It doesn't matter if it's because of nostalgia (if you're old enough) or because of the retro factor, but everyone likes cassettes. We see them everywhere, from decorating clothes and bags to seasons of television series set in the 80s, and now, for the first time in a long time, we can see them again doing what they were created for: play music.
The Mixxim firm, which 30 days after starting its Kickstarter campaign obtained an enthusiastic 1,215 percent of the number sought, has just launched a properly called Mixxtape device, which at first sight is basically a cassette, although with an essential difference : This includes up to 8 GB of internal memory with the option of up to 256 GB of expanded storage with MicroSD card and is compatible with virtually all audio formats. You can transfer songs, podcasts and any audio file through a USB-C cable from your PC or Mac and then manage them on your OLED screen.
Its rechargeable battery offers, they ensure, more than six hours of continuous playback, and you can connect via Bluetooth or with its headphone jack. Of course, if you really want to do it the old-fashioned way, you can enter it in a traditional cassette player, as long as it does not have tape motion sensors.
Paul Burns, inventor of this device that was recognized as a finalist in the Last Gadget Standing competition of the CES technology fair 2019, comments: It was imperative that the Mixxtape was not just a digital music player that looked like a cassette. It really had to be able to be used as a cassette. () I think people love the feeling of nostalgia that Mixxtape gives them. And by combining digital elements and analogues, people have the opportunity to be creative and express themselves in fun and unique ways.
The Mixxtape is available through the site mixtapeboss.com for $ 100 dollars. The price includes free shipping worldwide.