Digitize Your Vinyls and Cassettes with the Thanko MP3 Converter

Kids of the current generation probably think these storage mediums are ancient artifacts. We do miss listening to them don’t we? But moving on into the future, we can now preserve our favorite tunes from yesteryear by converting them into MP3’s with this handy device.

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At first glance, the Thanko MP3 Converter rather looks like a Sony Walkman. But you might be surprised at this small gadget’s versatility. Simply pop in any ordinary cassette tape, press the play and record buttons, and you can easily convert all songs into MP3 files. The converter automatically detects gaps in between tracks and saves them as separate files onto the included SD card.

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If those vintage vinyls have been gathering dust on your shelf, why not turn those songs into MP3’s and make them live forever? Less shelf space, but the same excellent sound quality. Simply plug in the audio cable from the Thanko MP3 Converter onto the headphones slot of your LP and you’re good to go.

No need to attach your PC or laptop to the device to sync your songs onto your iPad or iPod. All you have to do is insert the Thanko MP3 Converter SD card into your computer, copy the songs, and save them onto your MP3 player. This eliminates the hassles of manually converting files by ripping them from cassettes, CDs, or vinyl records.

Remember how we likened this gadget to the Sony Walkman? Well, surprise, surprise! When you still want to enjoy the satisfying whirring sounds of cassette playing, you can use this converter as a Walkman, and listen to your tunes on the go.

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The Thanko MP3 Converter retails for about $65 to $70, and is available on the Thanko online store. Note, some Japanese translation is required when viewing their site, but the pictures of the quirky gadgets are quite interesting.

If you’re up for some other interesting uses for those old vinyl records and cassette tapes, you can take a look at 3D printed vinyl discs or this cassette tape wallet.

Via Akihabara News