Remember mixtapes? I’m talking about cassette mixtapes we all used to make for our friends or give to adolescent crushes. I can still remember waiting for TLC’s “Waterfalls” to come on JAMN 9.45 so I could snag it from the airwaves and record it through my oversized stereo. Before CDs, jump drives and the Internet, if you wanted to make someone a mixtape you had to put in a bit of effort.
Nobody uses cassette tapes anymore and even burning a CD can seem like a hassle but there’s something nostalgic about a tangible cassette with handwritten track-listing. The people at Milktape bring us a happy medium in the form of a USB cleverly disguised as a blank tape. For $15, Milktape gives you 128 MB of storage space (about 15 songs) so the mixer has to carefully select each song, giving the mix more meaning.
Milktape is a great way to give a personalized modern gift with a retro twist. The great people at Milktape were nice enough to send me a free Milktape casette of my own so I can say firsthand that the impression the hidden USB makes on the gift receiver is worth the $15 alone. Christmas and Hanukkah are only a few months away and I highly suggest picking up a few Milktape cassettes as stocking stuffers.
- Mac and PC compatible
- 128 MB (holds 15 songs average) because everything should be handpicked
- Drag and drop from any folder or iTunes
- Personalize each tape (comes with: 1 blank case cover and 2 blank stickers)