SIO2BT: Atari XE Cassette Tape Loading Bluetooth Add-On Coming Soon

SIO2BT-Coming-Soon-for-Atari-XE-ComputersOver the last few years you will have noticed a range of gaming devices and applications being made available to replace the dated cassette tape medium – such as tapDancer, MP32C64 and SpeccyTape. The latest to join these modern alternatives to pressing play on tape is the SIO2BT, a bluetooth equivalent for the Atari XE range of home computers.

Although the device and software is yet to be released, the SIO2BT is a small accessory which expands the system's connectivity with bluetooth, through the back of the computer. From here, SIO2BT users will be able to send game code over the air through a dedicated Android app, straight into the Atari XE – all as if a tape was actually present and loading.

While no release date or cost is known for the SIO2BT as of yet, the device holds plenty of promise for fans of Atari's 8-bit home computer range.

SIO2BT Tech Demo

Link: SIO2BT Announcement on AtariAge

Last Updated ( 28 August 2014 )  


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