USB 'compact cassette' promises 1980s nostalgia, home taping
Phony Sony, Maxel, TDK etc.
Relive music piracy the way it used to be done, back in the days when even Shawn Fanning was a glint in someone's eye*, let alone his original Napster app and the P2P world it spawned. Yes, we're talking cassette tapes and a 21st Century take on this format of yesteryear.
USB Mix Tape: relive the 80s... the 80s.
It's a 64MB USB Flash drive that comes in a cassette-like box. UK retailer Firebox.com has six of them, all sporting different designs that almost but not quite match famous blank-cassette brands of two decades past.
Alas, you can't choose which one you get...
Is it real or is it Mock-xell?
The cassette unit itself is a moulded bay for the drive, but it's wrapped in a cardboard cover with space to write in the names of songs just like we all did in the Sixth Form years ago.
Not that nostalgia comes a cheaply as five-packs of C60s did: Firebox wants £20 for the USB Mix Tape. You can buy a no-name Flash drive that offers 64 times the capacity of this one for not much more than that price.
And the gadget could at least come in an old-style plastic case and inlay, we'd say.
Want to relive that 1980s vibe nonetheless? Then shuffle over to Firebox.com.
And don't forget, home taping is killing music...
* Well, just about. He was born in 1980.
Home taping is killing music...
... and so are Venom.
/c'mon - I can't be the speed/thrash/death/metal head here!
Home taping is killing music.
Not necessarily a bad thing. We just need to work on the targeting and discrimination.......
adaptor module- why
i can maybe see the point of laying out for an in car converter assuming it's to be used in a classic car where a recent mp3 enabled stereo could look out of place but;
Why lay out on a usb external cassette drive just for music transfer. There are stacks of cheap cassette players to be snapped up for a couple of quid, a lead from it's audio out socket to the soundcard line in on your PC will do the job nicely. At that point you can work out the saving youve made and give some of that amount to charity- better than just pissing it up the wall for no body's benefit except the harware vendors.
Ages ago I bought a stereo lead to go between my old Sony walkman cassette player and my PCs sound card IN connection. For $1.95 I have cassettes transferred to MP3, etc. Sound is about as good as you can get from a dirty old tape.
The tape with the red label says it all
Take a close look at the brand name in the tape with the red label: "SUCK". What other comment is necessary?