September 12th, 2014

Next batch of CFFA3000 cards (run #4) expected early 2015

Rich Dreher is selling 7 CFFA3000 cards that had minor production issues (since corrected). The boards have a full 1 year warranty, and come with the Remote Switch board, cable and a CD with the manual and various support files.

Rich has also alluded to the next production run of the wildly popular CFFA3000 would take place in early 2015.

June 26th, 2014

Vince Briel to host BIY workshop at KansasFest 2014

KansasFest attendees are in for a special treat this year. Vince Briel is attending and will once again host a ‘build it yourself’ workshop. You can sign up to assemble any of his famous kits, including the brand new Ohio Scientific Superboard III (another famous 6502-based micro).

Complete details are on the Briel Computers web site.

June 5th, 2014

Option8 offers discount to KansasFest attendees

KansasFest Special:

Order any item for local pickup at KansasFest 2014, and receive 5% off your total order. Offer valid through July 4, 2014.

http://retroconnector.com/products/

February 24th, 2014

Ultimate Apple2 officially reopens — Apple2Pi card now available for sale


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The day is finally here! Ultimate Apple2 reopens today with exciting new products and carrying old favorites from ReactiveMicro and James Littlejohn. Available NOW: the Apple2Pi 4.4 for $59.99. Also available, A2Pi Accessory Pack for beginners or anyone wanting to get started with their A2Pi quickly.

You’ll also find previously sold out and hard to find products are now back in stock: LittlePower GS, 32K cache card and high-speed GAL kits for Transwarp GS, the cloned EDD4+ card and MicroDrives!

December 18th, 2013

They’re back! Ultimate Apple 2 and ReactiveMicro announce re-opening


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Good news from Anthony Martino and Henry Courbis! After a lengthy hiatus, they’re coming back online and will soon start offering products to the Apple II Community again.

UltimateApple2.com has announced that they will be distributing David Schmenk’s Apple2Pi adapter, as well as the products from their former catalog. Details are still being ironed out on the extent of ReactiveMicro’s return, and the scope of products and services it may offer. As more information is provided, A2Central will post updates.

December 10th, 2013

Keep It Simple: The Early Design Years of Apple

Via Marc Esslinger:

A new book by industrial designer, Hartmut Esslinger of frog design, famous for being an early collaborator with Steve Jobs, explores how the first Apple computers got designed and developed. Hartmut provides a peek behind the scenes, into the making of the products that revolutionized the digital age, in Keep it Simple: The Early Years of Apple.

You can order a copy on Amazon.

November 5th, 2013

Steven Weyhrich’s book Sophistication & Simplicity really, really, for real available for pre-order now

This… is a blatant plug. After many delays, Dr. Steven Weyhrich’s *highly* anticipated book, Sophistication & Simplicity is now (for reals this time, we promise) available for pre-order on Amazon (again). We’re teasing our good friend Dr. Weyhrich, who has had to endure editorial hell, endless fact-checking, nitpicking Apple II experts and publishing delays to get this book out. His perseverance (and ours) is about to be rewarded.


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The presses are rolling! Trust me, YOU WANT THIS BOOK! Pre-order your hardcover copy today on Amazon for a mere $22.40 USD. Such a deal!

August 6th, 2013

Briel Computer’s annual ‘can’t solder’ sale underway

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It’s that time again when our friend Vince Briel sells his awesome retro-computing kits assembled, but at DIY kit prices. Save time and money! Check out Briel’s I can’t solder sale 2013. The sale ends August 12th.

September 10th, 2012

Briel Computer’s second annual ‘I can’t solder sale’

Vince Briel is having what is now an annual ‘I can’t solder sale‘ with significant savings on his assembled retrocomputing products. If you’ve been considering a Replica-1 (or any of the other cool kits), now is your opportunity for major savings. Sale ends 09/16.

June 21st, 2012

Mockingboard v1a clones still available

Are you bummed because you wished you’d ordered a Mockingboard clone from ReactiveMicro (before they shut down)? Do you pine for the dulcet tunes of Ultima IV or the sound effects of MB compatible games? Well, we have good news for you.

The person responsible for the Mockingboard v1a production run, Tom Arnold, has made it known he still has new cards and is selling them for the very reasonable price of USD $60 (the same price ReactiveMicro sold them for). We don’t know how many he has left, and Tom hasn’t committed to making more in the future. So, our advice if you still want one is, don’t waste time and drop Tom an e-mail today.

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