This Turntable Converts Records into Digital Music Files

If you have a lot of vinyl records lying around that you wish you could listen to on your smartphone or speakers, now you can convert those oldies (but goodies) into digital music files. All you need is the ION Max LP Black conversion turntable.

To convert records to digital files, simply use the USB cable to connect the turntable to your computer. The included software will then walk you through the steps to get the process started. You can also use the 1/8″ auxiliary input to convert other sources, such as cassette tapes, into digital files as well. The software will automatically separate the tracks into individual files. The built-in stereo speakers also let you listen to those records on the spot.

That’s how easy it is to bring your analog tunes into the 21st century. Get the Conversion Turntable with Stereo Speakers for just $65.99 in the Technabob Shop, a 34% savings off of the original price.

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100+ Years of National Geographic Fits on a Pocket Hard Drive

I firmly believe in digital formats, and as such, I actually haven’t had a TV in a decade. I’ve had plenty of high-resolution computer monitors though, and I guess they will be great to read all of the National Geographic issues that have been printed from 1888 through 2009.

nat geo hard drive

That’s over 120 years of magazines on a 160 GB drive. Now that’s efficient, because I can’t see anyone dragging crates and crates of print magazines anywhere these days. The scans even include the ads. That must be interesting as well, especially if you go back to the early years. There’s a bonus DVD with some guides, and how the issues were created.

That HD doesn’t come cheap though. You’ll have to spend $199.95 at the National Geographic store in order to get it with all of the goodies. There’s also no word on when it will be updated to include content from the last three years.

[via Ubergizmo]