Published on July 4th, 2019 | by Alan Cross


An invention virtually no one needs: a Bluetooth cassette player.

There’s a reason we left cassettes behind: They’re a hateful, unreliable, bad-sounding music storage format. The only people nostalgic for cassette culture are those who never knew what it was like to live through the cassette era.

Yet there are retro-nostalgists who insist that the cassette should not die. Witness a new product from NINM Lab: a cassette player with Bluetooth connectivity.

Sorry. Pass.

(Via John and Gizmodo)


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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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