If you are my age (erm… 29 and holding!!!), you probably have a bunch of old LPs and cassette tapes that hold music that means a lot to you. Some of it may not even be available on iTunes or even on a cd. If you’d like to have this music in mp3 format, check out the ion U RECORD device. Simply connect the U RECORD to your computer (works with Windows XP and Vista and Mac OS X 10.4 or higher) with the included usb cable, connect your turntable or cassette player directly to the U RECORD with RCA connectors, and import your music directly to iTunes. The U RECORD has a pre-amp, so you don’t need any other home stereo equipment. Included software says it will even help you edit out noise. It’s $49.95 directly from ion; they also have a list of retailers that sell ion products. You can even buy it at Amazon.com and on QVC for $39.72. Give yourself a gift this holiday!
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