The Recreated ZX Spectrum
Released in 1982, the ZX Spectrum brought home-computing to families who couldn’t afford a BBC Micro. Its spongey rubber keyboard let you program in Basic but, more importantly, you could use any old cassette player to load a whole catalogue of games. The Recreated ZX Spectrum, due out at the end of July, is actually a Bluetooth controller that connects to your smartphone or tablet. You can use it to write Basic programs, play the games available through its own Spectrum app store, or as a Bluetooth keyboard for sending emails and typing documents. Although only at prototype stage, its keyboard is considerably less terrible than you may remember from the decade of shoulder pads. With a price tag of £99.99, it will come with Basic, Chuckie Egg and a bundle of other dear old favourites.
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