ZX Retro Wireless




A unique external add-on for the Spectrum Next that will allow you Bluetooth load programs from remote compatible devices, such as your laptop tablet or mobile. These devices are being produced in an exclusive limited run, and individually numbered. Part of the sale of this device goes to our Cancer Research Fundraiser. Great reviews by Crash Magazine & Retro Magazine, and will even be displayed in two museums. The Load ZX Spectrum Museum - Portugal, and The Retro Computer Museum Leicester - UK



1. Retro loading from any Bluetooth audio source perfect with PlayZx and Zx Tape player apps for example
2. Compatible with double speed loading, and higher with compatible programs
3. Sound to light reactive SPECTRUM coloured glow from the tape. See it change in reaction to your music or game sounds when amplified
4. Easy setup. No external power required, daisy chains with your spectrum.
5. Unlike the Next PI board as a tape loader, you can control progress in a more intuitive visual loading format
6. You can snapshot games once loaded if you want to play them later, or integrate them into the Next Launcher program for instant runablity
7. Get to see all the loading screens for all your retro loading games (unlike your SD card games).
8. Made by hand in the UK, and not from rough 3D printed plastics
9. Gives you simple direct access to thousands of games, where available from third parties Spectrum game catalogue.
10. Light display can be changed. Touch the sound to light on the device from and back at the same time to change from flashing in time with beats to different static displays
11. Complete package includes instruction manual (now on USB if you ordered a 48k version) and certificate of authenticity, in a retro cassette box
12. Integrates with Next Launcher seamlessly. New software has recently been written to support this hardware. It will allow you, for example, to stream audio directly into a running game inside Next Launcher itself, just by selecting a slot after converting an audio source using Tape2Tap
13. Audio monitor software within Next Launcher enables you to monitor the audio input source directly

Note: This is a hand made product and as such slight variations in design are to be expected. FAQ's and manual here

LATEST NEWS - September 2023

The last run of these units are completed. They will be shipping this month
Your patience is highly appreciated. I am working through the last batch of orders, so please keep your eyes open on Facebook messenger. Once done I will be in touch with those concerned.

Updated user manual can be viewed here


This is a specialist hobby project. It is a limited run of items which has exceeded expectation, and all units are now allocated. No new orders are being accepted at this time. If you submitted your request for one on the enquiry form, you will be notified if your enquiry was successful. You will be contacted directly.   My plan was simply to charge for the parts and postage,  and offer a part donation on my part to the Cancer Research fundraiser.  My outlay already is greater than what I am chared, for the benefit of being charitable to you and the fundraiser.

I am contactable from the Next Launcher Facebook Group. Richard Szerman

Note: This is a hand made product and as such slight variations in design are to be expected. FAQ's  and manual here



OUR MOTIVATION:  Your Donation, however small, to Cancer Research via this link is my inspiration to develop great Spectrum software for you - while keeping our retro community healthy as we grow old.. PLEASE VISIT www.gofundme.com/f/u2canstopcancer We hope to raise 1,000 pounds this year. Every little bit helps!