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Name: Macface more
Manufacturer:
Type: Add-on
Blurb: 16K RAM, Stealth MNI freezer, turbo loader (optional) mad monitor.

Name: Magnum Light Phaser more
Manufacturer: Amstrad
Year: 1989
Type: Add-on
Price: £29.95
Blurb: It's black, looks mean, is made of plastic and plugs into your Spectrum. It promises a new kind of fun and isn't cheap. It's the new Sinclair Magnum lightgun, and MIKE DUNN is the man with his finger on the trigger.
Note: Different versions for the 48K, +2 and +3.
Came with the Sinclair Action Pack - Lightgun Games tape/disk.
Also see the special promo packs ZX Spectrum +2 Action Pack and ZX Spectrum +3 Action Pack.

Name: Make Spectrum CeNCe more
Manufacturer: P.R. Products
Year: 1986
Type: Add-on
Price: £94.50

Name: Mancomp MO184 Professional Keyboard more
Manufacturer: Mancomp Ltd
Year: 1984
Type: Keyboard
Price: £54.95
Blurb: Black angular keyboard with separate numeric pad. 60 Full travel keys. Seperate numeric pad. Full sized space bar.

Name: Manta Printer more
Manufacturer: Add-On Electronics Ltd
Year: 1983
Type: Printing
Price: £120.00

Name: Maplin Spectrum Keyboard more
Manufacturer: Maplin Electronic Supplies Ltd
Year: 1984
Type: Keyboard
Price: £44.95

Name: Maplin Modem more
Manufacturer: Maplin Electronic Supplies Ltd
Year: 1984
Type: Telecom/Network
Price: £44.95
Note: Plus £9.95 for a modem case.

Name: Marder Battery Back Up more
Manufacturer: Marder Electronics
Year: 1983
Type: Miscellaneous
Price: £17.99
Blurb: Battery back up for the Spectrum. 40 minutes usage after power out. Automatic switchout.

Name: Masterface 1B more
Manufacturer: Andy Soft
Type: Add-on
Blurb: 8K ROM. Freeze button with turbo saver. Built-in monitor. Saves only to tape.

Name: Masterface 2B more
Manufacturer: Andy Soft
Type: Add-on
Blurb: Follow up to the Masterface 1. Snapshot interface with options to save to tape at three separate speeds. (normal, high and trubo). Screen dump utility, monitor built in, Poke finder, memory search/view. Could only save programs to tape though, not disk/microdirve.

Name: Masterplug more
Manufacturer: H&K Supplies
Year: 1984
Type: Miscellaneous
Price: £8.99

Name: Master Series Trackball more
Manufacturer: Datel Electronics Ltd
Year: 1984
Type: Joystick
Price: £29.99

Name: MB-02+ Disk Interface more
Manufacturer: 8BC
Year: 1995
Type: Disk
Price: £200.00
Blurb: Supports both DD (840K) and HD (1.8m) drives. Transfer rates of 25K/sec (DD) or 50K/sec(HD). 2K EPROM and 128K SRAM. Built in clock. Supports up to 4 drives. Kempston joystick port. Parallel port. Tape emulation system. Uses WD2797A disk controller + Z80-DMA.
Note: MB-02 (a prototype)�was originally developed by MDV (Robert Letko) and Busysoft (Slavomir Labsky) - hence the name: [M]DV + [B]USY, 02 was a version of the system.
"8BC acquired the scheme and an operating system from these gentlemen and started producing MB-02+ (the "Plus" version had some nice improvements over the prototype). MB-02+ was a professional, although hand made, product. We were selling this approximately between 1995 and 2003. We sold some 70 pieces."
Distributed in Germany and some other West-European countries by Sintech (310.00 DM)

Name: ME16/48 Memory Upgrade more
Manufacturer: Computer Add-ons
Year: 1983
Type: RAM/ROM
Price: £20.50 (series B) £34.50 (series A)
Blurb: Easy fitting.

Name: ME16/80 Memory Upgrade more
Manufacturer: Computer Add-ons
Year: 1983
Type: RAM/ROM
Price: £23.00 (series B) £34.50 (series A)

Name: Mega Rule more
Manufacturer: Mega Marketing
Year: 1984
Type: Miscellaneous
Price: £2.99

Name: Memoco Robotic Arm more
Manufacturer: Memoco Electron
Year: 1985
Type: Robot
Price: £129.95 (£49.00 for interface)
Blurb: 12 axis of movement. 270 degrees of rotation. 90 degree elbow. 270 degree wrist rotation.

Name: Memotech RS232 Interface more
Manufacturer: Memotech
Year: 1984
Type: Printing
Price: £39.95

Name: Memotech Centronics Interface more
Manufacturer: Memotech
Year: 1984
Type: Printing
Price: £24.95

Name: Mentor more
Manufacturer: Cybernetic Applications Ltd
Year: 1984
Type: Robot
Price: £345.00
Blurb: Semi-professional hydraulic arm. 6 degrees of movement; waist, shoulder, elbow and wrist elevation, wrist roll and gripper. Uses potentiometer type sensors.

Name: Messenger, The more
Manufacturer: Sam Computers Ltd
Type: Add-on
Price: £22.00
Blurb: Device allowing data to be transfered from the Speccy to the Sam. It plugged into the expansion port on the Speccy and into the MIDI port of the Sam. It contained an NMI button that halted the system and transfered either the screen$ or the contents of RAM.
Note: The ROM image is available at Phil Kendall's The Spectrum ROMs Collection.

Name: MGT Plus D more
Manufacturer: Miles Gordon Technology
Year: 1988
Type: Disk
Price: £52.13
Blurb: Disk interface with snapshot button. Interface 1 compliant. Up to 780K storage. Loads 48K in 3.5 secs.
Note: Runs the GDOS operating system.
Comes with a Plus D System Tape.
The ROM image(s) is/are available at Phil Kendall's The Spectrum ROMs Collection.
An alternative operating system was developed as well: Uni-Dos, which came as a replacement ROM chip and a floppy disk.
The later Datel Electronics version came with MGT The Fixer supplied.

Name: MGT The Fixer more
Manufacturer: Miles Gordon Technology
Year: 1989
Type: Add-on
Price: £9.05
Blurb: Got a Spectrum +3 or +2A? Your add-ons don't connect? The Fixer changes your Spectrum back to the normal standard. Problem Solved!

Name: MGT Two Face more
Manufacturer: Miles Gordon Technology
Year: 1988
Type: Add-on
Price: £14.74
Blurb: Interface switcher box. Allows otherwise incompatible devices be connected together. (Opus/Beta/Microdrive) Also includes joystick port.

Name: MGT Vidi-ZX Digitiser more
Manufacturer: Miles Gordon Technology
Year: 1988
Type: Add-on
Price: £26.04
Blurb: Video capture device.
Note: This may be the same device as the 'Rombo Vidi-ZX'

Name: MI3 RGB Monitor Interface more
Manufacturer: Miracle Systems Ltd
Year: 1983
Type: Monitor/VDU
Price: £74.75

Name: Micro Amplifier more
Manufacturer: Harris Computer Aids
Year: 1984
Type: Sound/Speech
Price: £10.00

Name: MicroBase more
Manufacturer: Peter Furlong Products
Year: 1983
Type: Miscellaneous
Price: £20.00

Name: Microbyte Protection Unit more
Manufacturer: Microbyte [2]
Year: 1984
Type: Miscellaneous
Price: £13.95
Blurb: Battery back up for your Spectrum. Protects against lost data due to power cuts.

Name: Micro Command more
Manufacturer: Orion Data
Year: 1984
Type: Add-on
Price: £49.95
Blurb: Sensational advance in computer game technology. You speak, the computer obeys. Easy to program voice control. Sensitive to individual voices. Instant response.
Note: Came with the Micro Command Cassette.
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Name: Micro-Console more
Manufacturer: G. Chapman Ltd
Year: 1983
Type: Miscellaneous
Price: £7.50
Blurb: Holds Spectrum and Microdrive/Printer.

Name: Microdrive Storage Box more
Manufacturer: Transform Ltd
Year: 1984
Type: Miscellaneous
Price: £5.95

Name: Microdrive Transfer Sheets more
Manufacturer: Microdrive Conversions
Year: 1985
Type: Miscellaneous
Price: £1.00

Name: Microframe more
Manufacturer: Gordon Micro Ltd
Year: 1985
Type: Miscellaneous
Price: £149.50
Blurb: A frame to hold all your external bits with PSU.

Name: Micro Mania RS232 Interface more
Manufacturer: J.W.V. Software
Year: 1984
Type: Telecom/Network
Price: £33.50

Name: Micromax Printer more
Manufacturer: CompUtopia
Year: 1983
Type: Printing
Price: £69.00

Name: Micro Myte 60 more
Manufacturer: Micro Myte Communications Ltd
Year: 1983
Type: Telecom/Network
Price: £48.00
Blurb: Accoustic modem. 1000 baud.

Name: MICRO-POKer more
Manufacturer: MICRO-STUDIO
Year: 1987
Type: Add-on
Price: 2000 HUF
Blurb: RUN stop, PEEK/POKE RAM, system variables. Total RAM save with freezer button. Saves only to tape, but with normal or turbo (3000 baud) speed. Screen copy to tape. Built-in micro-Monitor, multi-Jump. Cold/warm reset. Optional program break addon. Optional through port, software bank eprom addon.
Note: Optional program break add-on for 950 HUF.

Name: Micro Power Add-On more
Manufacturer: Micro Power Ltd
Year: 1983
Type: Sound/Speech
Price: £19.95
Blurb: Bring joy to your joystick ! 1 standard joystick port. 2 potentiometer joystick ports. Amplified sound. 3 channel sound generator using the AY-3-8910 chip.
Note: The device came with a software tape (Add-On Demo Tape).

Name: Micropride Trackball more
Manufacturer: Micropride Ltd
Year: 1985
Type: Joystick
Price: £17.95 (interface £7.95)
Blurb: A trackball for your Spectrum !

Name: Micro_Rack more
Manufacturer: DRK Products Ltd
Year: 1985
Type: Miscellaneous
Price: £4.95

Name: Micro Screen Controller more
Manufacturer: L. Daly
Year: 1985
Type: Add-on
Price: £14.95

Name: Micro-Tidy more
Manufacturer: G. Chapman Ltd
Year: 1983
Type: Miscellaneous
Price: £22.45
Blurb: Space for your Spectrum, PSU, tape recorder & tapes.

Name: Microvitec Cub 1431MZ Monitor more
Manufacturer: Microvitec Ltd
Year: 1984
Type: Monitor/VDU
Price: £285.00
Blurb: 585x452 resolution. 18Mhz.

Name: MIDISYNC more
Manufacturer: Icon Designs
Year: 1986
Type: Music
Price: £199.95

Name: MIDI Sync Boxes more
Manufacturer: XRI Systems
Year: 1986
Type: Music

Name: Midwich Interface more
Manufacturer: Midwich Computer Company Ltd
Year: 1982
Type: Joystick
Price: £22.95
Blurb: Analogue joystick interface. Uses ZN499E A/D converter. Movement of joystick results in signal from 0 to 255 allowing true analogue movement. Available in kit format at £17.20

Name: Midwich Rampack more
Manufacturer: Midwich Computer Company Ltd
Year: 1983
Type: RAM/ROM
Price: £29.95
Blurb: 32K external RAM pack that upgrades your Spectrum's memory to 48K.

Name: Mikro-Plus more
Manufacturer: Mikro-Gen Ltd
Year: 1985
Type: Add-on
Price: Not sold separately
Note: Contains a 16K shadow ROM and joystick port. This interface is strictly used by (and came with) the game Shadow of the Unicorn.

Name: Mini-Vac more
Manufacturer: Authenticity
Year: 1986
Type: Miscellaneous
Price: £11.95

Name: Miracle Modem more
Manufacturer: Miracle Systems Ltd
Year: 1986
Type: Telecom/Network
Price: £49.00

Name: Miracle WS2000 Modem more
Manufacturer: Miracle Technology UK Ltd
Year: 1985
Type: Telecom/Network
Price: £154.73
Blurb: 300/300 to 1200/1200 baud. Required any standard RS232 interface.

Name: Miracle WS3000 Modem more
Manufacturer: Miracle Technology UK Ltd
Year: 1986
Type: Telecom/Network
Blurb: Required any standard RS232 interface.

Name: Miracle WS4000 Modem more
Manufacturer: Miracle Technology UK Ltd
Year: 1986
Type: Telecom/Network
Price: £149.95
Blurb: Intelligent speed buffering.

Name: Miracle ZX Printer Interface more
Manufacturer: Miracle Systems Ltd
Year: 1985
Type: Printing
Price: £39.95
Blurb: Plugs directly into the RS232 interface of the Interface 1. Centronics compatable.

Name: Mirage Microdriver more
Manufacturer: Mirage Microcomputers Ltd
Year: 1985
Type: Add-on
Price: £39.95
Blurb: Tranfers all your programs to Microdrive at the touch of a button. Freezes any software. Poke facility.

Name: Monicron more
Manufacturer: Macquillan Electronics
Year: 1983
Type: Cassette
Price: £14.95
Blurb: Load programs every time via 'Vu level meter'. Record speech with built-in microphone. Amplify the Spectrum sound. Built-in speaker.

Name: Monitor Interface more
Manufacturer: Microdelerium
Year: 1984
Type: Monitor/VDU
Price: £14.95

Name: Morex Floppy Disk System more
Manufacturer: Morex Peripherals Ltd
Year: 1984
Type: Disk
Blurb: 200K storage. 250K/sec. Self loading DOS.

Name: Morex Printer Interface more
Manufacturer: Morex Peripherals Ltd
Year: 1983
Type: Printing
Price: £34.45
Blurb: Centronics and RS232 ports. Built-in word processor. Supports all BASIC printer commands. Graphics dump. Line length limited only by printer. Full handshaking for both ports. Baud rates of 50 to 2400 bps.
Note: Came with a software tape Print.

Name: Mouse-Cheese more
Manufacturer: Euromax Electronics Ltd
Year: 1986
Type: Mouse

Name: Movit Robots more
Manufacturer: Prism Leisure Corporation PLC
Year: 1984
Type: Robot

Name: Mukbus Cardframe more
Manufacturer: Microtext UK Ltd
Year: 1983
Type: Add-on
Price: £34.95
Blurb: All-in-one keyboard & power supply unit. 40 full travel keys.

Name: Mukbus Keyboard more
Manufacturer: Microtext UK Ltd
Year: 1983
Type: Keyboard
Price: £53.45

Name: Mukbus Power Supply more
Manufacturer: Microtext UK Ltd
Year: 1983
Type: Miscellaneous
Price: £34.95

Name: MulteProm more
Manufacturer: Camel Products
Year: 1985
Type: Add-on
Price: £199.95
Blurb: Economical and sophisticated gang coupler.

Name: Multiface more
Manufacturer: Jelec Design Ltd
Year: 1986
Type: Add-on
Price: £134.50
Blurb: 16bit in or out. 8 bit byte in and out. Digital to anologue. Analogue to digital.

Name: Multiface 1 more
Manufacturer: Romantic Robot UK Ltd
Year: 1986
Type: Add-on
Price: £39.95
Blurb: No 1 multipurpose interface for the Spectrum. Internal 8K ROM and RAM. Fully automatic saving to Microdrive, Wafadrive, Beta, Opus, etc. Joystick interface. Toolkit with Peek/Poke functions.
Note: The ROM image is available at Phil Kendall's The Spectrum ROMs Collection.
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Name: Multiface 128 more
Manufacturer: Romantic Robot UK Ltd
Year: 1986
Type: Add-on
Price: £44.95
Blurb: For the Spectrum 128. See Multiface 1.
Note: The ROM image is available at Phil Kendall's The Spectrum ROMs Collection.

Name: Multiface +3 more
Manufacturer: Romantic Robot UK Ltd
Year: 1987
Type: Add-on
Price: £44.95
Blurb: As Multiface 1/Multiface 128 but for the ZX Spectrum 128+3. Allows comercial software to be halted and copied to disk.
Note: The ROM image is available at Phil Kendall's The Spectrum ROMs Collection.

Name: Multiload Network more
Manufacturer: Network Computer Systems Ltd
Year: 1983
Type: Telecom/Network
Price: £7.98
Note: For loading up to four Spectrums at a time from one cassette player (intended for schools).

Name: Multiprint more
Manufacturer: Romantic Robot UK Ltd
Year: 1987
Type: Printing
Price: £39.95
Blurb: Printer interface with built-in software and freeze button. Fully compatible with all ZX commands. Compatable with all Spectrums except +2 and +2A. 8K ROM includes Multi-toolkit with tools to view frozen programs. 8K RAM to use as you like. Can be used as a printer buffer or to load in Lifeguard (infinite lives finder) or Genie (disassembler).

Name: Multi-ROM more
Manufacturer: Companion Software
Year: 1988
Type: RAM/ROM
Price: £41.95

Name: Multi Sound Generator more
Manufacturer: Add.On.Its
Year: 1983
Type: Sound/Speech
Price: £24.50
Blurb: Sound generator. Allows a multitude of sounds such as Zaps, Lasers etc.

Name: Multitron I/O Support Module 1 more
Manufacturer: Multitron
Year: 1984
Type: Add-on
Blurb: 8 channel A/D converter.

Name: Multitron ZX Spectrum User Port more
Manufacturer: Multitron
Year: 1984
Type: Add-on
Blurb: 16 line i/o port with crash reset button.

Name: Music Machine more
Manufacturer: Ram Electronics Ltd
Year: 1986
Type: Music
Price: £49.95
Blurb: Transform your Spectrum into a powerful music computer. Sound sampling, eight voices, MIDI port, reverb, echo.
Note: Came with the Music Machine tape.
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Name: Musicom ML-10 more
Manufacturer: Micro Musical Ltd
Year: 1984
Type: Music
Price: £52.95
Blurb: Interface that allows the Spectrum to be connected to the Casio MT200/PA1 synthesiser. Supplied with editing software.

Name: Music Synthesiser more
Manufacturer: William Stuart Systems Ltd
Year: 1983
Type: Music
Price: £25.50

Name: MUZIX 81 more
Manufacturer: P.R. Computer
Year: 1983
Type: Music

Name: MUZIX 81 Audio Processor more
Manufacturer: P.R. Computer
Year: 1983
Type: Music

Name: MW-100 more
Manufacturer: Mindware
Year: 1983
Type: Printing
Price: $139.95
Blurb: American entry into the cheap Speccy printer market. This is a small dot matrix machine that prints on 1.75" wide paper. It boasts several print modes including 32 character line-for-line, 132 character and 16 character wrap-around. Originally produced for the American Spectrum (Timex).