MP3 Player that Plays Like a Cassette

by Joey deVilla on February 25, 2005

[via Jamie Zawinski]

You’ve probably seen those adapters which have a 1/8″ stereo audio jack

at one end leading to a cable leading to a cassette-shaped thingy at

the other end. They’re handy for situations in which you have a

portable MP3 player that you want to hook up to your non-MP3-playing

car stereo or the old-school ghetto blaster at the cottage.

Here’s an interesting twist on that theme: Mobiblu’s DAH-220…

The MP3 player is built into the cassette-shaped shell.

The best thing about this player is its interface: it’s shaped like a

cassette and goes into to your cassette player, but it also behaves

like a cassette, user-interface-wise. It has sensors in the spindles so

you can use your cassette player’s “fast forword” and “rewind controls”

to jump from song to song. Want to record? Click the “record” button on

your cassette player, and it records audio data coming into your

cassette recorder.

Clever!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous February 25, 2005 at 9:50 pm

Ya, but what happens when my daughter gets her hands on it?

Anonymous February 26, 2005 at 8:52 pm

Clever perhaps, but they are not the first to do this. Digisette has had the same concept out since 2002:

http://www.digisette.com/en/products/DUOdx.asp

Anonymous June 3, 2007 at 6:48 am

These have existed since AT LEAST 1999. I I almost bought one that year because it was so handy.

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