MP3 Cassette Works on Kinetic Charge – Finger Spin

nvrd-10This is obviously a concept but it is totally cool and green too! 🙂

For those of you that remember tapes you’ll recognise the choices of storage: 45 minutes, 60 minutes, or 90 minutes.

The higher the number, the more songs you can fit on the flash-based player.

The device has a flip-out USB connector for transferring songs, along with a sliding button along the bottom of the tape that works Play and Stop.

For skipping tracks you shove your finger inside the left tape spool and twist to fast forward and rewind current songs.

The little display in between the spools shows elapsed track time and there’s a light to show you the charge status of the thing.

Talking about charging: This is done via kinetic charging.

Spin the right side tape spool with your finger to recharge the battery.

This concept comes from designers Stefano Pertegato, Massimiliano Rampoldi, Eloisa Tolu, Francesco Schiraldi, and Giovanni Mendini.

They just need to make it a tad smaller – just like a real C90 🙂


Finger Power Works The Tape via CrunchGear