New cassette player aims to resurge tape culture

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Vinyl is a medium that’s always had a fan base regardless of the emergence of CDs and digital music. A combination of nostalgic romance and modern concepts like the smart turnable (which digitises the medium via Spotify streaming and internet sharing) and a service turning MP3s into wax show just how much the medium is cherished. But the trusty old tape has been less fortunate and banished to the attic for most. Elbow is hoping to change that. Designed by Lithuanian audiovisual design outfit BrainMonk, Elbow's incredibly minimal design eradicates all the housing of traditional players and clips over the cassette. Mechanically it’s…

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