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Ion Audio Tape Express Cassette to USB Player

Convert cassette tapes to digital files! This cassette player connects to your computer via USB, and comes with software for transferring your tapes to MP3s. (40) Read 7 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Protect and Archive Precious Recordings Easily!

Don't let your tape collection be ravaged by the hands of time -- convert your tapes with the Ion Audio Tape Express cassette-to-MP3 player! From the original mass productions of the 1960s to the boom of releases during the 1980s golden age of Walkman, cassettes were once an industry standard. Admit it -- you've got a backpack full of them collecting dust in a closet right now. Your favorite tapes are all prone to degradation -- dust, dirt, moisture, and even normal playback degrades your recordings with every listen and every year. Archive your analog cassettes by converting them to digital files with the Ion Audio Tape Express and rediscover your old stash!

Powerful Simplicity: It's Easy to Convert Your Old Tapes

The Tape Express has a user-friendly interface to make dubbing easy and bulletproof -- there's no need to be an audio pro. Built and housed in an authentically retro case, it functions much like the portable tape players of yesteryear. Portable, durable design makes taking it on the go simple -- enabling you to play and transfer anywhere with ease! Simply insert your favorite tape (an old band rehearsal? A favorite album you forgot about?), connect to your computer via USB, fire up the included EZ Tape Converter software and play as usual.

EZ Tape Converter Software Included

Ion's bundled software guides you in transferring your recordings, and encodes your music to digital MP3s with iTunes integration, allowing you to tag and categorize an entire collection in a breeze. Hit play and walk away -- the software automatically detects and catalogs the end of each track while the automatic reverse feature switches playback direction at the end of the first side, making the archival process truly foolproof. EZ Tape Converter rips your recordings through hiss reduction technology, subtly cleaning up distractions in fidelity.

Power via USB or AA Batteries

The Ion Tape Express is powered via mini-USB when in use by a computer, or by 2 AA batteries when you're out and about. Basic transport and gain controls are located conveniently at the top of the unit. Or, forgo transferring entirely and use the included audio output jack to listen on your stereo, headphones or other speaker systems just like a regular cassette player. Support for both Chrome and Normal cassette types are included by using the onboard selector switch.

An incredibly easy and wonderfully painless way to convert your old cassettes, the Ion Tape Express transforms an otherwise arduous backup process into a speedy transfer. Its no-frills design in both recording and playback makes this analog-to-digital dubber a fantastic choice for its price point.

Features:

- USB cassette player for converting your music or recordings into MP3
- Powered by mini-USB or 2 AA batteries
- Transport and gain controls and Chrome/Normal cassette-type selector
- Audio output jack for headphone or speaker playback
- EZ Tape Converter software included for transfer and dubbing to computer
- iTunes integration
- Portable, lightweight design for maximum portability

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Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 0.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 9 x 5 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ITR06H
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 888-800-0681

Product Description

Convert your old cassette tapes to digital files for music on the go. Turn your tapes into MP3s and listen on your computer, iPod, or in the car! Tape Express is a portable, handheld USB tape player that works with all kinds of tapes. It has an easy-to-use USB connection for sending the music on your tapes right into your computer where it's instantly turned into MP3 files.

You can listen to MP3s on your computer, load them onto your portable music player, or record them onto a CD and listen in your car. Rediscover those old songs with Tape Express!

Tape Express is designed with your on-the-go life in mind. Its portable design fits in virtually any bag and enables you to play and transfer music anywhere. It runs on battery or USB power when connected to your computer for flexible operation.

Tape Express comes with ION's exclusive EZ Tape Converter software. This powerful, yet easy-to-use program guides you through transferring your music and even can integrate with your iTunes Music Library.

In addition to transferring your tapes, Tape Express has an audio output that enables you to listen on your stereo, headphones, or other speaker system for hours of enjoyment. It can play Chrome or Normal cassette tapes.

Features

- USB tape player turns music on cassette tapes into MP3s
- Portable design fits in virtually any bag and enables you to play and transfer anywhere
- Flexible battery or USB-powered operation
- Comes with EZ Tape Converter software to guide you through transfer
- Plays Chrome or Normal cassette tapes
- Audio output enables you to listen on your stereo, headphones, or other speaker systems
Customer Reviews
3.5 out of 5 (40 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "not bad for a cassette recorder"
Sound: I have found the product to be a little better than i imagined,I use asio drivers and sound card with pro tools and reasons as well as sample tank the overall sound of tape express was better than I thought it would be I gave it a 6 because it picked up a hum from incoming land line Telephone calls as well as wireless signals which were also recorded to the conversion an unexpected negative , yet i still find it useful with my laptop , thanks it really comes in handy Feature: the product was shipped with head phones that are actually useful as a stand along if need be , the only thing that could be better is the total elimination of the frequency noises from other products near the product Value: perhaps as in relation to need
Style of Music: r&b Jazz Gospel
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Cheaply Made And Has Issues"
Overall: Made of cheap plastic. I had to hold down the play botton, hard, while the tape was playing, to get the right channel to come in clear. The tape plays fine on my old cassette deck. The included software records directly to iTunes and it's pretty basic. After the first attempt, I deleted the software, and use Audacity instead. You've got a lot more options in tweaking the sound and formatting. If you can't find anything else, this is an okay product for converting your cassette's....but if you want to convert important stuff, I'd look for a better option. Considering how cheaply it's made, I don't know how long it will last.
Style of Music: Rock, Blues, Originals, Covers, Top 40's, Country. Anything from the 50's thru now. All the real music! No C*rap!
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