You may remember a Gadget Helpline article from just over a year ago sharing details of a crowd-funding project which looked to relaunch the Sinclair ZX Spectrum – a classic 80s computer loved by many a nostalgic gamer.
Well, thanks to the blessing of Sir Clive himself and generous backing on Indiegogo the project was a success and the ZX Vega is now a real thing you can actually buy and play all those glorious 8-bit games from yesteryear right now on your fancy modern telly.
Not one to rest on a single victory, the console’s maker Retro Computers has taken to Indiegogo once again with a view to modernising the ‘Speccy’ even further by making a handheld version of the ZX Vega called ZX Vega Plus.
Also notable are the buttons and connection ports including USB and microSD – very console like, but these contemporary foibles will provide a full range of functionality in the absence of a keyboard or joystick.
The ZX Vega Plus itself features a colour LCD screen to present a selection of 1,000 fully licenced retro titles or the handheld can be hooked up to a TV via AV connection for full screen play using the portable as a controller.
Check out the full details of the ZX Vega Plus at Indiegogo.