ZX Spectrum Reimagined As Bluetooth Keyboard Via Kickstarter

Bluetooth-ZX-Spectrum-Keyboard-KickstarterHaving ZX Spectrum emulators and ports of the home computer classics on your iPhone and Android based devices is great, but the touchscreen controls always leave us wanting the original hardware. Elite Systems have taken to Kickstarter to remedy this issue by seeking funding to recreate the rubber-keyed ZX Spectrum as a Bluetooth compatible keyboard.

Set to be used with Elite's existing ZX Spectrum compilations on the Apple App Store, gamers will be able to sync the device up to their iPhone and iPads and enjoy that authentic feel once more. The Bluetooth ZX Spectrum Keyboard in the near future will also be compatible with Android based devices, along with Windows Phones/Tablets, PCs and Macs.

This incredible yet simple idea is hoping to raise £60,000 through the crowdfunding platform over the next month and a half, with the aim of hitting production Spring 2014. Pledges of £50 or more will secure one of these officially licensed keyboards, however, the rich amongst us can fight over the two available golden units for a much heftier price tag.

Bluetooth ZX Spectrum Keyboard Kickstarter Trailer

Link: Elite System's Bluetooth ZX Spectrum Keyboard on Kickstarter

Last Updated ( 24 December 2013 )  


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(Link to this comment) handfulofbits 2013-12-24 23:39
Coming from someone that's only had roughly 30 minutes of Spectrum experience this interests me greatly.
(Link to this comment) k1ngarth3r 2013-12-25 11:09
Take my money already!
(Link to this comment) Speedle 2013-12-25 11:58
Awesome! Pledged! :) Hopefully it will hit target :)
(Link to this comment) JoeMD 2014-01-10 10:42
If it turns out to be a quality keyboard I may have to get this. I do a lot of writing on my tablet, so this would be awesome as I love the design of the Spectrum keyboard (even though I've never used an actual Spectrum )

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