Bluetooth cassette for dashboard calls

The retro fascination continues.

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Apparently the nostalgia bug has a stronger grip on people than we'd thought, at least where the cassette tape is concerned.

Only a few weeks ago we posted an item about an MP3 player disguised as one of the old-school cartridges, complete with USB port, memory card slot, and headphone jack. Now we learn of the "Flexii Bluetooth Cassette Adapter," which can be used to connect wirelessly to a mobile headset, media player, or even a PC.

There are plenty of other Bluetooth devices that can provide the same kind of function, but this one is designed to actually slide into the cassette slot in the dash. Which makes us wonder if there's another reason it was invented: For surreptitious use by drivers in places that have banned phone use behind the wheel.

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