I've been telling my 15 year old son for a while now that one day I'd get all my Sinclair computer gear out and we'd have some fun with it. Sadly it's not the gear I had in my youth but items I've bought from eBay over the years in a bid to remember those old times in front of a small B&W telly. My 14" PYE TV that I bought with my Atari ST in 1989 still works perfectly with a pin sharp picture and was ideal to use today. The Spectrum+ is in perfect condition with not a mark anywhere and works like a charm - amazingly the tapes loaded perfectly from an old Walkman I found in a drawer. I also have 2 of the original rubber keyed models but sadly only 1 works now, the other stays on the black reset screen when powered up.
Also in the collection are 2 Sinclair ZX81's, one of which is also mint and perfect but sadly the power supply is not working, I'll either fix it or source a replacement or equivalent at some point. Years ago I got a letter back from Sir Clive's office saying he'd be happy to sign the ZX81 for me but stupidly I never got round to sending it to him.
After a quick rummage in the loft I also came up with the thermal printer you can see in the pictures, it's branded as a Timex Sinclair which normally means it's a US model but it has a UK power supply; over here it was called an Alphacom 32. I doubt I'll ever get through all 5 rolls of paper I have for it somehow.
Anyway, just a bit of fun but my son appreciated just how far we've come in 31 years. Next time I'll get my collection of Apple Newtons out to reminisce some more.