The iRecorder, An iPhone Speaker Styled Like a 1980s Cassette Player

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Remember back when a button was a button, and not a skeuomorphic touch-screen fake complete with drop shadows and gradients? Me too. Back in the 1980s and beyond, kids had tougher fingers thanks to all the button-pushing that went on, not like the kids of today with their weak twiglets which threaten to snap if they squeeze their in–0line remote’s play/pause “button” too hard.

Which is my way of saying that you can keep your pathetic modern-day children from playing any music by simply loading your iPhone into this retro-tastic iRecorder.

Of course, there’s more to this than just teaching your underdeveloped kids a lesson in physics – the iRecorder also delivers a healthy dose of nostalgia. The iPhone sits inside and hooks up via jack, those buttons really do work, and there’s a pull-out handle for carrying it. Power comes from 3xAAA batteries or a microUSB port. And that’s it. Keep the 40-something in your life very happy by buying them this sweet $50 throwback.

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