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Designed to look like an old school cassette player, this cool and handy gadget turns your tapes into digital MP3 files so that you can listen to them on your computer, iPod, or in the car. Finally you can back up your graduation album, 80s mix tapes, or precious old music recordings of a friend
It’s easy to use. The software can be installed in just a few seconds. Simply plug the Cassette Player and press play and it will start recording instantly. In addition, the Cassette Player is powered directly from the USB so there’s no need to worry about battery. Apart from converting your tapes into digital files, it’s itself a standalone cassette player which you can enjoy hours of music with
If you are looking for a cheap and easy way to turn your tapes into MP3 files, this is the perfect product for you
-Plug and play USB device convert your old mix tapes and cassette to MP3 to Playback on iPod / MP3 player or burn to CD.
-Flexible battery or USB-powered operation. Comes with tape converter software to guide you through the transfer.
-Portable design fits in virtually any bag and enables you to play and transfer anywhere. Audio editing software included.
-Audio output enables you to listen on your stereo, headphones, or other speaker system.
-Features Auto Reverse. Rediscover your old cassette tapes on the go.
-Power Source: USB / 2 x AA batteries (battery not include)
-Ports: 3.5 mm audio out / earphone jack, 3V DC power in, mini USB 2.0
-Switch tape side
-Open cassette compartment
-Recording Format: Wav
-Power Consumption: <= 1.5 W
-Editing Software (included): Audacity
-Compatible OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7, MA OS 10+
-Dimensions: 110 x 80 x 30 mm
-1 x USB Cassette Capture
-1 x USB cable
-1 x Software CD
-1 x USB Guide
- Please install driver before inserting the USB cable, otherwise the 'usb audio device' will not show up after you set up;
- During installation, please refer to the instruction manual for all the parts and installation guide;
- If you hear some pops and hisses in the converted audio, this is actually pretty normal since old cassettes could be deteriorating. The trick is to get some rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab, open the door and then clean the silver head where the tape runs across.
This review is from: GPCT Portable Cassette Tape-To-MP3 USB Converter/Player with Headphones and Software CD for PC
Pros: Cheap, cables included, included program is good
Cons: Cheap, instructions lacking concerning the program
Other Thoughts: I needed something inexpensive to convert cas. tapes to audio and this fit the bill. The program that was included is packed with options, but lacking on instructions and tutorials. On the second day using the device, the play button came off when the two plastic connecting pieces broke. The device could still be used but this was annoying. The recordings were great, so that makes up for some of the complaints. I was surprised it included a cheap set of earphones. Also, there wasn't any information concerning what adapter voltage is needed. If it was built anywhere else in the world, there would be a tag with this information on it. I guess China doesn't add this information.
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