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Cassette tapes get an iPod connection -- as a holder

Canadian firm Contexture Design is selling the 45nano, which is a tape with one side hollowed out to fit an iPod Nano

August 11, 2009|David Colker

Nostalgic for cassette tapes but love the convenience of iPods?

Now you can have them both in one product.

A pair of Canadian designers are recycling cassette tapes into iPod cases.

Called the 45 Nano, it appears to be a normal, unrecorded cassette on one side. But flip it over and you'll find a hollowed-out area that fits the latest iPod Nano.

The designers -- Nathan Lee and Trevor Coghill of Contexture Design -- also put in some cushioning foam and a plastic sleeve to protect the iPod, while still making it possible to work the touch-wheel.

At the company website, www.contexture.ca, the case is available for $45 Canadian (about $41.35 U.S.).

Buyers can choose from several different brand-name cassettes (remember the hiss they added to recordings?).

The company says the 45 Nano is made "according to Contexture's philosophy of using recycled and re-purposed materials." Yes, baby boomers, it has come to the point where the pop culture of your youth is being re-purposed.

Maybe the 45 Nano is just the thing for listening to old Journey albums. But you have to supply your own hiss.

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david.colker@latimes.com

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