08. 24. 2007
Enjoy your music retro-style
Yes, I have a thing for the look and feel of cassette tapes. Blame it on the fact that I grew up in the '80s, before the flimsy CD took centerstage, and still fondly remember the mix tapes that used to circulate among friends (though perhaps not so much all the music that was on those tapes).
The USB Mix Tape Drive comes pretty close to replicating the feel of ye olde cassette tape with its size and no-frills design. It's only when it's flipped open that it turns out to be, well, a USB drive (size not advertised). Nevertheless, it's great for giving the gift of a music compilation to friends, ...
... which perhaps they'll then be inspired to play on a cardboard mini-boombox.
It's made of cardboard and folds out easily, but also has fully working amplified speakers than run on AA batteries. I wouldn't necessarily use it as my main music player, but it would look cute in the right setting. Or maybe just to play the right music.
Both products are new at SUCK UK, so prices won't be available till the end of September. Stay ... tuned?