Some of our readers may remember the Indiegogo campaign launched by Retro Computers last year to bring an updated version of the iconic ZX Spectrum home computer which was launched way back in the 1980s.
This week the team have unveiled their latest project in the form of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ handheld which again takes the iconic styling of the original ZX Spectrum and transforms it into a more up-to-date handheld console.
The team has once again taken to Kickstarter to raise the required £100,000 it requires to take the Vega Plus console into production. Watch the video below to learn more about the inspiration, design and Indiegogo project.
The team at Retro Computers responsible for the design of the new Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ handheld explain more about its inspiration and design.
The world’s only hand-held LCD games console with 1,000 licensed games inside that can also connect to your TV!! The Vega+ is a new low cost hand-held games console with a colour LCD screen and 1,000 licensed games already installed.
The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+, to give the product its full name, is based on Sir Clive’s hugely successful Spectrum products from the past – the early 1980s – and incorporates all the features of the ZX Vega and more, including stereo output for great reproduction of gaming sounds and music. It is the only games console that exists with 1,000 licensed games already included and with both an LCD for anywhere use and the capability to connect to a TV for home use.
In this new conception of what a games player wants from their games console, our design team has taken advantage of major advances in technology to achieve big cost savings, by replacing most of the electronics in the early Sinclair computer products. Instead we have chosen a fast but low cost micro-controller with software designed and developed by a leading world expert on Sinclair Spectrum technology.
For more information on the new Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ handheld jump over to the Indiegogo website for details and to make a pledge from £100.