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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: December 19, 2009 @ 3:26 am

    TECH TOOLS: ION Tape Express

    Ciara O'Brien

    If you’re over the age of 30, chances are you have a lot of old tapes sitting that rarely get played. Favourite albums from when you were a teenager, old chart shows nabbed from the radio… irreplaceable stuff. Now you can convert them to digital with the Ion Tape Express.


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    The tape archiver uses USB to transfer your old music from outdated cassettes to MP3 files, so you can put them on your MP3 player or iPod, burn them to CD or store them on your PC.

    The included software coaxes you through the process of converting the files, so it’s (almost) idiotproof. The device has a headphone jack, so you use it to listen to the tapes while you’re on the go, powered by batteries, before making the move to digital files.

    Wave goodbye to chewed tape forever.