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Bluetooth ZX Spectrum keyboard games stick picking up Kickstarter cash

Makes 10 percent in 12 hours
Mon Dec 23 2013, 11:56

THE INCOMING ZX Spectrum bluetooth keyboard has made its way to Kickstarter and has already earned 10 percent of its £60,000 target.

The money was raised in the first 12 hours of the Kickstarter campaign going live, and is a good start for the retro-friendly games keyboard machine.

The firm has set itself a high target, and is pleased at the early gains. However, it knows it faces challenges.

"Hitting 10 percent of our project goal in a little over 12 hours is fabulous start to the Kickstarter appeal for the Bluetooth ZX Spectrum, said Elite Systems co-founder Steve Wilcox in an email.

"We'll be working hard, alongside our backers and supporters, throughout the holidays and beyond to ensure that we build on this positive start and realise our objective ... recreating the ZX Spectrum."

The campaign has another 39 days to run. Initially Elite will produce an iOS version, Windows and Android alternates will follow. Anyone interested in any thing other than the Apple flavoured Spectrum is advised not to kick in yet, but to wait until those details are more firm.

If you are interested in the available option Elite has an entry level £50 investment that will guarantee you the app and the necessary hardware when it comes out. A tenner will get your mitts on the app, while a £5,000 kicker will get you a gold unit that probably won't be playable, but will look rather fine. µ


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