Brando goes a little retro with the USB Cassette MP3 Player

If you still have a car with a cassette player, the USB Cassette MP3 Player from Brando looks like an easy way to bring new life to an old school gadget. It looks like a cassette tape, but it’s really an MP3 player with an SD card slot. Fill an SD card with your tunes, pop it in this player and then insert the player into your car’s cassette deck to enjoy music through your car’s stereo speakers. Nice! Earbuds can be used to listen normally and it also does double duty as an SD card reader.

[Via GadgetReview]

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8 comments… add one
  • thenikjones March 8, 2010, 3:56 pm

    Seems a waste of money. Why not spend $10 on a cassette-to-3.5mm adaptor and use your existing MP3 player – which is what I do every day to listen to my iPod Touch in my car.

  • Jackie Cheng March 8, 2010, 5:58 pm

    I’ve read somewhere that the internal battery doesn’t charge inside the car deck player. So when the battery runs out, you have to charge it up again before using it in the car.

  • Damian March 9, 2010, 8:06 am

    I saw a product like this on the market about 10 years ago!

  • Lee June 22, 2010, 11:44 pm

    Now if this charged from the cassette gears spinning, we’d be gettin’ somewhere. You could also make it skip to the next song if you pressed fast forward on the cassette player.

  • Ryan August 23, 2013, 1:10 am

    can you actually play this in a Walkman?

  • Ricardo June 5, 2014, 4:24 pm

    didn’t work in my car.
    do I have to create a specific folder for it to work?

  • Michael February 21, 2016, 7:44 am

    Can this MP3 player stop playback when you press STOP button of your tape deck (a sort of motion/spinning detection), or do you have to press buttons on the player itself or use the remote control?

    • Julie Strietelmeier February 21, 2016, 9:02 am

      This wasn’t a review, so I don’t have any details about this product. Also this is a 6 year old news post, so also doubt Brando is still selling this mp3 player.

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