As I reported back in February 2011, UK based Elite Systems were planning on releasing a recreated ZX Spectrum for use with their mobile gaming apps. Well folks, the good news is that Elite are still planning on doing just that. Now, don’t get too excited Speccy fans; this is just a bluetooth keyboard with the form factor of your favourite rubbery computer, but in conjunction with Elite’s current crop of ZX Spectrum game apps it should nicely recreate the feel of using an original rubber keyboard ZX Spectrum. A hit of nostalgia for some and a first taste of what gaming was like in the early 80s for others. The project is being Kickstarter funded so be sure to check out the links in the full press release below:
PRESS RELEASE – 18th December, 2013 – Lichfield, England
Elite® Announce Recreation of Sinclair® ZX Spectrum®
Announcing The Bluetooth® ZX Spectrum®
The recreated Sinclair ZX Spectrum will be a Bluetooth keyboard, initially for iOS and subsequently for Android and Windows phones and tablets (as well as for PCs and Macs), in the form-factor of a 48K Sinclair ZX Spectrum. It will be known as the Bluetooth ZX Spectrum. ZX Spectrum is a licensed trade mark. The Bluetooth ZX Spectrum will connect wirelessly to, for example, an iPad and in turn to a TV via Apple Airplay.” See this link for further information.
Website and other URLs:
Bluetooth ZX Spectrum http://bluetoothzxspectrum.com
Kickstarter Appeal http://tinyurl.com/kh9ep6p
Further Details: Steve Wilcox, Director – Elite Systems
T: +44 (0) 7775 696564
Web: elite-systems.co.uk / Twitter: @elite_systems
About Elite: Incorporated in England in 1984, Elite was originally a leading developer and publisher of groundbreaking games for the Sinclair Spectrum and Commodore 64 home computer systems… Today Elite is a highly-specialised developer AND publisher of game software products for handheld, mobile and wireless systems; providing mobile network operators and selected other partners around the globe with “the best names in mobile games”.