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OMG!!! It has arrived!

45 minutes before I need to go to the airport, but still.

First impression: It looks awesome! This is an amazing achievement. And the manual is incredible - there is so much work and love that went into this computer.

Can’t wait until I can actually plug it in next week! 😅

@tsturm ah my folks have an original Sinclair at home! With the annoying as feck keyboard.

@elmiko @tsturm I had a ZX81 - that was my first computer. Many sleepless nights typing in programs on that keyboard. 🤪

@_xhr_ It looks so good. Can’t wait to play with it, but first have some traveling to do!

@tsturm What timing! (But wow, does it look wonderful.) I hope you can enjoy your travels. Be safe!

@readsteven I’m glad it arrived BEFORE I leave the house. So I could at least fondle it in an appreciative fashion. My Preciousss.... 😁

@readsteven And it really looks amazing. Designed by the original Industrial Designer of the old Sinclair computers only a year or so before he passed away. It’s a perfect 1980s design if we would have had 21st century manufacturing back then.

@tsturm
Sinclair ZX Spectrum?
Has it been in the mail for 35 years? 😉

@fitheach LOL - only 48 hours from somewhere in England to the edge of the Pacific Ocean. :)

That Kickstarter was so well organized - it took much longer than expected to actually put the manufacturing together, but the end result is stunning and even the shipping of the Next across the whole world was perfect.

@tsturm
The whole thing looks amazing, the hardware and the packaging. In fact, much better looking than the original.

All you need now is a cassette tape deck and a CRT TV, and you will have created that authentic 1980s feel.

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