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IR 7000 Communicator

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The IR 7000 Communicator is a handheld device manufactured by Casio and released by Sega to the United States in 1994. The IR 7000 acts as a personal digital assistant, and allows IR 7000 users to communicate with each other via an infra-red beam, referred to as a "Magic Beam" on the box and back of the device. The IR 7000 features include the ability to send text messages, play the one or two-player action game "Brain Drain", create pictures of contacts using 400 facial features, and save phone numbers and addresses with password protection. The device also features a scheduler, calendar, calculator, currency converter, alarm, memo pad, World map, and 10 language settings. The device retailed for $80.

The IR 7000 has much in common with the Casio Secret Sender 6000 (JD-6000) and the Casio My Super Magic Diary JD-6500, including similar button placements, shells, and modes. While not designated with a JD model number, it is likely that the IR 7000 is the successor to the JD-6500. While the IR 7000 has a battle mode, the JD-6000 has a universal television remote and the JD-6500 has a virtual pet. The IR 7000 does not feature Casio branding, however the default name for the owner of the device is "Casio".


Technical Specifications

  • Memory: 128 KB
  • Power source: Two AAA batteries and one CR2032 battery
  • Display: LCD (Passive, Monochrome)


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Promotional material

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GamePlayers US 0710.pdf

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Game Players (US) Vol. 7 No. 10 "October 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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References

  1. File:SegaVisions US 21.pdf, page 109
  2. File:SegaVisions US 22.pdf, page 155