Music is my first love and as someone who grew up in the 80’s, much of my childhood music memories existed on cheaply made, cheaply sold, and always handy cassette tapes. But if you’re anything like me, you don’t have as much as a CD player in your house, let alone a cassette deck, so what happens to all those songs you recorded off the radio in 2nd grade? Well now your problem is solved with the aptly named Cassette to iPod Converter. Unlike converters in the past, this one doesn’t require you to first transfer the music from the cassette on to your computer. All you do is pop 2 AA batteries into this open-faced walkman, and the device allows you to convert music from your favorite tapes into MP3 files, directly onto the iPod or iPhone of your choice. No tape deck- no problem. You can listen to all the hair metal songs of yesteryear by plugging in headphones and pressing play without even having to dock it, or by plugging it’s audio output into a stereo system. Rather convert it to a computer? As long as you’re running Windows 7, XP, or Vista, or have a Mac you’re good to go with the help of the included software. The converter has a lifetime guarantee and is available for purchase here for $80.