These days, the term "mix tape" really refers to a compilation of downloaded MP3 songs on a CD or flash disk. Thanks to the Thanko Cassette Mate, however, mix tapes are being given back their true meaning.
The Thanko Cassette Mate will convert any old tape you have lying around and convert the audio into MP3s. Simply put one into this throwback gadget, plug it into the computer and you're good to go. Sure, the music will still be in digital format, but at least it came from an actual tape, which makes the "mix tape" pretty legit, right?
Tapes may have died but it wasn't that long ago, so it's likely that people still have some tapes lying around. With the Thanko Cassette Mate, these forgotten musical devices just might make a comeback.