Last month we saw another Cassette Store Day, further proof that the format, while not what it was, is certainly not dead yet. Indeed, a number of hip indie labels are producing music both for this day and throughout the year. If you want some of that, or just fancy rediscovering your old ‘tapes’, you might be interested in the IMIXID cassette tape player.
Yes, we know, you can pick up a seemingly endless supply of used / vintage cassette players on eBay. Where this differs is that it’s newly made.
It does all the basics you expect – auto reverse, fast forward, rewind, play/pause and directional playback – and comes with a pair of chrome plated retro inspired headphones that could be right out of the 1980s.
You can get it directly from the maker or you can buy it from Urban Outfitters for much the same price. That price is £60. Batteries are extra – you can't plug and charge this thing.