Bluetooth Cassette Player Debuts On Kickstarter

Analogue cassette sales are booming and we're perplexed as to why

Analogue cassette sales are booming and we're perplexed as to why

Cassette tapes, on the other hand, can be found in bountiful quantities at your neighborhood Goodwill. It's sort of what a portable cassette player like an original Walkman would be if Sony continued to develop tape-based tech in 2019.

Now imagine combining a tape player with a Bluetooth connection.

A startup in Hong Kong has chose to bring back the "Walkman style" from the past by offering a Bluetooth-compatible portable cassette player on the crowdfunding platform. The sales of this cassette player went up 19 percent somehow year over year in 2018. And now there even is a Kickstarter project for a new portable bluetooth cassette player. It will also let you listen to your favorite jams with wireless headphones or even link it to a Bluetooth speaker. There's also a 3.5mm headphone jack on board, giving it a leg up on the latest generation of smartphones. To make it feel more authentic, it runs on traditional batteries.

Ninm is selling the It's OK for an early Kickstarter price of $75, in either pink, white, or navy blue colors (the last of which feels specifically created to evoke the original Sony Walkman TPS-L2). The last one specifically created to revive the original Sony Walkman TPS-L2.

Production on IT'S OKs is set to be completed in November, and the product - retailing at $75 for those who buy as part of the "Kickstarter special" - and shipping in December.

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The it's OK cassette player performs like the walkmans of the old times.

Records will forever be a popular form of listening.

The device will also include a blank tape, considering many people won't have cassettes lying around anymore.

The crowdfunding campaign launch coincides with the original Sony Walkman's 40th birthday on July 1, 1979.

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