The Audio Cassette Is 50 Years Old Today

The humble cassette tape, beloved of 80s music lovers, may now be defunct—but it's hardly surprising given that the once-revolutionary medium turns 50 today. » 9/13/13 7:30am 9/13/13 7:30am

Watch This Unraveled Cassette Tape Become a Boom Box

BrussPup, we well know, is a master of illusions. For his next trick, watch him render an impressively detailed boombox using only unraveled cassette tape. Don't worry, you'll remember what both of those things are once you see them. [YouTube] » 10/22/10 8:00pm 10/22/10 8:00pm

Magnetic Ink Pens Let You Write Audio Messages

The Rec & Play pens are part of a modern art exhibit that covers sound interaction. The red one records sound on paper, the black one plays it back. It's no concept, it actually works. » 8/31/10 4:40pm 8/31/10 4:40pm

This Isn't just Any Old Ironic Misuse of a Cassette Tape, Now...

Forever overlooked by ironic iPhone coverings, the humble plastic cassette case gets a look-in on the action along with the cassette, where it acts as a stand for watching videos. A much more worthy job than just encasing the iPhone. » 8/31/10 9:20am 8/31/10 9:20am

The 80s Now Have One More Cassette Tape Measure To Be Proud Of

Only Gama-Go would be able to take a Cassette Tape and make it into a pun-based product that's both useful and compact. Plus, it's only $8. [Gama-Go] » 10/05/09 9:20pm 10/05/09 9:20pm

Retro Cassette Tape 4-Port USB Hub Reminds You How Old You Are

Identical in size to an actual cassette (it'll even fit inside a tape case), this USB 2.0 hub has four ports, and for $25, also comes with a 4-foot USB cable for your PC or Mac. [Vat19 via TecheBlog] » 8/11/09 4:20am 8/11/09 4:20am

TapeScape 'Bot Turns Old Boombox Into Glitch Music Automaton

Using little else than the parts inside an old GE boombox, Michael Colombo made TapeScape, a robot that front-mounts the jambox's tape head and uses it to follow strips of cassette tapes on the ground. » 4/21/09 12:30pm 4/21/09 12:30pm

Audio Ripping Cassette Deck Lets You Record Analog to Digital, and…

Most analog-to-digital audio ripping devices hardly warrant mention these days. But the PlusDeck Ex's ability to record MP3s to analog cassette is so odd, I can't help but be amused. » 1/30/09 9:40pm 1/30/09 9:40pm

Standalone Cassette SD MP3 Player Is Retro-Useful

The Standalone Cassette MP3 player would have been incredibly useful back in the early '00s, before we hooked up iPods and iPhones directly to our car (via cassette adapter), but it's still pretty neat now. The body looks and behaves like a standard cassette tape, but has a slot on the bottom for an SD slot filled… » 1/21/08 1:00pm 1/21/08 1:00pm