Recreated Sinclair ZX Spectrum £24.99 GAME
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Recreated Sinclair ZX Spectrum £24.99 GAME

£24.99£47 47% GAME Deals
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Found 7th Dec
  • 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

On Amazon, this same item is £47.00

Top comments

I'm getting one as a novelty keyboard so I'd better PRINT my shopping list, GOTO the car and RUN into Game to pick one up

Who Remembers....

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Really tempted by this, but was there some sort of issue I remember with it a year or so ago?

Just been looking at some more info on it and it seems to just be a keyboard really and have to rely on an emulator on your phone /tablet to run anything (even BASIC)?

Does it come supplied with cassettes?

I don't think it's supported anymore if I remember rightly.

R Tape Loading Error.

Wish I had kept my original one now....those were the days. Yes I know there were loads of issues (loading times etc..) but a lot of the games were actually fun & not overly complex like some of today’s new games. And you didn’t need to have the latest hardware/console to play them on.

Who Remembers....

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I'm getting one as a novelty keyboard so I'd better PRINT my shopping list, GOTO the car and RUN into Game to pick one up

I’ve got one, they bit crap
If I’m honest, not full keyboard so not practical to use as a Bluetooth keyboard unless you have a good memory on
Keyboard combos.
I only paid £14.99 for a recert.

This is just a Spectrum shaped bluetooth keyboard.

There is an actual working recreation of the Spectrum avalable here, but it's a bit pricier!

Got this when priced £29.99.
It is basically a bluetooth keyboard but if you use specatol app on android device lets you access and play all spectrum games.
The keyboard is a perfect reconstruction of the original 48k. Even down to the feel and clickyness of the keys.
I've only used mine a few times but it was worth it for nostalgia alone.
Edited by: "swanlake" 7th Dec

Yas2 h, 47 m ago

R Tape Loading Error.


Yes right at the end after trying to load a game for half an hour.... Rewind, adjust tone and volume and try again.

Hot, the last one I bought cost £99

in 1983

x680007 h, 11 m ago

I'm getting one as a novelty keyboard so I'd better PRINT my shopping …I'm getting one as a novelty keyboard so I'd better PRINT my shopping list, GOTO the car and RUN into Game to pick one up


REM best comment ever

Just nostalgic, no good as a actual keyboard.

steve7658 h, 38 m ago

Wish I had kept my original one now....those were the days. Yes I know …Wish I had kept my original one now....those were the days. Yes I know there were loads of issues (loading times etc..) but a lot of the games were actually fun & not overly complex like some of today’s new games. And you didn’t need to have the latest hardware/console to play them on.


You can play those games on pretty much any platform out there from web browsers to mobile phones. I like the style but don't miss 15fps games with bad collison detection or unfair rules. Some good games for the spectrum but a lot of unplayable junk. Some games run fantastic overclocked.

steve76513 h, 58 m ago

Wish I had kept my original one now....those were the days. Yes I know …Wish I had kept my original one now....those were the days. Yes I know there were loads of issues (loading times etc..) but a lot of the games were actually fun & not overly complex like some of today’s new games. And you didn’t need to have the latest hardware/console to play them on.


Was it originally this small? I never owned one but I remember the one that had the cassette deck attached.

Retro gaming used to be a hobby for all us older gen people who remembered them, collecting ROMs and emulators or even the real systems and their carts/disks/cassettes/cds etc. I feel like now it’s become over commercialised with them being sold over and over again on different systems, and now being stuffed with ads or sold with poor emulation while just looking like the original (e.g. neogeo x), or in this case just being a Bluetooth keyboard in the style of the original machine. I think all this (and people pretending they were big fans when they were never gamers) has kinda taken the gloss off them and just made them old; rather than being something remembered they are something seen everywhere, a quick cash cow for companies that were not even involved with them back in the day, so I will no longer support them.

I think differently on cases such as NES/SNES classic or the 3DS 3D Ages games, as genuine effort has gone into those products to give those original gamers something to fondly remember but these rehashes can stay where they are!

/rant over

JoeSpur1 h, 49 m ago

Was it originally this small? I never owned one but I remember the one …Was it originally this small? I never owned one but I remember the one that had the cassette deck attached.


Yes they were that small. In my opinion just a good size for keying in written BASIC language code (for many of this was our first real introduction to computing & programming) although if I recall some of the keys had quite a few different functions. I liked the look of them myself. The one with the cassette deck attached was the Spectrum +2. On that one you couldn’t alter the loading sound (this altered the chances of a game loading successfully) like you could with a separate tape deck player. Yes they had their faults I know but we didn’t have too high expectations (as we knew exactly what we were getting) and we didn’t have to pay a small fortune to play a game that we might never be able to finish.

steve7653 h, 26 m ago

Yes they were that small. In my opinion just a good size for keying in …Yes they were that small. In my opinion just a good size for keying in written BASIC language code (for many of this was our first real introduction to computing & programming) although if I recall some of the keys had quite a few different functions. I liked the look of them myself. The one with the cassette deck attached was the Spectrum +2. On that one you couldn’t alter the loading sound (this altered the chances of a game loading successfully) like you could with a separate tape deck player. Yes they had their faults I know but we didn’t have too high expectations (as we knew exactly what we were getting) and we didn’t have to pay a small fortune to play a game that we might never be able to finish.


I had an Amstrad CPC and later an Atari ST. Those cheap cassette games... those were the days! That’s when gaming was purely for fun and the system was educational too. Every magazine had BASIC code to type and learn something new if not build a new game to play. Nowadays games cost more and are more geared towards competition/a test of will to complete and get achievements - once that’s done they are put away or sold. Not many games are just played for the fun after every achievement or trophy is obtained, and the machine itself is built for the user to consume media rather than create it.

Croft36019 h, 37 m ago

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I can still remember the loading noises, for, of all games, Jet Pac, especially the picture noises. Not sure why it's stuck in my head 30+ years.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 8th Dec

Hmmm, have you guys looked on fleabay, the original thing REALLY not that expensive, I was surprised, and a lot still out there!!..even more surprising..!!..
But, hey, maybe the memory is better than the reality...?
I never had a speccy :-(
Had(and still have..somewhere at parents, I guess), an Acorn Electron, think cheaper low spec version of the BBC...
Same memories with loading of tapes, and buying computer mags and typing in heaps of lines of "code" just to make a little space invader alien, or some such!!..
..simpler times hey??

louiselouise5 h, 7 m ago

I can still remember the loading noises, for, of all games, Jet Pac, …I can still remember the loading noises, for, of all games, Jet Pac, especially the picture noises. Not sure why it's stuck in my head 30+ years.


Me too !! I can still hear that god awful screeching that seemed to go on forever...and then the frustration of the game not loading properly because the tape deck had chewed the tape.

R-type, Fast food Dizzy, Chuckie Egg, Manic Miner...loved them...

I may slap a raspberry pi zero in this. And play c64 games on it.

Croft3607th Dec

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Does this have manic miner ? Best game ever 😃
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