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Recreated Sinclair Bluetooth ZX Spectrum (Unlocked) £51.99 @ 365 Games

£51.99 @ 365 Games
Usually seen these for either £99.99/£89.99 or £79.99 don't know about today's prices?Does seem dirt cheap at £51.99 Recreated Sinclair Bluetooth ZX Spectrum (Unlocked) Product Description The O…
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Usually seen these for either £99.99/£89.99 or £79.99 don't know about today's prices?Does seem dirt cheap at £51.99

Recreated Sinclair Bluetooth ZX Spectrum (Unlocked) Product Description

The ONLY full-size recreation of the 1980s personal computer - the Recreated Sinclair Bluetooth ZX Spectrum with authentic rubber-keys, play-control of games - classic and modern.

The games for the Recreated Sinclair Bluetooth ZX Spectrum are available through the internet via the Spectrum online webstore.

Features

The only Sinclair ZX Spectrum device for use with phones, tablets, Macs / PCs and even TVs

Authentic rubber-key, play-control of games - classic and modern

IWireless with high-speed Bluetooth 3.0 technology

Portable - combine with a phone or tablet for fun or productivity on the go

Optimized - the recreated device's 'GAME' layer has been perfected for iOS / Android apps and for games in general

QWERTY layer has been honed for applications requiring access to all the functionality of a full-size keyboard

Supports Apple AirPlay and Google Chromecast enabling wireless streaming of what's on the screen of a phone, tablet, Mac or PC to an HDTV

PLEASE NOTE: This is the unlocked version of the console, goto http://web.archive.org/web/20160118095725/http://sinclair.recreatedzxspectrum.com/zxonline.php for access to the free web store

PLEASE NOTE: TO USE THIS PRODUCT WITH A TV YOU WILL NEED A SEPARATE STREAMING DEVICE (SOLD SEPARATELY)
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44 Likes
10 print "this looks like a good deal"
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14 Likes
Shinobei
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13 Likes
Steve Wilcox is a bad man he didn't pay people for their software sales either and this kickstarter went really bad

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-07-08-when-kickstarters-go-bad-chasing-down-the-recreated-zx-spectrum
11 Likes
Not interested unless all games have 5 minute load times and the associated oscillating whine.

And then fail to run.
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https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.launchrock.com/assets/sites/site-bek12dnw03nna01db216uy3pr/h9bmzt-spec_plus_ren_1.2095.jpg

http://www.specnext.com/
About 2-3 times the price but still a good buy if you like the Spectrum computer range.

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[helper] 3 Likes #1
Heat added, £3.90 in reward points and 2% TCB (existing customers) 5% (new customers)
2 Likes #2
oUkTuRkEyIII
Heat added, £3.90 in reward points and 2% TCB (existing customers) 5% (new customers)
Cool thanks for letting us know,I'd buy it but skint right now lol
1 Like #3
£40.57 from a seller (JYW Global Ltd.) on Amazon.

Edited By: townterrier on Sep 18, 2016 20:34
44 Likes #4
10 print "this looks like a good deal"
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2 Likes #5
It's just a bluetooth keyboard that looks like a Spectrum. The games run on your mobile device.
#6
Shinobei
10 print "this looks like a good deal"
20 go to 10
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Lol? I can do better than that abc123

Edited By: WIZARDZSYS on Sep 18, 2016 20:43
4 Likes #7
hhmmm.. still think it's overpriced. half the price again and it would fly off the shelves.

heated because it's a speccy though
8 Likes #8
https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.launchrock.com/assets/sites/site-bek12dnw03nna01db216uy3pr/h9bmzt-spec_plus_ren_1.2095.jpg

http://www.specnext.com/
About 2-3 times the price but still a good buy if you like the Spectrum computer range.
13 Likes #9
Steve Wilcox is a bad man he didn't pay people for their software sales either and this kickstarter went really bad

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-07-08-when-kickstarters-go-bad-chasing-down-the-recreated-zx-spectrum
3 Likes #10
The world needs a ZX Spectrum mobile phone!
1 Like #11
skykid3
The world needs a ZX Spectrum mobile phone!

YES !

They had the right idea with the C64 version, but a Spectrum version would be awesome ..

http://edge.alluremedia.com.au/m/k/2015/02/12.png
#12
Got one of these from amazon but the games download link said the site had been taken down. Ended up sending it back.
#13
kester76
https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.launchrock.com/assets/sites/site-bek12dnw03nna01db216uy3pr/h9bmzt-spec_plus_ren_1.2095.jpghttp://www.specnext.com/
About 2-3 times the price but still a good buy if you like the Spectrum computer range.

Interesting link, thanks.
1 Like #14
kester76
https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.launchrock.com/assets/sites/site-bek12dnw03nna01db216uy3pr/h9bmzt-spec_plus_ren_1.2095.jpghttp://www.specnext.com/
About 2-3 times the price but still a good buy if you like the Spectrum computer range.

Nice. Can't really quibble when Rick Dickinson is on board, the industrial designer responsible for the look of the original rubber-keyed Speccy and its follow-ups.

Edited By: Muig1972 on Sep 18, 2016 22:09
3 Likes #15
Most of you posting in here obviously *are* on the spectrum... ;)
11 Likes #16
Not interested unless all games have 5 minute load times and the associated oscillating whine.

And then fail to run.
2 Likes #17
I recently purchased one from http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Recreated-SINCLAIR-ZX-Spectrum-Brand-new-unlocked-/302064658911?hash=item465474e9df:g:ZeUAAOSwxg5X0Bm~
Seller has more than 10 left and I made an offer for £39.99 which was accepted, you may be able to get it cheaper.

It is true that the makers have pulled support for this device, however the ones from this ebay seller are unlocked and this device can be used as a bluetooth keyboard in conjunction with any spectrum emulator.

Tested with Manic Miner and yes it feels and smells the same, i.e. as frustrating as hell when compared to the responsiveness of a modern day keyboard, but very nostalgic and worth every penny.
1 Like #18
They were pants then and pants now. Why the hell not just buy an original at a car boot or somewhere or use an emulator.
#19
The games for the Recreated Sinclair Bluetooth ZX Spectrum are available through the internet via the Spectrum online webstore.

How times have changed. Not very authentic

Edited By: sotomonkey on Sep 18, 2016 22:47
1 Like #20
Muig1972
It's just a bluetooth keyboard that looks like a Spectrum. The games run on your mobile device.

Jesus, just read it, who would pay £50 for a keyboard for something which was designed specifically not to have a keyboard.
#21
MonkeysUncle
They were pants then and pants now. Why the hell not just buy an original at a car boot or somewhere or use an emulator.

If you buy one from a car boot sale you are faced with 5 minute load times and a stack of tapes (however I have successfully loaded from a cd-r many years ago) which I for one have no patience for now I am older. If you simply use an emulator with a modern PC keyboard it doesn't feel the same.

This is purely for nostalgia and would require fond memories from back in the day. If you thought it was pants then the recreated spectrum keyboard is very accurate and would deliver those same pants memories.
5 Likes #22
This is all very well but it really needs to come with a Quickshot 1 joystick for an authentic Daley Thompson's Decathlon wagglefest 8)

Edited By: spoo on Sep 18, 2016 23:08
1 Like #23
spoo
This is all very well but it really needs to come with a Quickshot 1 joystick for an authentic Daley Thompson's Decathlon wagglefest 8)


​I want it to come with knackered O & P keys for authenticity
1 Like #24
The smell though, does it have the smell?

Must be over 25 years since I got rid of mine, and I can still remember the delicious smell and feel of those rubber keys.
3 Likes #25
i remember having copied tape cassettes with the counter numbers scrawled on the insert as to where each game loaded from.
Beautiful.
1 Like #26
i still have the original with a load of cassettes in the loft lol

Edited By: The Bloodster on Sep 19, 2016 00:05
1 Like #27
Actually you can get snapshot files of the web and speed up the loading so it only takes seconds.
Tiberius16
MonkeysUncle
They were pants then and pants now. Why the hell not just buy an original at a car boot or somewhere or use an emulator.
If you buy one from a car boot sale you are faced with 5 minute load times and a stack of tapes (however I have successfully loaded from a cd-r many years ago) which I for one have no patience for now I am older. If you simply use an emulator with a modern PC keyboard it doesn't feel the same.
This is purely for nostalgia and would require fond memories from back in the day. If you thought it was pants then the recreated spectrum keyboard is very accurate and would deliver those same pants memories.
14 Likes #28
Shinobei
10 print "this looks like a good deal"
20 go to 10
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#29
Tiberius16
MonkeysUncle
They were pants then and pants now. Why the hell not just buy an original at a car boot or somewhere or use an emulator.
If you buy one from a car boot sale you are faced with 5 minute load times and a stack of tapes (however I have successfully loaded from a cd-r many years ago) which I for one have no patience for now I am older. If you simply use an emulator with a modern PC keyboard it doesn't feel the same.
This is purely for nostalgia and would require fond memories from back in the day. If you thought it was pants then the recreated spectrum keyboard is very accurate and would deliver those same pants memories.

Ah, but not as realistically pants as an original!
#30
spoo
This is all very well but it really needs to come with a Quickshot 1 joystick for an authentic Daley Thompson's Decathlon wagglefest 8)
You were posher than me then. Had to use the keyboard. Think it was Z & X. Still feeling the pain of alternating hammering my two index fingers to make him run, 30 years on.
1 Like #31
Voted cold as this is just a themed bluetooth keyboard and (apparently buggy) companion app for your phone. So Buyer Beware I guess.
1 Like #32
Shinobei
10 print "this looks like a good deal"
20 go to 10
run


​syntax error
#33
Still have my Speccy and all the games, along with every other computer and console, though with PC emulations I can't be bothered hooking it up these days.

I'd be tempted by this but I'm holding out for the handheld Spectrum Vega+ that was supposed to be released later this year. Something like a 1000 games built in plus the ability to download others freely.
#34
skykid3
The world needs a ZX Spectrum mobile phone!

I saw a phone case looked exacty like a small one in one of the tat shops on holiday this year. Nearly went for it but was £14 for a phone case.
1 Like #35
Pyrii
Voted cold as this is just a themed bluetooth keyboard and (apparently buggy) companion app for your phone. So Buyer Beware I guess.

I voted hot because it's a themed Bluetooth keyboard and companion app for your phone with nostalgia value.
#36
Overpriced and no longer supported.

Save your money and run an emulator on your tablet!
1 Like #37
dawkinsdog1
Still have my Speccy and all the games, along with every other computer and console, though with PC emulations I can't be bothered hooking it up these days.
I'd be tempted by this but I'm holding out for the handheld Spectrum Vega+ that was supposed to be released later this year. Something like a 1000 games built in plus the ability to download others freely.
I'm the same, I really should sell them but it's the nostalgia and knowing that once it's gone I will never own one again that keeps me from doing so. Especially in the case of Sega MegaDrive 32X-CD, I know I'll never be bother to hook it all up again X)
#38
Tiberius16
MonkeysUncle
They were pants then and pants now. Why the hell not just buy an original at a car boot or somewhere or use an emulator.
If you buy one from a car boot sale you are faced with 5 minute load times and a stack of tapes (however I have successfully loaded from a cd-r many years ago) which I for one have no patience for now I am older. If you simply use an emulator with a modern PC keyboard it doesn't feel the same.

This is purely for nostalgia and would require fond memories from back in the day. If you thought it was pants then the recreated spectrum keyboard is very accurate and would deliver those same pants memories.
Yes, just like that mini NES released earlier this year, this is purely for the nostalgic aesthetics. Much better off using the emulator via a PC.
#39
Why is this kid's toy priced over £10? cheap keyboard costs £2-3 the "electronics another £1, so £46 is for being fooled.
#40
stanlenin
Why is this kid's toy priced over £10? cheap keyboard costs £2-3 the "electronics another £1, so £46 is for being fooled.

It's not really a "kids toy" though is it. How many children do you know who would want one of these or know how to use it ... not many (_;)

The reason it costs over £10 - is manufacturing costs - a more limited run than your average crappola keyboard and unique features, compared to your average crappola keyboard.

Feel free not to buy one.

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