The USB Cassette to MP3 Converter from GGI International connects to your computer to create MP3 files out of cassettes, allowing you to dust off that box of tapes and revitalize your collection. All those great - yet outmoded and linear - Prince albums, Grateful Dead bootlegs and ninth-grade mix tapes will find new life on your iPod, computer, or car stereo. Transfer the old classics to the current medium so you can load them on any device and share them with friends.
The plug-and-play USB Cassette to MP3 Converter comes with Windows software that walks you through the conversion process. There you can select the bit rate of the MP3 files you're creating. Sporting the familiar shape of a portable cassette player, the USB Cassette to MP3 Converter includes all the standard playback-control buttons of a classic Walkman as well as a volume-control dial. There's a standard 3.5mm jack for your headphones and a slot for batteries in case you want to take those tapes out on a jog before you get around to converting them. Or just power the device via USB.