Nostalgia meets technology in the newest version of Mixxtape; the revolutionary cassette tape re-engineered into a high-resolution lossless music player is now available on PAULTHINGS. This incredible invention by Paul Burns allows users to play music via Bluetooth and wired headphones – and it even works as a legit cassette in a boombox or Walkman. Yes, way.
The cassette redux looks precisely like a cassette, including the retro see-through design, but is remastered with new tech, providing a listening experience not found anywhere else. It features high-resolution lossless audio support and is Bluetooth-compatible. The cassette also offers the user a high-definition touchscreen, headphone jack, USB-C port, 8GB of internal memory expandable up to 512GB using a microSD card, a rechargeable battery with up to 7 hours of nonstop use, and multi-language support.
“Mixxtape is all about providing a rich listening experience that’s meaningful and memorable,” Paul said. “Obviously, streaming is very convenient, but it also makes music more passive – an uncomfortably familiar loop of listening-without-listening to one-off songs. However, the nostalgia and tactile attributes of Mixxtape provide a human familiarity, almost like a living thing. Would you rather get a hand-addressed, lovingly stamped, personal birthday card with a thoughtful note – or an e-card? To me, the human experience matters.”
Mixxtape was created by merging modern technology and the familiar craftsmanship of a classic item. As the inventor challenges the preconceptions of art and design, forgotten products can be reborn into contemporary products. “The cassette tape is an iconic medium, steeped in musical history, that people can feel, handle, and experience – Mixxtape brings back that allure in its own technolstagic way.”
The release of the latest version of Mixxtape comes as nostalgia reaches a new high, with cassette tape sales doubling from 2020 to 2021 and further exceeding that trend in 2022. Contemporary artists are capitalizing on the cassette trend, including Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Jay-Z, Olivia Rodrigo, and many more.
Mixxtape was first developed in 2013 and has since undergone various version updates. The second generation was an instant hit; becoming one of Kickstarter’s top projects, raising more than 1200% in funding and reaching customers in over 60 countries. The third generation became a top 10 finalist at the 2019 CES Last Gadget Standing Competition.
“It’s time we press rewind, literally, on the way we consume music, elevating the experience from one you simply listen to, to the one you can feel,” concludes Paul.
To place an order, visit paulthings.com.
About Paul Burns:
Paul Burns is an inventor and entrepreneur who grew up in the 80s when cassettes were all the rage and is reimagining this technology to provide an immersive experience that even streaming sites can’t offer. PAULTHINGS was founded to help Paul further his vision and to be a platform where he shares his inventions. Mixxtape is the first of many new inventions he plans to release.