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Tag: Cassette

Fisher-Price Boombox Ready to Bring the Noise

Fisher-Price Boombox Ready to Bring the Noise
If you grew up in the ’80s, you might remember this classic Fisher-Price toy – a cassette player designed for just for kids. It was build from chunky, nearly indestructible plastic, and had big buttons on top for its basic functions.

iRecorder: 1970s Cassette Tech for Your 21st Century Gadgets

iRecorder: 1970s Cassette Tech for Your 21st Century Gadgets
Remember when we used gadgets called “tape recorders?” Well, now you can relive the prehistoric era of portable cassette tape recorders, but with your iPhone in place of the cassette. The iRecorder looks like one of those old luggable cassette recorders that predates the seminal Sony Walkman.
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MakerBot Mixtape: 3D Print an MP3 Player

MakerBot Mixtape: 3D Print an MP3 Player
Using cassettes to create mixtapes was a fun time to spend an afternoon when you were a kid. There’s something oddly pleasing about this analog media format. Thankfully, if you’ve got a MakerBot in your shed, you can make a modern version of the mixtape, by 3D printing an MP3 player in the shape of a cassette.

Ion Audio Vinyl Forever Looks Like a Tiny Turntable, Doesn’t Play Tiny Records

Ion Audio Vinyl Forever Looks Like a Tiny Turntable, Doesn’t Play Tiny Records
Earlier in the week I mentioned that at CES 2012, Ion Audio had unveiled a turntable that connected to your PC via USB to convert your vinyl and cassette tapes. Ion has unveiled another conversion device for those who already have a nice record player or tape deck called Vinyl Forever.

ION Duo Deck Converts Both Vinyl and Cassettes to Digital

ION Duo Deck Converts Both Vinyl and Cassettes to Digital
We have seen plenty of the USB connected turntables over the years that can play your vinyl records and convert the track to digital files. The devices are perfect for the people that want their old school tunes on an iPod or other MP3 player.

Brando USB Cassette Capture & Player: Go Back in Time and Check Out Those Old 80s Mixtapes

Brando USB Cassette Capture & Player: Go Back in Time and Check Out Those Old 80s Mixtapes
I’m not sure that I kept any of my cassettes (since most of them were in storage for a few years), but if you love retro stuff and you still have your old tapes, check out this USB Cassette Capture and Player.

I-Pod + 8-Track = Apple I-Track

I-Pod + 8-Track = Apple I-Track
Boy, I feel like it’s been a billion years since I even saw an 8-track tape, let alone listened to one. This kooky mod-job breathed new life into an old 8-track deck, letting it play tunes stored on an iPod.

Cassette Tape Speaker: Do Not Try to Play This Tape

Cassette Tape Speaker: Do Not Try to Play This Tape
I’m not really sure why you’d want a speaker that looks like a cassette tape, but you can have one nonetheless.

45 Nano iPod Nano Cassette Tape Case Makes for a Confusing Title

45 Nano iPod Nano Cassette Tape Case Makes for a Confusing Title
The 45 nano cassette tape case isn’t for people who like to wear tight pants, because it will turn your 4th gen, stick of gum-sized iPod nano into something as large as, well, a cassette tape.

Walkman Swallows iPhone

Walkman Swallows iPhone
I just love the design of this iPhone case that’s designed to look like an old-school Sony Walkman. This handmade leather case comes to us courtesy of London UK artist Tovicorrie of Beautiful Skin. Each one is imprinted with a retro image of Sony’s classic cassette player, layered onto either a soft brown or burgundy red cowhide, and in orange, blue, brown or hot pink Walkman colors.

Rewind Your Headphone Cord With a Microcassette Tape

Rewind Your Headphone Cord With a Microcassette Tape
Hate all that excess cord you end up with when you wear your headphones? This fun little accessory lets you hide that spare cord with wit and whimsy. Designed by Jason Amendolara for Fred & Friends, the »REW cord caddy looks like an old-school cassette tape (or more like a microcassette, IMHO), and lets you conceal all that unsightly extra wire inside.

Geek Out With Keyboard Pouch or Purse

Geek Out With Keyboard Pouch or Purse
In the market for an adorable and unique bag? Etsy is fast becoming the go-to marketplace for unusual custom items. I mean, where else could you find a handmade bag that’s so geeky you can fake-type on it in moments of boredom?

Cassette Tape USB Hub Won’T Play, Pause or Rewind

Cassette Tape USB Hub Won’T Play, Pause or Rewind
I can’t think of any better way to connect my mix tape USB flash drive to my computer than to plug it into this retro cassette tape USB hub. The 4-port USB 2.0 hub may look exactly like an old school cassette tape, but I can pretty much assure you that you’ll wreck your tape player if you attempt to pop this thing in and listen to it.

Cassette Tape Skeleton: Honey, I Made You a Mix Tape

Cassette Tape Skeleton: Honey, I Made You a Mix Tape
This oooey-gooey delicious skeleton is made from the melted down old carcasses of cassette tapes. Artist Brian Dettmer created these guys for an exhibition at the International Museum of Surgical Science, right here in my hometown of Chicago.

Cassette Tape Lamps Look Great, Sound Awful

Cassette Tape Lamps Look Great, Sound Awful
The cassette tape is probably just a fuzzy memory for those of you who grew up with Compact Discs and MP3s. But for us born before the 1980s, we have to figure out what to do with all of those old tapes.

Cassette Tape Mp3 Player: Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Cassette Tape Mp3 Player: Why Didn’t I Think of That?
Plenty of companies have made cassette tape adapters for connecting MP3 players to your car stereo, but this one wins the award for ingenuity. Not only does this gadget let you play your digital tracks through your old school tape player, the cassette IS the MP3 player.
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