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GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter

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Product Highlights
  • Create MP3s from Your Favorite Tapes
  • USB or Battery Power
  • Plug & Play Operation
  • Conversion Software
  • Play, Fast-Forward & Rewind Tapes
  • Auto Reverse
  • Headphone Jack & Volume Control

The USB Cassette to MP3 Converter from GGI connects to your computer to create MP3 files out of cassettes, allowing you to dust off that box of tapes and revitalize your collection. All those great – yet outmoded and linear – Prince albums, Grateful Dead bootlegs, and ninth-grade mix tapes will find new life on your iPod, computer, or car stereo. Transfer the old classics to the current medium so you can load them on any device and share them with friends.

The plug-and-play USB Cassette to MP3 Converter comes with Windows software that walks you through the conversion process. There you can select the bit rate of the MP3 files you're creating.

Sporting the familiar shape of a portable cassette player, the USB Cassette to MP3 Converter includes all the standard playback-control buttons of a classic Walkman as well as a volume-control dial. There's a standard 3.5mm jack for your headphones and a slot for batteries in case you want to take those tapes out on a jog before you get around to converting them. Or just power the device via USB.

Note! Headphones and batteries not included.

USB output for converting analog audio from the cassette to digital MP3 files
Plug-and-play compatible
Includes tape converter software (Windows-only) to guide you through the transfer
Cassette deck plays tapes, with fast-forward, rewind, and auto-reverse functions
Rotary volume control
Powered by USB or batteries (batteries not included)
3.5mm headphone jack
Outputs USB
3.5mm headphone jack
GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter
  • Conversion Software CD
  • USB Cable
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    GGIUSB Cassette to MP3 Converter
     
    3.4

    (based on 36 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    79%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (19)
    • Easy to use (10)
    • Simple controls (9)
    • Good sound quality (7)
    • Compact (5)

    Cons

    • Poor sound quality (4)

    Best Uses

    • Home use (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (13), Tech savvy (6), Gearhead (4), Traveler (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (32)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Surprising Results

    Thanks for this opportunity to share my experience. This thing performs very easily, and I actually made a recording of a cassette the first try. However, not being familiar with Audacity, I...Read complete review

    Thanks for this opportunity to share my experience. This thing performs very easily, and I actually made a recording of a cassette the first try. However, not being familiar with Audacity, I failed to go any further with it. I was testing and trying to figure out the icons. After a few recordings, I soon learned what had to be done when a friend prompted me with a couple of basics.

    I have done four CD's that play wonderfully in my Bose stereo car unit. I got this to preserve some of my own material from cassette and make some editions to play on the modern CD equipment.

    It is as one reviewer said, built of plastic, but if handled carefully will perform quite well. I actually dropped it on the floor (accidently) but it survived to work great.

    Why four stars? For me, it was the motor audio tone (+/- 800 Hz never measured) that was getting into the audio during times that it should have been quiet. I admit trying to correct the problem, but I could not get it apart. I got as far as peeking inside, but I was breaking tiny sections of plastic so I gave up. I thought that the motor should have a capacitor across the power wires. If it already does, then it could be the wrong value, or the motor buzz is inductively coupled by the play heads.

    Tape play "wow" was within levels satisfying to me. The only thing I can suggest is to keep the waveform "tight" between songs using the audacity editing. I preferred as a beginner, to play the music back, stop playback at the songs conclusion, use the "I" edit bar, and place it just in front of the next song. Then, I would drag it back (highlight) to the time of the sound end of the previous selection. Then, I would press "delete" on the computer keyboard. My time lapse between songs was usually less than one second. If you keep the edit "tight", you will barely notice the motor buzz or tone.

    I guess that just about covers my experience with this product. Upon checking, I did not export digital as MP3, I used MWAV (windows files). Maybe later.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Piece of trash -didn't work, very flimsy

    I bought this product to play cassettes and also to transfer them to my computer. Right out of the box I was struck by how flimsy this product is. I used their batteries,...Read complete review

    I bought this product to play cassettes and also to transfer them to my computer. Right out of the box I was struck by how flimsy this product is. I used their batteries, and a number of new batteries, and at best it would rewind/fast forward *very slowly* and pressing PLAY did nothing or played super slowly. The battery compartment is INSIDE the tape player (i.e. you have to remove the tape to put the batteries in) and the whole thing felt like it was so poorly made. I returned it and bought a regular walkman-style player elsewhere. With a 3.5mm male-to-male cable (which you can buy for about $5) and Audacity (free s/w) I record my tapes to my mac easily. You don't need a special tape player (and definitely not THIS one!) This product is much cheaper than others like it -- there's a reason for that. I would NOT recommend this product to anyone.

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    5.0

    Tapes

    By Adam

    from Canada

    Comments about GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter:

    Can I also just use this to listen to my old cassette tapes on like a walkway.

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    4.0

    Does the job it is supposed to do

    By Von Ludwig

    from Flowery Branch GA

    About Me Drummer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Audio

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Entertainment

      Comments about GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter:

      Great for preserving my old band recordings from the 70's. Simple to capture on computer and works as advertised.The best way to go for the least amount of money.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Surprising Results

      By Harmony2

      from Ashland, Maine

      About Me Licensed Radio Amateur, Like music, Play Music, Practical, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • Good Audio
      • Inexpensive
      • lightweight
      • Performs Well

      Cons

      • Motor Buzz Or Noise
      • Not Durable
      • Wished It Metal Case

      Best Uses

      • Converting Cassettes
      • Digitizing Analog
      • DJ / Mixing
      • Entertainment

      Comments about GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter:

      Thanks for this opportunity to share my experience. This thing performs very easily, and I actually made a recording of a cassette the first try. However, not being familiar with Audacity, I failed to go any further with it. I was testing and trying to figure out the icons. After a few recordings, I soon learned what had to be done when a friend prompted me with a couple of basics.

      I have done four CD's that play wonderfully in my Bose stereo car unit. I got this to preserve some of my own material from cassette and make some editions to play on the modern CD equipment.

      It is as one reviewer said, built of plastic, but if handled carefully will perform quite well. I actually dropped it on the floor (accidently) but it survived to work great.

      Why four stars? For me, it was the motor audio tone (+/- 800 Hz never measured) that was getting into the audio during times that it should have been quiet. I admit trying to correct the problem, but I could not get it apart. I got as far as peeking inside, but I was breaking tiny sections of plastic so I gave up. I thought that the motor should have a capacitor across the power wires. If it already does, then it could be the wrong value, or the motor buzz is inductively coupled by the play heads.

      Tape play "wow" was within levels satisfying to me. The only thing I can suggest is to keep the waveform "tight" between songs using the audacity editing. I preferred as a beginner, to play the music back, stop playback at the songs conclusion, use the "I" edit bar, and place it just in front of the next song. Then, I would drag it back (highlight) to the time of the sound end of the previous selection. Then, I would press "delete" on the computer keyboard. My time lapse between songs was usually less than one second. If you keep the edit "tight", you will barely notice the motor buzz or tone.

      I guess that just about covers my experience with this product. Upon checking, I did not export digital as MP3, I used MWAV (windows files). Maybe later.

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      • No

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      4.0

      works

      By tk

      from New York

      Comments about GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter:

      Does it job. Converted a few tapes. Worked fine. I already use Audacity.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Have been unable to use the device

      By MadCityDidi

      from Madison, WI

      About Me Gearhead

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Usb Drivers Won't Load

        Best Uses

          Comments about GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter:

          When plugging the device into a computer, the USB drivers fail to load and it won't get recognized by the Audacity software, or the operating system. The tape player works fine and is quite audible with a headset. I simply can't use it for its intended purpose of recording to mp3. I would have to do it "over the air" which I could have done with any tape player. This was a waste of money.

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          4.0

          GGI cassette converter

          By Bruce

          from central wisconsin

          About Me Gearhead

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Controls
          • Economical
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Home Use
            • Portable

            Comments about GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter:

            Works great to transfer cassettes to MP3. Came with Audacity which has worked well to save and work with files. One thing that could improve this would be to run audio through a sound board to improve the depth of the audio while recording. Auto reverse on this will let you record both sides without intervention.....but set a timer if you walk away or you will have multiple copies! LOL. Connects with a USB cable, therefore, no batteries necessary. Ear phones included. Would recommend this to a friend.

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            • No

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            3.0

            not so easy

            By scorekeeper

            from phx,az

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nice Piece Of Equipment

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter:

            not enough instructions , very blan directions. a lot of options. with no direction.

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            5.0

            Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for.

            By Flinds

            from Michigan

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Controls
            • Good Sound Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter:

                I am a teacher and was looking for an inexpensive way to transfer my cassette recordings of books on tape to mp3 format for use with devices in my classroom. This product recorded things quickly and was very simple to set up and use. The recording quality is great.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Like It

                By otos

                from Chaparral, NM

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Sound Quality
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Use

                  Comments about GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter:

                  was able to listen to my old music

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great Price, Great Product

                  By Angelic Photographer

                  from Chicago

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy Controls
                  • Good Sound Quality
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy Casing

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter:

                    I am a professional photographer and videographer. I used this for a client who asked me to convert a cassette recording of her wedding from 1971. It was very easy to use and the tape was not at all damaged (a concern of hers considering the age of the tape). My only complaint: it requires a specific software to edit the recording. And the disc it came with was not compatible with my mac. I had to find a website from which to download the software. But once that was done, it was smooth sailing. I was very pleased with how affordable the product was and how easy it was to use. I recommend this, especially for those working with a limited budget.

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Needs Better Software

                    By Doc

                    from District Heights, MD

                    About Me Gearhead, Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Complicated Controls
                    • Flimsy Casing

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Use

                    Comments about GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter:

                    Hi. This product, which works if used correctly, leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to user friendly instructions, and I am a technology specialist. I did not like the software which came with the device, however, once I figured it out, it worked and I do recommend the product.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Works as advertised

                    By Irish Maverick

                    from Minneapolis

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy Controls
                    • Good price
                    • Ok Sound After Bass Added

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Transfer Cassette To Mp3

                      Comments about GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter:

                      I have now recorded 18 cassettes to MP3 and then to CD using the USB connection and all has gone well. The online video tutorial helped a lot as audacity is a complex program. Having fun adjusting the recordings using the tools in audacity. I generally need to increase the bass a bit for the recording to sound really good. All in all, I'm satisfied with my purchase.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Good product

                      By Ting

                      from Rochester, NY

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy Controls
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Use

                        Comments about GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter:

                        * on time shipment
                        * features as advertised
                        * easy to use

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                        • No

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                        1.0

                        Poor Sound Quality

                        By saxtang

                        from St Pete Beach, FL

                        About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Poor Sound Quality

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter:

                            The converter produces an unacceptable quality MP3, full of distortions and noise. Listening to the original file through the Converter's head phone jack confirms that the original is very high quality.

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                            3.0

                            Good converter glitchy software

                            By AJ the Organizer

                            from Indianapolis, IN

                            About Me Employed Full Time, Partial Geek, Practical

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy Controls
                            • Good Sound Quality
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Software Glitchy

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Use

                            Comments about GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter:

                            Product used to transfer audio cassette to pc, then to my mp3 player. Functions well, but the software has a little glitch that ended a session right when I was about to save the information. So I did the project again and it let me save the 2nd round of attempts. hardware worked fine, software needs a little more sold programing to avoid glitching.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Works like a charm

                            By Monk

                            from Storrs CT

                            About Me Practical

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy Controls
                            • Good Sound Quality
                            • Just What I Wantedworks
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Complicated Controls

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Use

                            Comments about GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter:

                            I use it home to listen to old tapes I made years ago.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Perfect for what I wanted to do.

                            By Bill

                            from Fort Collins, CO

                            About Me Sentimental Old Fogie

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy Controls
                            • Good Sound Quality
                            • Lightweight
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Archiving Obsolete Media
                              • Home Use

                              Comments about GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter:

                              My goal was to save precious personally recorded conversations and music. It was perfect for that application but gave me the bonus of having a nice portable tape player that works with all my old cassettes. The software that came with it was something that I had already downloaded from open source, but it is easy to use and export my files in mp3 format.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              1st class operation

                              By Bret

                              from Columbus, OH.

                              About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy Controls
                              • Good Sound Quality
                              • Lightweight
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Use

                                Comments about GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter:

                                Great product. Worked flawlessly.

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                                • No

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                                1.0

                                This Item Is A Toy

                                By Pete

                                from Blue Bell, PA

                                About Me Gearhead

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor Sound Quality

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter:

                                    I bought this item to transfer my old cassettes to CD's. The quality of the playback was so poor that the device was unusable.

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                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    GGI MP3 Converter Review

                                    By Heritage Professional

                                    from Toronto, Canada

                                    About Me Heritage Consultant

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Good Sound
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Directions
                                    • Software

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Use

                                    Comments about GGI USB Cassette to MP3 Converter:

                                    I ordered the GGI converter and wasn't sure what to expect. I had used the larger units in the past and didn't know if this one would be less reliable or cheaper in quality. In the end, the device itself was quite good and easy to use. The directions and software, however, were challenging and took us a while to figure out. It seems like the software is freeware and isn't designed for this particular product so that is likely where the confusion lies. The quality of the audio recording in the end was good and we were pleased with the product.

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