Modern hardware

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Spectrum-related hardware which you can buy now (or have been able to buy in the past few years).

Peripherals

Things that plug into the the expansion port on original hardware, just like they did in the 1980s.

Name Description Available from
Dandanator! Mini FLASH based interface to run IF1 or other ROM images, and Z80 snapshots. Project page
DivIDE IDE (or typically Compact Flash cards via a CF to IDE adapter) and extra memory - can run various firmwares, including ESXDOS.
DivMMC MMC/SD cards and extra memory - can run various firmwares, including ESXDOS. Basically a DivIDE with extra memory and the IDE support replaced by MMC/SD card support.
MB03+ Ultimate versatile all-in-one interface 128land.com
PlusDlite A +D, with added Kempston joystick (but no parallel port). ByteDelight
Retroleum SMART Card SD Card based interface to run IF1 or other ROM images, and load .TAP files. Retroleum Website
Spectranet IP interface (i.e. Internet access)
vDrive ZX Emulates up to eight ZX Microdrive. vDriveZX
ZX-HD Raspberry Pi Zero based HDMI interface for all ZX Spectrum models, supports ULAPlus. ByteDelight webshop
ZX-VGA-JOY interface with VGA and joystick connection ELMAR electronic

Replacement hardware

Replacements for the original machine.

Name Description Available from
Just Speccy 128 128K motherboard except the ULA Intermittently from Sell My Retro, sometimes packaged with a SLAM ULA.
Nebula ULA replacement for ZX Spectrum 16K/48K Retroleum Website
mULA48 ULA replacement for ZX Spectrum 16K/48K 8bits4ever
SLAM ULA Spectrum 128 ULA Intermittently from Sell My Retro
Sparrow 48K motherboard replacement contact via oldcomp.cz forum
Humble48 48K motherboard replacement 8bits4ever

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Reimplementations

Reimplementations of the Spectrum in modern hardware designs.

Name Description Available from
ZX-UNO FPGA reimplementation of the Spectrum (and other Z80 machines) plus some additional features. Antonio Villena

Others

Stuff which doesn't fit into any of the above categories.

Name Description Available from
Recreated Sinclair ZX Spectrum A Bluetooth keyboard in the form factor of the Spectrum Amazon

Ceratech
Elite Systems (manufacturer)
GAME

Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega A console-style emulator which plugs into a TV. Amazon

Funstock Retro
Retro Computers Limited (manufacturer)

TZXduino A "fake tape player" which will play back TAP or TZX files as audio for input to real hardware. Intermittently from Sell My Retro