While the idea of connecting a handheld game console to a television set is something that is no longer new (i.e. PSP, PS Vita), if that’s the case then what does the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Plus Console have to offer anything that’s new? For one, it has over a thousand licensed games on offer. Furthermore, it has a price tag that won’t hurt your wallet too much.
The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Plus Console Aims to Give New Meaning to Handheld Gaming
With the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Plus Console, it is able to bring handheld gaming at a considerably lower price as compared to other consoles from known manufacturers (e.g. Sony, Nintendo). It is based on Sir Clive Sinclair, with Retro Computer Ltd, and their successful line of Spectrum products that have been around since the early 1980s.
With the Vega+, it incorporates all the features that were found in the ZX Vega, plus more. These include stereo output for the reproduction of gaming sounds and music. What immediately sets this particular handheld device from the competition is that it has a thousand licensed games that already exist within the device. These can be played directly on its built-in LCD screen, or through a TV by connecting the device to the larger screen.
The console will be marketed by Retro Computers Ltd, which is Luton-based startup company in which Sir Clive Sinclair’s company, Sinclair Research LTD, is a shareholder. As per their Indiegogo page, the product already has a fully-functional prototype at the time this article was put into writing and it is now ready to go into mass-production.
The handheld device promises simplicity when using it. Furthermore, the number of games can be further increased by downloading additional Spectrum games found in other websites. These games are also free of charge.
At this point, you may be wondering who is Sir Clive Sinclair? He is a famous British-born investor and his first invention was made when he was still in school. He designed a one-man submarine at the early age of 12. His inventive career since then went famous as there are now more than 100 highly innovative items that he has created which are now released into the market. He even made the world’s first pocket calculator back in 1972.
The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Plus Console array of games will largely be based on retro-gaming, so don’t expect any modern games to be played on it. However, for those of you who do want to get a blast from the past can pre-order your device over at their Indiegogo page.