Three days ago we brought you the news that Retro-Computers had launched a campaign on Indiegogo for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+. This portable ZX Spectrum designed by Rick Dickinson will have 1000 games inside and an SD Card slot for you to add even more. With a £100K goal and a month to get there it seemed fairly achievable and it was…after only three days. At the time of going to press the total is already at £106K!
Sent out to the supporters of this campaign – from Retro-Computers – was this message at lunchtime today,
That’s all we can say, a massive massive thank you to everyone who has supported us so far, we cannot believe we have hit the £100,000+ mark already! We are taking on-board all your comments and will come back to you after the weekend with what we have managed to achieve with the specification of the Vega+, and what we are aiming to achieve further before physical launch!
Once again a huge huge thank you, and back to you all soon!”
The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ is expected to ship later this year, and it’s mentioned on the Indiegogo page that the development of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ is complete, also there is a fully working prototype waiting to go into production in the UK. Production and shipping of the first Vega+ games consoles are planned for late summer 2016.
An important part to highlight of the campaign page is, “Given the chance, and with encouragement from all our supporters, we will reach our funding goal quickly and perhaps be able to improve on this delivery date.” Along with the message released today at lunch, “We are taking on-board all your comments and will come back to you after the weekend with what we have managed to achieve with the specification of the Vega+, and what we are aiming to achieve further before physical launch!”
Perhaps we could see the much wanted Bluetooth receiver, so a keyboard can be linked to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+,making text adventure games become a breeze to play.
To further support the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ you can start at £5 going all the way up to £1050. You can back this project by visiting the Indiegogo page here.
The original ZX Spectrum Vega is still available to buy from Retro-computers.co.uk and also FunstockRetro.co.uk, also if you quote the code FMYTH5 at Funstock you will a 5% discount on your final total.