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Sinclair Research Limited was founded by Sir Clive Sinclair in the 1960s to take advantage of a boon in home electronics and the desire to bring electronics projects to the masses.

It started off by selling small projects for people to build at home, including amplifiers and radio kits.  During the late 1970s, a range of calculators came out, with their first home computer, the Sinclair ZX80 being released for under £100 in 1980.

Although still in kit form, it was not until the launch of the ZX81 in 1981, that Sinclair Research began to gain a mass following.  The Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1982) and ill-fated Sinclair QL (1984) soon followed, but the Company's products and name were sold to rival Amstrad in 1986, following financial difficulties due to poor sales of the Sinclair QL, the flat screen pocket TV (TV80) and the first electric car, the Sinclair C5.

Sinclair launched the portable computer the Cambridge Z88 under the name Cambridge Computer Limited.

Sir Clive Sinclair still continues to produce different products today, although a long way from the computer heyday - he has produced electric and folding bicycles, an X1 radio which fits inside your ear, a Wheelchair Drive Unit and even a sub-aqua SEADOO SEA-SCOOTER.

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Sinclair QL Adventure Game: The Prawn Sinclair QL Adventure Game: The Prawn 3 days, 03h:03m:52s £8.00 Buy now!
Sinclair QL Box-Set - QL Adventures 2 Sinclair QL Box-Set - QL Adventures 2 3 days, 03h:03m:52s £15.00 Buy now!
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Sinclair QL Flight Simulator: Flightdeck Sinclair QL Flight Simulator: Flightdeck 3 days, 03h:05m:54s £10.00 Buy now!
Sinclair QL Wargame: D-Day MKII Sinclair QL Wargame: D-Day MKII 3 days, 03h:05m:54s £10.00 Buy now!
Sinclair QL Wargame:War in the East MKII Sinclair QL Wargame:War in the East MKII 3 days, 03h:05m:54s £10.00 Buy now!
Sinclair QL Game: Q-Word by RWAP Software (QPC2 / QXL Version) Sinclair QL Game: Q-Word by RWAP Software (QPC2 / QXL Version) 3 days, 03h:05m:54s £10.00 Buy now!
Sinclair QL (Digital) Box-Set - QL Games 4 Sinclair QL (Digital) Box-Set - QL Games 4 3 days, 03h:05m:54s £15.00 Buy now!
Trashman Tape Only for ZX Spectrum from New Generation Software Trashman Tape Only for ZX Spectrum from New Generation Software 3 days, 03h:17m:13s £1.05 Buy now!
Brand New 16/48K Sinclair ZX Spectrum Keyboard Membrane Brand New 16/48K Sinclair ZX Spectrum Keyboard Membrane 3 days, 04h:09m:38s £8.00 Buy now!
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Pro Skateboard Simulator for ZX Spectrum from CodeMasters (2099) Pro Skateboard Simulator for ZX Spectrum from CodeMasters (2099) 3 days, 07h:52m:44s £1.05 Buy now!
Sinclair ZX Spectrum BASIC Programming Manual Sinclair ZX Spectrum BASIC Programming Manual 3 days, 09h:10m:58s £4.60 Buy now!
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RWAP Software - Retro computer specialists
RWAP Software - Retro computer specialists

Although our roots are firmly based with the Sinclair QL, we supply a wide range of second hand and original software and hardware, for both the QL, ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64.

Over the past few years, we have been instrumental in getting the DivIDE Plus compact flash interface for the ZX Spectrum built, along with replacement ZX81 Keyboard Membranes, 48K ZX Spectrum keyboard membranes and ZX Spectrum faceplates.

Visit our website - http://www.rwapsoftware.co.uk for more details on what we offer.

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Retro Computer Shop
Retro Computer Shop

 

Welcome to the Retro Computer Shop

We offer Maintenance, Repair & Refurbishment Products for Sinclair Home Computers

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DataServe Retro
DataServe Retro

DataServe Retro

Preserving the 8-Bit Micro since 2006

Visit our website - https://www.dataserve-retro.co.uk for the full range products

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ZX Renew
ZX Renew

ZX Renew has been setup to facilitate users to be able to purchase aftermarket goods from suppliers all over the globe.

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