Recreated ZX Spectrum during the Gadget Show Live! NEC, Birmingham.
During what was a bustling, noisy and occasionally overwhelming event, the Recreated ZX Spectrum won over EVERYONE who saw it.
Minutes before the show opened Jason Bradbury, the TV programme’s presented came to tell us that he thought the recreated device was “… terrific …” and soon after he tweeted about it to his almost quarter of a million followers. (Click on the image for more reaction.)
Trade and media reaction was equally effusive, with CEOs and senior executives of national retail chains pledging their support for the Recreated ZX Spectrum, which is now available to pre-order, during the show.
In more than 30 years of attending trade and consumer shows with Elite® - during which time I’ve had the pleasure of showing some fabulously successful products - I’ve never experienced such a positive reaction to a first public appearance. Not only did those approaching our stand do so with a broad smile, (many of them dads with an arm around the shoulder of their lads pointing at a large banner of the recreated device) but when they left … moments or minutes later, having had ‘Hands On’ … they were still beaming. This enthusiasm was captured by many, including by the regional and national media in attendance and also by You Tubers, such as Ian Dixon, who’s home-brew video captured some of the hustle, bustle and spirit of the event.
Production units of the Recreated ZX Spectrum will be arriving this month and just as soon as we know when we’ll have enough of them, we’ll be contacting backers and those who have pledged for / pre-ordered a device - since the Kickstarter appeal closed - to notify them of the arrangements for despatch.
Until then, thanks for your continued support.
Regards - Steve Wilcox, Elite
The ‘Recreated ZX Spectrum' (formerly the Bluetooth ZX Spectrum)