February 20, 2013
Don’t look now, but cassette tapes are making a comeback. It was bound to happen. Despite their inefficiencies, hipsters were bound to hop on the old school mixtape bandwagon eventually. Now that indie labels are releasing tapes again, you can listen along with your other retro music means, the turntable. This Ion IT34 Duo Deck not only plays records and cassettes, but also allows you to convert them to mp3s with the included EZ Vinyl/Tape Converter software. The compact device can easily be tossed in a backpack and connects to either a pair of headphones or some speakers for your jams on the go. Hipster level – 9000. Available now on amazon for $50.