Mar 26, 2009 7:48 PM
Records were groovy and tapes were chill, but now they're both obsolete. So what's a girl to do with those sixth grade mix tapes and her mom's Grass Roots records? If she's smart, she'll buy an Ion Portable USB Turntable ($130). This snazzy gadget works as a basic record player, but it also connects to your comp via USB. Just plug and play from your computer—or transfer files to your music library using free EX Vinyl Converter Software (it even labels your tunes!) A line input jack also allows you to connect other media, like cassettes, to the turntable for similar importing and listening.