Just in time for the 40th anniversary of Sony‘s first Walkman, NINM Lab is introducing the first cassette player with Bluetooth.
While some younger people might not know what cassettes are, others have a regained love for the music format.
NINM Lab’s new product is exactly what we need to bring cassettes back into the modern age. Named “It’s OK,” the new player allows users to link the device wirelessly to speakers or wireless headphones.
The new player also has a 3.5mm headphone jack in case you don’t want to use it wirelessly, giving it an advantage over some of today’s smartphones.
It hits Kickstarter today priced at $63, which is hefty for a cassette player but cheaper than most Bluetooth devices. They’re expected to ship out around December and you can pick one up for yourself here.
If you’re contemplating why anyone would want to listen to cassettes with their mediocre sound quality, take a peek at our picks for some of the best albums on the format.
As time passes, music has become digitized and everything is convenient. But a cassette tape is still romantic and unforgettable.
The company says in a statement that “a cassette tape is still romantic and unforgettable.”
“The new launching of IT’S OK Bluetooth 5.0 cassette player brings a new perspective to the romanticism of the ‘80s cassette player. It is the world’s first cassette player with Bluetooth 5.0 capability that not only supports traditional 3.5mm headphones but is also compatible with Bluetooth 5.0 headphones or speakers. Whether you are alone or in an open space, you can freely enjoy the penetrating voice and warm sound from the cassette tape,” the statement continues.
Check out the new device in the video below.
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