The ZX Spectrum is over 30 years old, and now the device will return, although not as a computer, instead it will come back as a Bluetooth keyboard for iOS devices.
The device will be released as a Bluetooth keyboard for iOS device at first and will then be available for Android devices and also Windows devices some time in the future, it will also work with the Apple TV via AirPlay.
“By default, when used in conjunction with the simultaneously released and separately sold Bluetooth ZX Spectrum apps, available from the iTunes App Store, and subsequently from the Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store, the Bluetooth ZX Spectrum will provide authentic rubber-key play-control over a comprehensive catalogue of 100% original, officially licenced, paid-for Bluetooth ZX Spectrum games (and more) via a secure App Store environment. Either at launch or sometime later, the Bluetooth ZX Spectrum will also be ‘backwardly compatible’ with the existing and separately sold, ‘ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection’ apps, either by default or perhaps via an in-app purchase from within those apps.”
The ZX Spectrum Bluetooth keyboard is expected to retail for between £39.99 and £49.99 when it goes into production and you can find out more details about the device over at Elite Systems at the link below.
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