eTape: Awesome Retro Future Cassette Media Player

The word “Retro” has become somewhat of a symbol for awesomeness. We use it whenever we find something that takes us back to the great times that we will forever have etched in our memories. And let me tell you, there are a lot of things out there that are retro. Take the Nintendo NES for example. Pretty much every game ever released for it is considered by us to have that retro cool feel about it.

However, this new little gadget from designer Song Han Xin has surely taken the retro feel concept to a new and higher level. It has been dubbed the “eTape,” and it is an awesomely inspiring little touch screen cassette tape shaped media player that will make your iPod look stupid and old. Don’t we all want to be cool with our gadgets? Well, this one certainly will make you cool. No exceptions.

It features pretty much the same functions as an iPod; however, with the slight difference that it is small enough to fit in your old cassette casings. Yeah, that’s right! Recycling baby! For once, we get to whip out those awesome cassette jewel cases and marvel at their bulky structure and their squeaky noise when opened. If that isn’t enough of a reason to get one of these, I don’t know what is. Imagine having lunch over at Sandy’s and pulling out one of these from your bag. The coolness is instant. No doubt about it!