MOUSE ATTACKS THE ZX BEEPER
THE FEEBLE Beeper is under attack again, this time from the Multitron Megamouse, a combined BEEP amplifier and on/off switch.
The Megamouse takes its power from the Spectrum power supply, and has a lead which then plugs into the back of the Spectrum. Another lead plugs into the EAR socket, to provide the BEEP signal, and there is a socket on the Megamouse to take the lead from the cassette deck.
The volume is controlled by a knob on the side of the box. When first turned on it is at full volume, which can lead to perforated ear drums if you forget to turn it down.
Although it works well as a BEEP amplifier it picks up a lot of background noise and emits a continuous buzz. A hand placed over the speaker will mask it sufficiently but that makes using the Spectrum rather difficult.
The combined features make the price of £11.99 plus £1.00 p&p reasonable, but the buzz is so annoying that after a while you might unplug it and settle for peace and quiet.
Multitron, 5 Milton Close, Headless Cross, Redditch, Worcestershire, B97 5BQ. Tel: 0527 44785.