Ion Audio USB Tape ExpressIf you are old enough to remember those â€˜Foreignerâ€™ pre-digital cassettes, youâ€™ll also remember making your “Top 40” by duping the Saturday morning radio show with Rick Dees. Thatâ€™s why youâ€™ve got a box of C60s collecting dust in the cupboard. So why not set them free with the USB Tape Express.
Utterly ingenious, the sleek Ion Audio Tape Express cassette player lets you rediscover the precious sounds trapped in your cupboard cassettes. Lets take that a step further, Ion Audio uses the Tape Express to convert those “Glory Days” and set them free in digital format. Simply USB the Tape Express into your computer and idiot-proof EZ software will start converting your recordings, so you can burn them onto CD, archive them in iTunes or transfer them to your MP3 player. There is something Back-to-the-Future-esque about listening to old chart countdowns, forgotten mix tapes and piece-milled favorites. Because the Tape Express functions as a battery-operated portable cassette player, you can also listen to those faded memories before the big conversion. Compatible with all kinds of audio tape â€“ from normal to chrome, C60 to C120 â€“ the Tape Express will slip into almost any pocket or bag. If youâ€™ve got a box of tapes lurking in the loft we strongly recommend you purchase the USB Tape Express right now. Because although you can probably download that obscure Prefab Sprout track, we doubt itâ€™ll be sandwiched between Tony Blackburnâ€™s breakfast show and a recording of your dad muttering â€˜testing, testing.â€™ Now thatâ€™s reel-y impressive stuff.The Tape Express isn’t up on Ion’s website, but we’ll link it up when posted.