Make this my favourite ZX-Key FULL / Classic: The ZX81 Mechanical Keyboard and Interface Card (Gateron Yellow Switches)

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ZX-Key: The ZX81 Mechanical Keyboard and Interface Card 

 (Gateron Yellow Switches)

Ever dreamed of a decent external keyboard for your ZX81? Ever thought you needed the perfect keyboard to use with ZX81 emulators on the PC or a Raspberry Pi? Well now it's here, the ZX-Key is a mechanical keyboard both usable on real ZX81s via an interface expansion Card and on modern PCs via USB. The keyboard is similar to the popular Memotech ZX81 keyboard from the 80s

Package Includes

  • Fully assembled ZX-Key Keyboard with Gateron Yellow key linear switches and PBT key-caps.
  • ZX81 Expansion Interface Card. Compatible with ZX80, ZX81 and TS1000.
  • IDC cable for connecting.
  • Quality Self Adhesive Keyboard Stickers for ZX81, ZX80 and ZX Spectrum keyboards.


***Note*** Keyboard does not come with a case, however a simple case has been designed which is available separately from Shapways: Shapways

In Addition a full case has now been designed based on the simple case. All case components are also avaliable on Shapeways. Shapways

All details on the keyboard can be found at ZX81 Keyboard Adventure

The latest firmware is burnt to the keyboards mirco controller before shipping. Updates and support will also be provided at ZX81 Keyboard Adventure


Computer Compatibility

The Interface and Keyboard are fully compatible with Sinclair hardware and software.

Compatible Systems:

  • Sinclair ZX80
  • Sinclair ZX81
  • Timex Sinclair 1000

Incompatible Systems:

  • Timex Sinclair 1500 
  • ZX Minstrel -  Requires a different adapter board (can be supplied, but will require user soldering)


Known Compatible Add-ons & Expansions:

  • ZXpand
  • ZXpand Plus
  • UDG 4 ZXpand
  • ZX81 Chroma 81 SCART Interface
  • ZX81 ULA Replacement - By Andy Rea
  • vLA81 : A replacement for the Sinclair ZX81 ULA
  • All video Modifications will work without issue.


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  • ZX-Key FULL / Classic: The ZX81 Mechanical Keyboard and Interface Card  (Gateron Yellow Switches)
  • ZX-Key FULL / Classic: The ZX81 Mechanical Keyboard and Interface Card  (Gateron Yellow Switches)

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