Cassette To iPhone/iPod Converter

Cassette To iPod Converter

Do you still have that romantic mixtape that your boyfriend or girlfriend made for you in high school? Now you can keep the music and memories and get rid of your tape players and tapes as you convert music from cassettes to mp3’s with the Cassette to iPhone/iPod Converter.

With exposure to hoarders and pack-rats revealed on television, the footage is a wake-up call on what not to become. It’s really hard for geeks because we have an affection for material things and for collecting various objects. Luckily, we have technology and digital gadgets with plenty of memory that will store our music, books, photos and videos so that we can downsize and get rid of some useless baggage.

Cassette iPod Converter

The Cassette To iPhone Converter.
This is the device that converts audio tape cassettes into MP3 files and stores them directly onto an iPhone or iPod touch. It accepts most iPhones and iPod touches, and normal or chrome cassette tapes. With its free app, conversion to MP3 is as simple as inserting a cassette, docking an iPhone or iPod touch, and pressing play. Tapes can be listened to using the headphones jack (headphones required) or by connecting its audio output to a stereo system for scanning forward or reverse to select tracks for conversion. Cassettes can also be converted to a PC running Windows 7, XP, or Vista or a Mac using the included software. Its small footprint allows easy portability for conversion anywhere at any time. Requires two AA batteries. 4 1/2″ L x 3 1/4″ W x 1 1/4″ D. (8 oz.)

Cassette tapes and CDs were the solution to the bulkier 8-tracks and records, but now albums need not be a physical entity and can simply be stored by means of an mp3 player. If you’re still holding on to your library of cassettes, it’s time to get rid of the plastic and store all that sentimental music on your iPod Touch.

The converter is about the size of the Sony Walkman, fitting nicely into the palm, and also runs off batteries. Some of the songs on your mixtapes might not make the cut anymore, which is why you can plug in your headphones and reverse/fast-forward to choose exactly what you want to save to your iPod. Just the action of reversing and fast-forwarding will make you realize how lame tapes are today and why you want to do away with them.

The Cassette to iPod Converter is $79.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer. Similar models are available at B&H for $69.99 and pre-order at J&R for $54.99.

If you’re a vinyl pack-rat, then maybe you’d want to invest in the iLP Turntable or iPhone/iPod Turntable.

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Patra Beaulieu

About Patra Beaulieu

Patra has a background in molecular biology and was a former writer / translator for one of Canada's major web-based entertainment news providers. She currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario and is into alpine skiing, biking, music, movies, dining, baking, traveling, spending time with family, friends and her mini goldendoodle.

2 Responses to “Cassette To iPhone/iPod Converter”

  1. Will it work with iPhone 5?

  2. Nice . . . but I really need one that takes 8-track tapes!

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