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.

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.

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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