About the ZXVega+
The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ is the only product endorsed by Sir Clive Sinclair!
Inspiration for the Sinclair Spectrum Vega+
Sir Clive Sinclair says: “The present surge of interest in retro products inspired me to plan the Vega+ as a handy games console which can be played anywhere.”
The Vega+ is a culmination of many years of work and perseverance by our team, who have come together to create something special that resonates with those who grew up inspired by the original Sinclair Spectrum. As well as being accessible to today’s gamers who are looking for some nostalgic game play, the Vega+ delivers the ease of use of modern technology at an incredibly low price.
It is designed and manufactured in the UK – the home of the original ZX Spectrum revolution. Improves on the original – no more waiting for a game to load via tape.
Development of the Vega+
The Vega+ technology has been designed and developed by a team led by a former ZX Spectrum games designer..
The concept design of the case is by Rick Dickinson, who also designed the Sinclair ZX80, ZX81 and ZX Spectrum and QL computers.
Features of the Vega+
The Vega+ is very simple to operate. Just switch on and start to play, either on the built-in colour LCD or plug in a suitable cable and connect it to your TV (PAL or NTSC). The 1,000 licensed games are easily accessed through a menu based system and load immediately and automatically, taking you directly into the game play mode. When you wish to play another game, simply press the reset button and this takes you back to the main menu. Nothing could be simpler.
Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ Specification
- Classic gaming D-Pad, offering up, down, left right and diagonals.
- Four primary action buttons and three secondary buttons.
- System menu and control-set toggle button.
- Volume up/down / Brightness up/down.
- Sharp LCD 4:3 aspect ratio with approximately 0.2565 mm dot pitch. Accurately reproduces the ZX Spectrum 256x192 resolution with minimal screen border.
- LCD Screen brightness adjustable. Suitable for all light levels, and to extend battery life.
- Extended "ULAplus" colour palette support, in addition to the classic ZX Spectrum colour palette.
- Specification yet to be finalised, due to the variations of physical size and capacity available, however battery life is expected to be in excess of 6 hrs of continuous use.
- Charging is achieved through a micro-USB socket.
- SDSC and SDHC micro SD cards are supported.
- Additional games may be loaded from micro SD card - popular snapshot and tape file formats supported.
- SD card also allows preferences and game-saves to be stored for later resumption.
- Firmware upgradable through SD card.
- Unobtrusive pop-up control panel during game play through which to access all Vega features.
- Novel and easy-to-use virtual keyboard.
- Save and resume game (stored on SD card).
- Games may be tagged as favourites and recalled through a favourites menu.
- Player controls completely reconfigurable.
- Game pokes can be stored on SD card.
- Switchable Kempston and Cursor joystick emulation.
- Default Machine selection (48K and 128K models).
- Access to programming mode (BASIC).
- 3.5mm stereo headphone socket for private listening.
- Supports connection of external keyboard (specification to follow).
- Headphone socket doubles as an A/V connection, allowing stereo audio and composite video connection to a TV. Supports PAL and NTSC formats.
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About The ZXVega
"The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega is the most talked about retro console of 2015, and the only one endorsed by Sir Clive Sinclair!"
Also designed and manufactured in the UK – the home of the original ZX Spectrum revolution. Improves on the original – no more waiting for a game to load via tape. Is rated by PEGI as suitable for all adults and children aged seven and upwards.
- Connects to both your TV’s USB port (for power) and its video/audio inputs (for the signal) no other cables are needed
- Is pre-loaded with 1000 licensed games – just grab your TV and you’re ready to go!
- Allows you to play almost any ZX Spectrum game via its micro SD Card slot. Well-known retro gaming sites carry tens of thousands of titles that you can legally download. Can play games you yourself have programmed.
- Comes complete with ready-mapped buttons for all included games, as well as the option of using the in-built virtual keyboard.
- Includes a selection of games such as classics that will keep long-term fans happy and newly-written games that will introduce a whole new generation to the wonderful world of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega
There are many community run support forums and websites. Though not officially recognised by Retro Computers or necessarily Vega specific, here are some that we know about:
The ZX Spectrum Vega is quick and easy to connect to your television. It requires no batteries and normally no additional power supply.
Connecting to your television
The cable connected to the Vega has four plugs and the end for connection to your television, colour coded for convenience.
- Turn off your television.
- Connect the red, white and yellow plugs to the correspondingly coloured connections on your television. These will usually be located on the back or side panels.
- Plug the black USB plug into an available USB socket on the television. This is how the Vega gets its power.
- Turn on your television and, using its controller, select the input source that has the Vega connected. Typically this input will be given the designation AV.
My television has no USB socket
Some older televisions do not provide USB sockets. If this is the case, then any standard USB charger that will deliver a minimum of 300mA of current may be used.
I have a US television and the picture is truncated
No problem. If you press and hold button 1 while you press and release the reset button R, until you see the “ZX Spectrum Vega” screen, then the Vega will enter US television mode.