Back to the past: audio cassettes are released in Japan again (3 photos)

Until the beginning of the 21st century, compact tapes were one ofmain data carriers. They first appeared in 1963, but then they were pushed out of the market by CDs, and a little later by USB flash drives. However, the manufacturer from Japan, Nagaoka Trading, does not agree with this trend. The brand presented several options for new cassettes.

The assortment of Nagaoka Trading has been replenished with a quartetModels with different recording maximums: CT10, CT20, CT60 and CT90 with 10, 20, 60 and 90 minutes of audio, respectively. All cassettes are designed for 2-sided recordings. On each side exactly half of the specified time is contained. As the manufacturer assures, their products are ideal for recording interviews or radio programs, rewriting CDs or karaoke.

Of course, the sound quality of audio cassettesslightly worse than vinyl records, which received a second youth in the face of music lovers. And yet, these tapes also proved to be popular with listeners who were nostalgic for the former compact players. Even small startups are trying to revive interest in old records, releasing interesting models of portable players. Their brightest representatives are the IT’S OK player with Bluetooth 5.0 and the miniature Elbow.

The cost of new products from Nagaoka Trading varies from 88 to 152 rubles, depending on the duration of the film.