Cassette Tape Player By Elbow

With the unexpected resurgence of vinyl records, a technology onced deemed obsolete, it should come to no surprise that cassette tapes could see a similar resurrection. Although it has not yet happened, one company has created a prototype cassette playback method sure to bring cassettes back to the forefront.

The Elbow Cassette Tape player is a device that uses a single pulley to drive the tape, and an optical sensor to track the speed. The device is combined with a bi-axial arm and control wheel; its sleek design leaves most of the cassette exposed, which is a pretty neat from an aesthetic perspective.

The Elbow player uses a standard 3.5mm headphone plug, so you won’t have to worry about buying a new set of headphones. It also charges via mini-USB which also doubles as a way to transfer music from the cassette to a computer.

Just when you thought you could throw away your old cassettes, in comes the Elbow tape player, a device that stands a great chance at giving tapes new life.