BB1 - the new Baby Brennan


Martin Brennan has invented a completely new kind of audio player
Watch the 90 second video introduction.



Prices

16G (5,000 MP3 tracks or 1000 Videos) £199+delivery.
32G (10,000 MP3 tracks or 2000 Videos) £239+delivery.

Shipping estimated August 2019
 

Update 22nd August

Pre production units have been in the hands of volunteer testers for two months now. We are just waiting to hear from the factory for precise delivery dates for the mass production units.

Register

Register your interest here. There is no obligation but priority will be given to names on the waiting list when product is ready. Feel free to leave questions or comments when you register.

Batteries

We recommend using rechargeable batteries - we found that Amazon Basics rechargeable AAs lasted 7.5 hours against Duracell Ultra (not rechargeable) 9 hours in the same test. the Brennan will not charge them - you will need a battery charger - often sold with batteries if you don't have one.

Transferring Music from B2 or JB7

The easiest way to transfer music is to plug your B2/JB7 backup disk into BB1 and use the Browse USB function. In fact BB1 will play the music directly from the backup disk - so there is no need to transfer.

SD Upgrade

Martin designed BB1 so you can prise off the front and replace the SD card. Its a bit fiddly and you will need to copy the operating system on the SD but it helps make your BB1 future proof. We will provide instructions in due course.

Software Upgrade

The BB1 software is evolving. Many great ideas have come from customers registering. New features will be freely available through a web upgrade. Developments in the pipeline include support for USB headphone DAC and importing music from an iPod.

*Youtube footnote

The Youtube related functions depend on the Youtube website continuing to operate as it does today. Clearly its out of our control but if Youtube was to make a significant change - for example if they introduced a login or pay per view - then the Youtube related functions might not work in future. Video playback of previously downloaded videos or videos from other sources would be OK.

FYI the core Youtube code we use has worked (with updates) since 2006.






 

Feedback

"Mr Brennan your new baby makes smart speakers look pretty stupid"

"Pop videos have been waiting 40 years for this"

"OMG you just killed Bluetooth speakers"

"Instant classic - like the Mini - proud to be British - well done!"

Basics

  • Six Watts RMS
  • 40x100x180mm, 500g (without batteries)
  • 2.8" IPS TFT - great contrast and viewing angle
  • Batteries - four AAs can be rechargeable - doesn’t charge them
  • Power in - type C connector - AC adaptor supplied with short 600mm lead - replace with longer lead to suit.
  • USB Port for USB memory, CD, Ethernet, Keyboard, Hub...
  • Internal loudspeakers - two 40mm drivers and passive radiator - mono
  • 7 to 9 hours battery life. 
  • Wood, Aluminium, Fabric and Plastic construction.
  • 10,000 MP3 tracks or 2,000 videos (or a mix) on 32G model
  • 5,000 MP3 tracks or 1,000 videos (or a mix) on the 16G model
  • Works as a Bluetooth Speaker
  • Internet radio with 40,000 stations
  • Web UI - control from laptop, phone or tablet
  • Youtube* - search, play and download videos

 

Quick Start Guide