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R.A.T. (Remote Action Transmitter)

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R.A.T. (Remote Action Transmitter) was a remote controlled controller device launched by Cheetah in 1984.

Manufacturer's Description

The Cheetah Remote Action Transmitter is the most sophisticated computer controller available.

It has these features:

  • Infra Red transmission - so there are no leads trailing across the living room. Just sit back in your chair up to 30 feet from your machine.
  • Touch control - no moving parts, extremely fast, long life.
  • No extra software required.
  • Can be used with all Cheetah RAT/Kemptson compatible software.
  • Fits comfortably in your hand for long play periods.
  • Comes complete with receiver/interface unit which simply plugs into the rear of your Spectrum
  • Compatible with all Sinclair/Cheetah peripherals via the rear edge connector.


Further Reading


  1. Commodore User Magazine Issue 15