Grace Tape2USB Cassette Converter

by Mark R

I’m sure that some of you are looking at that picture of the cassette recorder and saying: “Is this the coolest gadget that you can find today?” and “What is this, the early eighties?”

However, this product is for those of you who may remember the eighties, who might still have a collection of albums on cassettes that were purchased before the advent of CDs. Some of you probably keep your cassettes around because you don’t have the song on any other media. Of course, you still have to go through the rigmarole of fast-forwarding or rewinding to find your favorite track. What you really need to do is take the songs off the cassette and put them on your iPod.

Fortunately, the Tape2USB is designed to convert those old cassettes into MP3 files. All you need to do is plug it into your computer via USB and use the included Audacity software to edit the cassette-to-audio files.

There is definitely a retro look to the Tape2USB. Notice that all the controls are dials, and there is even an old-school counter with a reset button. Could this be any more old-timey? I’m surprised it even has a USB connector. That’s like putting an iPod dock inside a Model T.

I actually have a pile of cassettes that I could use the Grace Tape2USB for. Perhaps I should get over to the Grace Digital site and lay down $129.99 for it. While I’m at it, I should purchase the Vinylwriter Pico for $99.99, and turn my old vinyl LPs into MP3s. Of course, I wonder how the digital versions of my old favorites will sound when they are converted.


8 reviews or comments

Picasso Says: February 26, 2009 at 6:14 am

Totally uncalled for. If anyone purchasing this gadget has web access, then they don’t NEED this gadget to convert their cassettes into mp3 files period because there is literally no song anymore you can not find on the web no matter how old. The person buying this must be an illiterate lazy@$$ who can’t spend 5 minutes doing what takes 2 minutes to a little kid in school. Seriously, this gadget should be put away where it came from- in the eighties time capsule.

Tony Says: March 4, 2009 at 8:46 am

Not so neither. I have plenty of cassette tapes which have recordings on them which are not available on the net, like privately made ones, language courses, and classical albums which are either difficult to find or don’t come cheap. Think a little before being so dismissive.

J.Barrett Says: November 16, 2009 at 9:25 am

Am desperately trying to find UK stockist for following Grace Products, can anyone help ?

Qty 1 GD1-T2USB Digital Cassette 2 USB Recorder

Qty 1 Vinylwriter BOCA USB 2 PCTurntable with
speakers GD1-VW03

Mike Says: November 28, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Picasso, you appear to be something of a fµckwit. There is plenty of stuff released on tape and LP that is not yet available digitally.

Matt Says: March 8, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Plenty of Audio Recordings of lectures, sermons, interviews. None of it on itunes.

Arturo Says: April 25, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Very nice deck but it does not work wirh Windows 7
where can I get the program for 64 bit system.

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