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Another appearance
« on: 26, August, 2013 - 22:06:37 »
Hello all, it's been a while since I posted on this forum.  But, I do still 'look in' from time to time.

It's been almost 3 years since my first post about the X1. 

It looks like there's a new series of 'Gadget Man' coming to Channel 4, on Monday 2 September.  I saw the trailer, and it shows someone who could well be using a Sinclair X1.  http://www.channel4.com/programmes/gadget-man

This is either a new attempt to show the world what it's like to use one before putting it on the market, or that they've been available for some time, and no-one knew about it!  I couldn't see any reference to there being an interview with Sir Clive on this one, but it could be worth a look.  Definitely worth watching if the Sinclair Vehicle market is being discussed.

So, does anyone else know anything about this?  I will of course be watching the programme with interest, to see if they've managed to source the X1 through any particular outlet.

Forgive me if this has already been discussed.  Also, if it turns out to be another vehicle, and not actually an X1.

Regards,
Mike
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Re: Another appearance
« Reply #1 on: 27, August, 2013 - 10:33:51 »
Didnt look like an X1 to me when I saw the programme trailer on TV last night.

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Re: Another appearance
« Reply #2 on: 27, August, 2013 - 23:11:19 »
You could indeed be right.  Goodness me, I think I need my eyes tested again.  I think it's a two-seated vehicle now that I've watched the trailer again. 

Apologies for raising any hopes!

Regards,

Mike

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Re: Another appearance
« Reply #3 on: 28, August, 2013 - 08:23:42 »
On the basis they produced a couple of trailers for the X1, there must be a prototype in existence. I wonder where it is now...

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Re: Another appearance
« Reply #4 on: 28, August, 2013 - 19:56:04 »
I might be wrong but I thought the clip I saw featured a Twike (www.twike.co.uk), you might have thought that was the X1 at a glance ?

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Re: Another appearance
« Reply #5 on: 28, August, 2013 - 21:15:24 »
You're absolutely right!

Sigh!

I somehow begin to wonder if we've seen the last of the X1 before it even got an official welcome by its public.

How odd that it was advertised, and then...  Nothing!

Never mind.

Thanks again.

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Re: Another appearance
« Reply #6 on: 28, August, 2013 - 23:17:54 »
I think people put deposits down on the X1, just to make sure they got theirs first

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Re: Another appearance
« Reply #7 on: 30, August, 2013 - 21:18:33 »
I've programmed for it. I like the man presenting it

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Re: Another appearance
« Reply #8 on: 01, September, 2013 - 08:09:24 »
I might be wrong but I thought the clip I saw featured a Twike (www.twike.co.uk), you might have thought that was the X1 at a glance ?

Oh wow! That thing looks awesome! But 19,xxx Pound seems like a lot to me, + 5 batterys. Thats simply too much for such a vehicle... Nevertheless, its still too awesome! :-)

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Re: Another appearance
« Reply #9 on: 22, September, 2013 - 07:16:04 »
I think people put deposits down on the X1, just to make sure they got theirs first

And subsequently lost their money :o Nobody has received the X1 yet have they?

I hate to say it but it's terrible for them to still be taking £100 deposits when in all probability the machine will never be released.