The shoebox full of tapes in my dad's basement is about to see new life, thanks to the Tape Express exclusively available at Urban Outfitters. The device converts old cassette tapes to MP3s, and is powered by either two AA batteries or a USB connection. Plugging the Tape Express into your computer opens the preloaded software, and helps you turn each track on an old tape into an iTunes-compatible MP3 file. There's even an audio output for headphones or a speaker connection.
The Tape Express retails for $80; the immense joy you'll get upon listening to that mixed tape your boyfriend made you in seventh grade is priceless.