Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sinclair ZX Spectrum News
We have now arranged to take on marketing of two new products for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, both built in the Netherlands to a high standard, and fully compatible with the DivIDE Plus Compact Flash Interface.  We have re-written the manuals to be more user friendly and these products will be listed for sale soon on our new retro computer website - SellMyRetro.com

ZX Spectrum PC Keyboard Interface
The first of these products is the PC Keyboard Interface.  This allows you to connect a UK/US English or Spanish PS/2 keyboard to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum and this then replaces the Spectrum's own keyboard.  You can even use a USB keyboard if you have an adaptor. 

The PC Keyboard Interface works perfectly together with the following:
  • ZX Spectrum 16K / 48K / 48K+ / 128K / +2
  • DivIDE / DivIDE Plus
  • MB02 / MB02+IDE – solving compatibility issues at the moment (updated 14 dec 2008)
  • Kempston Mouse Turbo (first version)
  • ZX-MMC+
There are, however, known compatibility issues with the ZX Spectrum +2A / +2B / +3 - if you wish to use the PC Keyboard Interface with these computers, you will need to make some modifications inside your ZX Spectrum.

The interface even provides you additional function, including the ability to record macros which are retained for when you switch on the Spectrum.

ZX Spectrum K-Mouse 2008 Interface
The second product is the K-Mouse 2008 Interface.  This enables you to connect a PS/2 mouse (or USB version with adaptor) to your ZX Spectrum for use with software - several games have been converted to work with the interface by Velesoft.

This interface also incorporates a Kempston compatible joystick interface, with automatic switching between the two types of control (you cannot use them both at the same time, but pressing a mouse button or moving the joystick diverts control to that peripheral).

You can even add a composite video connector to the interface to provide composite video for a standard Spectrum.

Keep your eyes on our new website sellmyretro.com for details of prices etc.

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