35. This would be for my husband and his masters classes.

  36. Yona Williams says:

    I learned that TI has received awards for their environmental initiatives, including being #23 on Newsweek magazine’s Green Ranking of America’s 500 largest corporations. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

  37. Yona Williams says:

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  38. Yona Williams says:

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  39. Anonymous says:

    TI is the standard for my math classes. I learned of a few new downloads I could use in class. And I now know of a few different uses for lab work using different probes for pH and the like.


  40. My Senior Son would receive this calculator~

  41. Already a FB Fan

  42. I like the TI Keyboard.

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  43. Alicia C. says:

    What I REALLY learned is that calculators sure have changed since I was in high school! Wow- you can even download ACT & SAT questions for practice on these things AND hook them up to your computer?! My son is taking Algebra right now and will be going all the way up to Caculus before he graduates from high school. He sure could use one of these.

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  44. Alicia C. says:

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  45. Alicia C. says:

    I'd be giving this to my 12 y.o. son. He's taking Algebra I right now and will be taking some very intense math classes before he graduates… and THEN he'll be taking even more in college. He wants to work as a graphic artist for IT companies, so he'll need a LOT of math classes in the future.
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  49. They make the davinci digital media processor!

  50. Brooke Anna says:

    How have I not found you before? I LOVE your blog name. As an aspiring elementary teacher, I like TI's TI-15 EXPLORER!

  51. Brooke Anna says:

    I will use this in my college courses:)

  52. I learned that technology is AMAZING now – they have so many neat gadgets and stuff.
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  53. I'd give it to my brother in college

  54. i learnt that they manufacture a lot of other things with a wide variety of applications

  55. I would use it myself

  56. scottsgal says:

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  57. scottsgal says:

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  58. My daughter would probably like the TI-15 Explorer

  59. My nephew would probably get this

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  61. My daughter would be using this calculator.
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  62. I learned, quite honestly, that I am not even smart enough, anymore at least, to navigate the site to figure out how to answer your question. Lol. I went there and I'm sorry if this disqualifies me but I was lost.


  63. Sent you a friend request on FB.

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  64. I would give this to my daughter who is 15 and a sophomore in high school.


    Thanks for this chance.

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  68. I learned that TI has training sessions.
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  69. wildcat32 says:

    I learned that they make a Netbook and Tablet Lithium Ion Gas Gauge and Protector.

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  70. wildcat32 says:

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  71. I learned that they offer DLP Pico Projection technology in a projector small enough to fit in your hand.
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  72. I think my niece will be needing this soon, so she'd be the lucky recipient.

  73. I also like the TI-83 plus
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  74. I would love to have this for myself since I have 4 more college math classes to take!
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  75. I learned Texas Instruments has this great interface on their site titled
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  76. My son would be receiving this calculator if I won. He's in a high school course and doesn't have one yet.

    As a single mom on disability, it's not something that is in the budget…and what a blessing it'd be to win. Fingers crossed!

  77. Friend request sent (Wendy T).

    Thank you.

  78. I wish more products would utilize the ZigBee RF4CE

  79. I'd like the durable school calculator TI-108
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  80. Grace Matthews says:

    I would probably keep it because I am going to college and my concentration is math 🙂


  81. Grace Matthews says:

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  82. After viewing the Texas Instruments site, I learned they have more products than I even dreamed of!

  83. I would keep it and let the family enjoy it.

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  85. my 16 yo twins who are taking calculus would share it
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  88. this is for my hubby for his engineering classes

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  90. Another product I like is the TI-36X Solar
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  91. My two teen daughters currently share a graphing calculator, so I'd give this to one (probably the 17 year old) and it would eliminate the almost daily arguements about who has the calculator, and who gets to do homework when.
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  92. I sent a friend request on FB (Anne Jolly)
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  93. I learned that the Texas Instrument site is SUPER confusing and I have no.clue. what anything is or what they are talking about on there hehe.

  94. This calculator would be for me because I'll be heading back to school soon and I'm gonna need all the help I can get in the math department!

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  98. I like the 3d TV. And I learned that stuff is getting more and more expensive!!

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  102. My daughter would use this calculator for school!


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  105. Annette D says:

    I never knew that TI made parts for so many products, who knew that they were part of baby monitors!

  106. Annette D says:

    I would love to win for my son who is taking Pre-Calculus this year in high school.

  107. I would also love to give my husband who is an Engineer and is always needing calculators, their EZ430-F2013 – MSP430 USB Stick Development Tool Thanks 🙂

  108. I would love to have this for my husband who is a Design Engineer and is always carrying his calculator with him wherever he goes because his job really does require a lot of math. Thanks 🙂

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  111. I would to try the calculator!
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  113. Learned that they have an extensive design support section on their website.

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  114. This would go to a college student grandson.

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  117. I have two teenage daughters who would both benefit from this calculator. This looks much better than their current calculators. LKVOYER at aol dot com

  118. I didn't know that TI sold home theater products. I'd love to try the Internet radio ([email protected])

  119. I learned there is an internal chip and you can add more information on the other to the product
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  120. I would use it during my last semester then pass it on!!!
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  121. I added you as a friend on FB: Alex Herring

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  123. Heavensent1 says:

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  124. Heavensent1 says:

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  125. Anonymous says:

    I learned that TI is not just calculators…amazing everything they make!

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  126. Anonymous says:

    This calculator would be used by me as I have just gone back to school this semester!

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  127. I learned TI makes a lot more than calculators

  128. I was surprised to find out that TI has a mobile ap
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  129. I would give the calculator to my daughter is in college to be a math teacher
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  130. I like the TI-15 Explorer.

  131. This would be for my granddaughter.

  132. Friend Request Surviving a Teachers Salary on Facebook.

  133. I want to try their Internet radio.

  134. This would be for my grandson.

  135. I Friend Request Surviving a Teachers Salary on Facebook

  136. Lisa Weidknecht says:

    I love the Texas Instruments DLP Interactive Projectors. I would love to have one.

  137. Lisa Weidknecht says:

    I have two sixteen year old boys taking advanced math classes in high school. If I win, I will give it to them. Thankfully I no longer need a graphing calculator for myself!

  138. Lisa Weidknecht says:

    I sent a friend request to you on FaceBook. Thank you.

  139. Anonymous says:

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  140. Anonymous says:

    Since my husband and I are both math teachers and our daughter is taking 10th grade math we would probably be sharing this! Or fighting over it….

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  141. Another product I like is the 3D DLP HDTV.

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  142. My youngest son would get this calculator for high school.

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  143. I learned that the TI website is very complicated! lol Seriously – I can barely find anything on there!
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  144. Friend on FB – Marianna Sweeper Ballard
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  145. This calculator would be perfect for my son!
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  146. *MeandMineinaSmallTown says:

    If I won I would give this to my husband who is going to be 40 in March and just started college! I'm so proud of him and he could use this!!


  147. Notorious Spinks says:

    I learned I could sample a product before I buy it.

  148. Notorious Spinks says:

    I would keep it for myself I have two more years of college math to take.

  149. Notorious Spinks says:

    I like you on FB

  150. I like the TPA3110D215W Filter-Free Class D Stereo Amplifier with SpeakerGuard™ (TPA3110).
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  151. I also like the TI-89 Titanium Calculator.


  152. This will be for my son who will start his freshman year of college in September.


  153. I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.


  154. Anonymous says:

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  155. manthas24 says:

    I would love to get the All-In-One Thermal and Power Monitoring Solution (with 2 Remote Temperature Sensors)

  156. manthas24 says:

    This would go to my darling daughter to help with her school work

  157. manthas24 says:

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  158. Annette D says:

    Sent a friend request on FB (Annette Bischer Doggett)

  159. I had one of their older graphing calculators when I was younger. I didn't know they had other products besides calculators…crazy!

  160. I also like the LL Buffer and Driver with 3-State Output

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  161. I like the TI 15!

  162. Um I learned that "TI analog Power+ Control Temperature Sensors and Control ICs products are a subset of analog Temperature Sensors and Control ICs solutions. " I have no clue what that means, but I'm sure it is quite something!

  163. I learned that TI makes (at least) 10 different graphic calculators!

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  164. I would give it to a friend whose son is starting an engineering program!

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  165. I like the 3D DLP Camera.

  166. This would be for my grandson to use for schoolwork.

  167. fb friend – deborah t

  168. Anonymous says:

    Texas Instruments TI-Nspire with Touchpad

  169. Anonymous says:

    I wasn't even aware that the made touch screen….

  170. Sweeter the berry says:

    I would hand it over to my son who really wants one for school.

    [email protected]

  171. I like the TPA2015D1 2W Class-D Audio Amplifier With Adaptive Boost and Battery Tracking SpeakerGuard AGC

  172. faithfullyfrugal says:

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  173. faithfullyfrugal says:

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  176. My college-age son would get this calculator.

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  177. I learned that TI also sells clocks and timers!

  178. This calculator would be either for me or my younger brother as he enters higher level math classes.

  179. A (Daily) Woman says:

    I learned that TI sales alot more than calculators.

  180. A (Daily) Woman says:

    I would be getting this calculator for myself. I need one.

  181. susan1215 says:

    I like the TI-15 Explorer for my daughter

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  182. susan1215 says:

    My son who is in High school would love this calculator

  183. susan1215 says:

    Like you on FB Susan Smith

  184. I like their projectors. They say more than half of all projectors use their DLP technology – I hadn't known that.

  185. kathy pease says:

    i also like the DIR9001 Digital Audio Receiver

  186. kathy pease says:

    my son has one i would give this to my nephew 🙂

  187. kathy pease says:

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  188. brianpiero says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…I like the TI-36X Solar (powered) calculator !

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  189. brianpiero says:

    I would give this graphing calculator to my niece, who will be attending a math & science magnet school this fall !

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  190. Another product I like is the TI-83 Graphing Calculator.

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  193. dddiva @ discriminating_diva(at)yahoo(dot)com says:

    The calculator would be for Devon- hers was lifted from her backpack and she misses it sorely.

  194. dddiva @ discriminating_diva(at)yahoo(dot)com says:

    Sent friend request Sherry Conrad

  195. I learned that they produced more products than just calculators , including many cool audio things.
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  196. I learned they have the student zone. There, kids can download SAT prep questions.

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  197. I would give this to a neighbor's son as a graduation gift this spring who will be entering college next Fall.

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  199. Swtlilchick says:

    I would love to have the 25-mW Class-G DirectPath™ Stereo Headphone Amplifier with I2C Volume Control (TPA6140)


  200. Swtlilchick says:

    This would be for my daughter who is taking a
    Chemistry for Nurses class


  201. Swtlilchick says:

    I am a friend on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)


  202. Island Girl says:

    wow they have amazing products! The DLP 3D tv looks amazing, wow the technology!
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  203. Island Girl says:

    I'd love to give this to my son, he needs one and could use it for years to come.

  204. Island Girl says:

    I sent a fb friend request.
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