The Oric 1 was an 8 bit micro from 1983 produced by Oric Products International Ltd and Tangerine Computer Systems. Released as a competitor to the Sinclair Spectrum, it never gained the popularity it perhaps deserved, but still gained enough momentum for a strong fan base. Technically it was fairly similar to the Sinclair machine, but featured a proper sound chip to incite jealousy with Spectrum owners. It also shared an obscure keyboard style, although distinctly more tic-tac like than Sinclair’s rubberised marvel.