• Sony Japan busts out cassette(!)/radio/CD-player combo

    It’s not a joke: Today, Sony in Japan did announce [JP] a portable cassette tape/radio/CD-player. Technically, the CFD-A110 is based on a model Sony introduced exactly seven years ago. The company updated the hardware because Japan plans to stop analogue radio transmission next year (the updated model can’t receive these signals). Read More

  • The Novac NV-CR001U digitizes music cassettes and LPs

    It’s not the first device of its kind, but it’s pretty cheap and compact: Japan-based Novac announced [JP] the NV-CR001U today, a player for both LPs and cassettes that helps to digitize music stored on those media (almost) hassle-free. Read More

  • Still own cassettes? Digitize them with this new gadget

    I doubt there are still many music cassettes around but if you happen to own some and want to save your childhood memories on your computer for eternity, you might like the MV-CM001U. The retro-style device was announced by a Japan-based company called Novac today [JP]. Read More

  • Cassette wallets

    As we enter the final year of the aughts, we need something new to show off how retro we can be. Duct tape wallets are so 2008. Hello Kitty is tired. How about something really ironic. Like a cassette tape wallet! Read More

  • Bluetooth cassette adapter!

    We’ve seen a lot of cassette adapters, and we’ve seen interesting Bluetooth devices, but this is a pretty damn cool mash-up. Let’s say you’ve got an old car with a cassette deck still. And you’ve got a DAP or musicphone with Bluetooth. You could use a cassette-to-headphone jack adapter, but where’s the geek in that? This lighter jack-powered cassette… Read More

  • Cassette MP3 player works in your car or on its own

    I remember seeing a prototype (or something similar) of this kind of device maybe a couple of years ago and thought it was a pretty good idea. For those of you who have old cassette decks (or new ones, even) in your car but have gone all digital as far as your music is concerned, this might be a doodad worth looking into. It’s basically a cassette tape that holds an SD card loaded up… Read More

  • iPod Meets Cassette Deck

    When you’re rollin’ on dubs in your Yukon Denali, chances are you’ll want to blast the new Young Jeezy album you pirated off Bit Torrent and on to your iPod. User JPPadula off of CarDomain modded a cassette player in his car to allow riders to plug in iPods like cassettes. Slide the iPod in and it’ll connect via an embedded firewire cable. It even comes with a… Read More

  • Stick It to the RIAA Like It's 1992

    Back in the ’90s, I was in a few “popular” local indie-rock bands. These were in the days of analog recording in a digital world, only high-end peecees had CD-R capabilities, and those were mostly for data purposes. Thus, the library of my greatest guitar licks and sad songs about girls who’s names I’ve forgotten is all on analog tapes. Thankfully, I’ve… Read More