British Home Computer Revival 'Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega' Smashes Indiegogo Fundraiser Target

ZX-Spectrum-Vega-Hits-Fundraising-TargetThirty two years after its initial release, it would appear the ZX Spectrum is back. Sir Clive Sinclair, the granddaddy of British computing has finally made his return to the industry, partnering up with a team of manufacturers to re-release a consoleified version of the vintage system through Indiegogo.

Using more modern parts than the original's making, the newly dubbed Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega is set to come pre-loaded with around 1,000 games, requiring nothing more than a Television to get gaming. Featuring a design similar to the original rubber-keyed computer, the Vega will cast away the familiar qwerty layout and instead provide a gamepad accompanied by five face buttons.

With Sir Clive Sinclair heavily involved and invested in the project, we're living in hope that the iconic computer platform will be done justice in a more modern form. Having said that though, it would appear faith has already been placed into the campaign's vision. Despite opening up the project just a mere few days ago, Sinclair and Luton-based Retro Computers have already smashed their £100,000 target - further proving there's still life in retro gaming.

As of speaking all 1,000 of the allotted prototypes have been secured at £100 each, leaving just a few options available such as a book documenting the Vega's creation. Nevertheless, the project has stated that another batch of 3,000 units will be made available in the near future.

Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Indiegogo Trailer

Be sure to check out the project's Indiegogo campaign for further information and exclusive videos from the team behind the Vega.

Link: Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega on Indiegogo


Last Updated ( 03 December 2014 )  

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(Link to this comment) Speedle 2014-12-04 08:43
Wish I had seen this sooner, looks like all the options for an actual unit are now gone... :(
(Link to this comment) Sato 2014-12-04 16:23
I'm too young to have had a spectrum, but this definitely looks cool. I'll try and pick one up as £100 seems pretty good for what appears to be a well designed and faithful bit of hardware.
(Link to this comment) alexh 2014-12-04 17:49
How much?!? £100+ for half an emulated Sinclair Spectrum?

Raspberry Pi A+ £15
Micro SD card ~£5
Broken Sinclair Spectrum 48k ~£10 on eBay
Wires from membrane to GPIO ~£0.50
Total cost ~£30.50!
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