Excerpt: The Ion TAPE 2 PC USB Cassette Archiver lets you digitise audio stored on analogue cassette tapes. Just plug the Tape 2 PC into your computer using the provided USB cable, install the software and start converting your music. Easily transfer your music to your iPod or other MP3 player, or record it to CD.
Excerpt: (1 items) At last count, the Facebook page “When I was younger I would record my favorite songs off the radio onto tape” had more than 875,000 fans. That says something about the popularity of cassettes. And while the audio fidelity of cassette tapes was never that great, the compact size and ease of recording audio to tape made the format very popular.
Pros: Dual cassette decks allow for dubbing, Simple to set up
Cons: Hardware feels cheap, EZ Audio Converter software doesn’t offer automatic tagging, Tech support leaves a lot to be desired
Summary: Ion Audio's Tape 2 PC presents a method with unparalleled simplicity for fast-forwarding your music collection into the digital age. If you have a vast quantity of old tapes lying around then it's certainly an exciting proposition.