Some years ago I was attending the HCC Commodore Meetings in Maarssen (NL) and I saw the Ultimate II for the first time. I had just started my retro hobby. I was amazed that new gadgets were still developed for the C64!
It took me years to understand the power of the Ultimate II and later the Ultimate II+. I missed the network feature in the II. What I didn’t know when I was ready to order the II+ it was sold out and later on COVID19 came. I was not going to pay scalper prices on marktplaats/ebay. Some weeks passed and Gideon announced the Ultimate II+L. The +L was using available parts. Long story short. It took almost a year but then it arrived.
All the features you can read on the website mentioned below.
I have to say that I was happy that Gideon sent e-mails with honest updates about the delay. I prefer to support the developer and wait than pay a scalper.
I thought it was a Plug ‘n Play solution for my Commodore 128-D. I was expecting I only had to disable the internal floppy disk drive but there was more. Here comes the power of the community. I posted on Facebook the U2L+ arrived and Bart send me the firmware in a private message. Several other members immediately helped me and Xander explained why/what I had to change for make it work! Thanks Xander!
https://ultimate64.com/U2PLBLK-TA <- official shop and information
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1541ultimate/ <- amazing FB group!