Amazing stuff! Where to get more information? And can RetroMacCast talked about it?
Found a nice article with screenshots: https://juiced.gs/2012/01/tiger-learning-computer-gallery/
Might be related to Jobs. A lot of interesting stuffs are killed by Jobs a year later to concentrate on a few core products.
"About 16,000 units were shipped (though it is unclear how many of these actually sold)."
Here's where I found that and may other great facts.
Here's a photo that has a poster in it showing some facts
I also found this http://technologizer.com/2011/04/17/15-amazing-computing-rarities-o...
Tiger Learning Computer (1997)
“What happened in the ’90s stays in the ’90s.” That could be the motto of the ex-Apple employees responsible for one of Apple’s most embarrassing licensing deals. Tiger Electronics’s kids’ computer was based on hardware from the Apple II line of the 1970s and 80s. It came with cartridges that included a dusty copy of AppleWorks 4.3, some vintage educational titles, and a cartridge for storing BASIC programs.
The Tiger Learning Computer is absurdly cool from a collector’s standpoint. But strapping 1970s technology to a 1997 children’s PC makes no sense. That’s probably why the unit never made it out of test marketing — and why it’s so very, very rare.
Thanks! 16,000 does not sound too rare to me, Hope to get one in the future.
Probably not that rare. I already know someone in China who has 2 units of this.
I have one. The keyboard is absolutely dismal to type on. And I have yet to figure out how to get any serial data into or out of it.
Can you show us the machine?
Can I type Applesoft BASIC program in it? And there is no way to get the program out?