Back in 1980’s when I was a kid and there was a limited use of video cameras (cos the video tapes were expensive) our parents used to record me and my brother’s conversations on audio cassettes. Later, in primary school when we got our first HI-FI player and Walkmans we used to play with our friends – record our singing and stories. Even play cassettes from New Kids on the Block or Madonna. There I’ve said it! I’ m sure you did that too but you are to embarrassed to admit it, ;)!
Nowadays we have CD’s, DVD’s, mp3, mp4s players,…Ipod’s and I can’t remember the last time I held a cassette in my hand. I don’t even own a cassette player from, ehmmm… 1996!? Anyway, I would love to listen to those goofy tapes from the 80’s once again.
I saw a cool gadget in the newspaper this morning that combines old and new technology. It is called PlusDeck Ex from Korea’s BTO company.
It allows you to connect to your computer’s USB port and convert your old cassette tapes into MP3, WAV or OGG digital audio files (and vice versa, from computer to cassette tapes – if you still live in the past). It has and AM/FM tuner, blah, blah ecc. It looks cute and luxurious too. I have no idea when it is going to be shipped in Croatia…