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Old 16 April 2018, 09:54   #1
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What the... New Amiga - Amiga model X

Trying to join in on the minis hype (apart from its size I guess)???

https://www.newamiga.com/
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Old 16 April 2018, 10:01   #2
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Emulator in a custom box. I wish them the best of luck.
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Old 16 April 2018, 10:14   #3
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Looks good, this is the kind of thing i had hoped would be produced, though i do hope they get a decent pricepoint, though i fear adding pointless mugs etc will only needlessly put it up, keep it simple and low cost guys!
Needs to be sub £100/$100 to ride the other mini machine wave, though i cant see that happening, so target sales will be harder to archieve as the main market will be people not already in the Amiga scene wanting an easy plug and play machine. But the main premise is exciting.
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Old 16 April 2018, 10:19   #4
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So, it's basicly a Pi in the powerbrick and a usb keyboard with a keyrah-like DB9 adapter? Still, it looks amazing! If only they managed to get something like this for the standalone vampire...
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Old 16 April 2018, 11:32   #5
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The keyboard alone looks more amigaish than what got produced over the last years as cases for the "NG" Amigas..

Would really be amazing if this had the capability to house a standalone Vampire...
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Old 16 April 2018, 11:37   #6
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Or even a big enough powerbrick lookalike that houses the vampire and has the keyboard connect to it.

However, I fear there is too much going on for a market too small, resulting in maybe none reaching the required funds:
- New A500 cases
- The A1500+ A3000 lookalike case that is to launch a kickstarter
- This one
- Other vampire standalone cases???
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Old 16 April 2018, 11:49   #7
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It does look attractive in the renders, but fundamentally, it's still an "emulator in a box".

Making it look like an Amiga externally won't improve the emulation accuracy or compatibility. On the contrary, running custom firmware and special UAE builds makes it harder to keep the emulator up to date.
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Old 16 April 2018, 12:17   #8
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IMHO this keyboard with USB/joystick ports could be very useful if connected to Vampire or FPGA Arcade - you could put them in some box, hide it away, and just have the controllers on the desk. This way the amount of cables would be minimal, you wouldn't have a bunch of cables that comes out from extended A500/A600/A1200 (video, audio, power, ethernet, PlipBox power cable, etc.). A pity it is not wireless...
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Old 16 April 2018, 12:40   #9
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Looks very interesting....
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Old 16 April 2018, 12:45   #10
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I’d buy that mouse and use it on my PC
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Old 16 April 2018, 13:14   #11
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This looks great. I would like to have this, just to have a proper Amiga keyboard for potential Amithlon/Emulation/Towered 1200 setups =)
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Old 16 April 2018, 14:08   #12
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Why doesn't someone just make awesome Amiga style USB keyboards and Mouses? I mean, if you want to make money off the Amiga name, wouldn't a fully functional USB KB and Mouse be something everyone would want? For Emulation or their real Amiga that has a USB adaptor? etc... And sell it as such. Another emulation shell being advertised as the "next Amiga" *sigh*
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Old 16 April 2018, 14:24   #13
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I also hope they will make just a keyboard. If this makes it past the rendered images at all. Also i wonder how the usage of the Amiga name will play out.
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Old 16 April 2018, 14:54   #14
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Very nice but will people be willing to pay a premium for a raspberry pi in a custom case running UAE?

I'd be interested in the keyboard and mouse as stand alone items if they worked as just your typical USB or even better PS2 devices, could use them on classic amigas then with the correct adapters!
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Old 16 April 2018, 15:35   #15
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another emulator...
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Old 16 April 2018, 16:13   #16
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This is not just another emulator, it is front end that you have to work with, and I dislike anything like this, as it limits its use.

If it was more of MIST board, with keyboard, I would love it, but this... no, thank you.
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Old 16 April 2018, 17:17   #17
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Oh great, another expensive case for the Raspberry Pi.
With the state of Amiga emulation on RPi, I wouldn't DARE to sell this thing.
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Old 16 April 2018, 17:21   #18
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It'll be posted on Generation Amiga before you know it with a DOWNLOAD link! I like the Coaster though.... oh wait, I already have a few hundred of them!
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Old 16 April 2018, 17:48   #19
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See on Facebook they are aiming for a $249 price, although not confirmed yet, i see they have at least made and released a similar machine in the past which gives some confidence of them getting it to market.
Would be good if they sold the mouse and keyboard on their own in the kickstarter as well, that way it would boost the total and give those not interested in the emulation side an option to buy those parts.
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Old 16 April 2018, 17:51   #20
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People, notice that they are most likely aiming at a more casual audience than us die hard (disconnected from reality?) Amiga users. However a $249 price tag does not match the casual target audience though...
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