X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Mini Commodore 64 Gets Another Launch Date

by Shane McGlaun
Advertisement

We’ve expected to see the tiny, retro Commodore 64 game console land for us to buy for a while now. We first talked about it back in October 2017 when it was promised for early 2018. That window later turned into March 2018, and still no launch happened. Now the 50% scale Commodore 64 called THEC64 Mini is promised for an October 9, 2018 launch.

zoom in

The machine will come with a joystick, two USB ports, and the console itself. The USB ports can be used to connect joysticks, a keyboard, perform firmware upgrades, or to load your own software. When you connect a keyboard to one of those ports you can use the console like a home computer with C64 BASIC programming capability.

The system offers 720p HD output via HDMI, but a CRT filter is offered for those who want real old-school graphics. You can also save games, something we would have killed for growing up. There will be 64 games pre-installed on the console including many of the cool ones from back in the ’80s that I wanted so badly. Sadly, I don’t see the flight simulator the kids were always playing in Sears back in the day.

zoom in

Pricing and retailers aren’t announced for the US yet, but in the past, it was rumored to cost just $69.99. That price, coupled with its new October release date should make this a killer Christmas gift for retro computer and gaming fans.

zoom in

[via THEC64.com]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Haven Mech Door Lock

Haven Mech Door Lock

Stainless Steel Straws

Stainless Steel Straws

Kershaw Ration

Kershaw Ration

Advertisement
Corvette C8.R Mid-Engine Beast Hits Sebring

Corvette C8.R Mid-Engine Beast Hits Sebring

How to Build a Drift Track

How to Build a Drift Track

The Panther 6 Was a Crazy 6-Wheeled UK Sports Car

The Panther 6 Was a Crazy 6-Wheeled UK Sports Car