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apr 27, 2010

dadahack: TAP3


developed by london and stockholm based design and musical duo dadahack, ‘ TAP3’ is a custom-made mp3 playing cassette. it can be used as a personal music player by plugging in your headphones to the device, and can be loaded with more music via a mini USB. alternatively, it also functions as a cassette when played in a standard tape deck.

video explaining the usage of ‘TAP3’

the device uses lithium-ion battery which can be charged through its mini USB connection

‘TAP3’ is hand-finished with a yellow stripe. the sleeve is inkjet printed, scored and hand cut. meanwhile, the outer case is made from 100% recycled polypropylene in scarborough.

‘TAP3’ with 2 SD-card and outer cover

made in limited quantity, the ‘TAP3’ device comes with the dadahack album pre-loaded on a custom 2gb SD-card.

  • Irrelevant.

    Matt W says:
  • what is a “tapedeck” ?

    no seriously, anyone still got one of those noise dispensers?

    cj says:
  • need one!

    L says:
  • I still have one (two actually, three if you count my 4-track). I think the best use would be in the car. I know at least a few ppl who haven’t upgraded their auto-audio.

    Urny says:
  • Can it be recharged by rewinding with a pencil or playing in a casette recorder? 😀

    Misho says:
  • Don’t write off tape just yet . . .
    I predict a resurgence of tape (esp. 4/8 track reel-to-reel) in a few years time that will rival the current resurgence of vinyl records.

    This is actually quite a neat device as it is closer to the true essence of multi-format – your can share your music via the card & your music can be listened to using a variety of devices;

    USB connection to home theatre;
    USB connection to PC;
    USB connection to Car audio;

    and when you are driving your mum’s old car, that still has the factory fitted cassette deck you can still enjoy your tunes.

    The only real problem with this idea is that someone will pick it up and insist on replacing the wired connections with BLUETOOTH which will make it completely unfit for the real problem it solves – making sounds available on legacy devices that still function.

    Gerard says:
  • where can i buy it…im in mexico…?????? 🙂
    anyone knows 🙂

    juan guerrero says:
  • This is a fantastic device! I love the old and new technology mix.

    mike.seoul says:

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