Sinclair's final 1960s radio kit was
the 1967 Micromatic. Apart from not offering
a wrist strap, packing the kit bits in a "see-for-yourself
sealed polystyrene pack" and giving the "beautifully
styled case" a "polished aluminium front panel",
this is in fact the Micro-6
in another guise. It was in no way more automatic than
it was in its previous incarnation; "-matic"
was simply an attempt to catch the mood of 1967, when
automation was regarded as the next big thing. Yet again,
it was billed as "the world's smallest radio".
The tag of "world's smallest" had by now become
a well-established marketing gimmick for Sinclair, with
adverts inviting customers to measure up the life-size
illustration of the device.
The Micromatic sold quite well and held a place in
Sinclair's range until 1971. It is now something of
a collector's item; because significant numbers were
sold, it is not too difficult to find Micromatics in