There used to be a time when a mixtape was the sweetest thing a person could do for his (or her) special someone. If you were alive during those days, you would certainly appreciate the work and time that went into creating a single mixtape, not the least of which was selecting and recording the most meaningful songs onto side A and side B.
Some of you might be too young to fully grasp the mixtape concept, but if you are of the right age, you’re probably reminiscing at this point.
Now what if you could somehow bring back the mixtape, and not in the form of a CD?
I suppose some guys at MakerBot have been feeling nostalgic in recent times, so they have decided to revive the mixtape, albeit in a slightly altered format. Practically no one has a tape deck anymore today, so the traditional cassette mixtape will not work anyway.
Enter the MakerBot Mixtape.
This mixtape looks just like a cassette tape, except that it is actually a custom-made mp3 player. Now how awesome is that? Modern technology fused with a not-so-modern concept!
The MakerBot Mixtape can even be made in your own home, provided that you have a 3D printer. That is not a small issue, I suppose, as many of us may not have the resources to purchase a 3D printer just to create a MakerBot Mixtape.1
The alternative is more affordable and convenient, as I doubt you will be making MakerBot Mixtapes every single day (unless you start a business, which may or may not be legit). You can order a pre-printed MakerBot Mixtape for $39, nothing to scoff at but not too expensive either.
When plugged into your computer, the pre-printed MakerBot Mixtape will show up as a mass storage device, so it is a simple matter of dragging and dropping music files that you want to be included in your modern-day mixtape.
Check it out.
I am pretty sure this is a good way to score points. Just make sure there’s no Bieber in there.
- Then again, some people would say that nothing is too expensive for their precious. [↩]