After receiving and using for a while what is now the third major (and countless minor) revision of Rey Lopez’s replacement Coleco Adam power supply, I can say with confidence that it’s perfected. It’s impressively small, is styled to match the Adam, has no fan, and features generous cable lengths. The only negative is that Rey has informed me that 2015 is the final year he’ll be producing these. The ordering deadline for the latest run is Thursday, May 28, 2015, with future runs the remainder of the year as demand dictates. In other words, if you want one, you’ll want to order soon, or at the very least get on his list for a future 2015 run.
You can read my review of the previous revision of this power supply, here, but again, for all intents and purposes he went back to the drawing board and created something that will be hard to top by other makers. Here’s a visual refresher on what we’ve had to deal with in Coleco Adam power supplies over the years:
As you can see in the photo above, in the upper left is the original Coleco Adam power supply, which was also infamously its daisy wheel printer. To the top right is what many people have done over the years, and that’s extract the power supply from the printer and put it in a project box. It’s functional, but still quite heavy. In the lower right is Rey’s second major revision of his power supply, which again, I reviewed here. There was of course nothing particularly wrong with it, but the final revision, pictured in the lower left, just above the Coleco Adam Memory Console, is far better.
If you’d like to order or be put on a future list, you need to head on over to AtariAge. You can contact Rey directly through a personal message at his profile (rey_1178), here, or indicate your interest on his official forum thread, here.