Ion U-Record. Attach this puppy to your computer USB port, join some cables from your turntable or tape deck to the audio inputs and start converting your vinyl or tape material to MP3. The box has its own preamp and the package comes with EZ Vinyl Converter and Audacity to make those pops, crackles and hisses disappear. Stop being a retro has-been and move into the glorious digital future promised to us in all the prophesies. $49.99.
The U Record USB music archive system lets you easily convert your favorite records and tapes to MP3 format using your turntable or tape player and computer. Simply connect U Record to your computer with the included USB cable and the rest is easy. Use the included software to record your music, then transfer it to your iPod or other personal media player. U Record features standard RCA inputs for quick connection of tape decks, CD or MP3 players. A built-in preamp takes the guesswork out of recording from a turntable by eliminating the need to attach the turntable to a stereo system for recording. Just connect your audio device and computer to U Record and you’re ready to preserve your music digitally!