Friday, November 20, 2009
U-Phono Vinyl & Cassette Ripper
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Here is a wicked cool luxury stocking stuffer that I sure wouldn't mind finding in my own stocking: a U-Phono Vinyl & Cassette Ripper that you use to convert old cassette tapes or even vinyl records into audio files that you can then put on your iPod (or equivalent). I still have almost all of my cassettes from my college days, and in particular I have some truly wonderful audiobooks on cassette of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books. Since those particular editions of the audiobooks have long been out of print, I've been hoping for a way to convert them so I can enjoy them again.
What do you think? Perfect stocking stuffer for men! And also great for women who have a lot of older music to convert. The ThinkGeek product description even says that the included Audacity software "reduces clicks, pops, hiss and other noises from worn recordings to restore the full quality of your vinyl or tapes." It works with PCs or Macs, and you don't even need a power source because it's powered through the USB connector.
What: U-Phono Vinyl & Cassette Ripper
Where: ThinkGeek website
How much (as of today's post): $34.99 (plus shipping)