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Scosche® deckedOUT - Universal Cassette Adapter

Scosche® deckedOUT - Universal Cassette Adapter

Item: 867442    Model: PCA1/IUCAC

Scosche® deckedOUT - Universal Cassette Adapter
4.0stars
( 82 reviews)
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  • Universal Cassette Adapter for iPod & MP3 players
  • Play your iPod, iPhone, MP3, CD and other audio players through any stereo with a cassette deck
  • Provides a static free audio connection
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Universal Cassette Adapter for iPod & MP3 playersPlay your iPod, iPhone, MP3, CD and other audio players through any stereo with a cassette deckProvides a static free audio connectionUniversal Cassette AdapterUniversal Cassette Adapter for iPod & MP3 playersPlay your iPod, iPhone, MP3, CD and other audio players through any stereo with a cassette deckProvides a static free audio connectionScosche® deckedOUT - Universal Cassette Adapter15.49USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0391741_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0391741_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0391741/Scosche-deckedOUT-Universal-Cassette-Adapter/product_867442
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Scosche® deckedOUT - Universal Cassette Adapter
 
3.8

(based on 82 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (32)
  • Good audio (25)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Durable (13)

Cons

  • Poor design (4)
  • Unreliable (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (22)
  • Travel (17)
  • Commuting (15)
  • Car (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (17), Budget shopper (14), Midrange shopper (11), Business professional (10), Audiophile (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (54)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (64), Yes (6)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Can't believe what I was missing out on!

Over the years, I had only owned one cassette adapter, and it was atrocious... the audio was actually OUT OF PHASE, so I never bothered with them again. Recently, my trusty...Read complete review

Over the years, I had only owned one cassette adapter, and it was atrocious... the audio was actually OUT OF PHASE, so I never bothered with them again. Recently, my trusty FM transmitter (that was just a few months old) developed major audio issues, so I had to replace it. I actually bought a SCOSCHE transmitter that worked very well, but then I read up on the quality difference between FM transmitters and cassette adapters. Given my previous experience, I was shocked to read that people actually preferred cassette adapters when an AUX input wasn't available.

Since STAPLES has such a generous return policy (and the cassette adapter was half the price of the transmitter), I decided to give it a try. I could NOT believe the HUGE difference it made! With my FM transmitters, I always had to turn my radio all the way up and leave the iPod at max volume to get even an acceptable sound level. The SCOSCHE transmitter was a slight improvement over what I had, but with the cassette adapter, not only is the sound MUCH clearer than with the transmitter, I can leave the iPod at 3/4 volume and I still don't have to max out the volume on the radio. This leaves me some "crank it up" room on both if needed.

The only downside I can see to using a cassette adapter is that it's not silent like an FM transmitter. I'm not saying I hear it all the time, but of course every time I get in the car and turn on the radio, I hear the tape deck start up, so it's a lot like listening to an endless cassette rather than having the silence of a CD player. I can sometimes hear the soft clicking of the mechanism between songs or when listening to quiet music and stopped at a traffic light, etc. It's definitely not noisy, but I'm aware of the mechanism, which of course doesn't happen with CD. That's a very minor gripe, and the huge improvement in sound quality is well worth it. I would definitely ditch this thing if I was able to plug directly into my car's stereo system, though.

The only other thing that bothers me is the flimsy wire going from the headphone plug to the adapter. It's plenty long, and I worry that one day I'm either going to yank it right out of the adapter or snap it in half if it gets wrapped around something. I definitely need to wrap up the slack and maybe fashion some sort of strain relief for it, but it does the job for now. I saw an adapter made by MONSTER that had a much more durable cable, but it was twice the price of this one, and that thick cable probably would have bothered me as much as the thin one on this unit. Just wasn't worth the extra cost, so I guess I have to be careful with this one.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Cassette adapter

Doesn't work right away sometimes. Like when I first use it in the morning it doesn't work as if it needs to warm up or or something. The sound quality is decent for the...Read complete review

Doesn't work right away sometimes. Like when I first use it in the morning it doesn't work as if it needs to warm up or or something. The sound quality is decent for the price. All around okay, but I'd recommend spending a little more on a better design if you're planning on using it for a long period of time. The design for this one doesn't seem like it will be reliable in a couple months. The positive is that the cable is a good size in length so you do not have to worry about that with this particular product.

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5.0

Love this!

By Bobbi

from CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Scosche® deckedOUT - Universal Cassette Adapter:

I've got an older car that does not allow me to connect my phone to play music. With this device I am able to listen to music stored on my phone or streaming from the internet.

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5.0

Cassette Adapter

By Michelle

from San Juan Capistrano, Ca.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Scosche® deckedOUT - Universal Cassette Adapter:

I'm so excited about this purchase. It's priced just right. It works to perfection. And I can even answer a phone call through my radio! Love it!

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3.0

Not good sound wise

By Rach

from Maryland

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Scosche® deckedOUT - Universal Cassette Adapter:

It clicks when playing through the sound system. Cheap but only ok. Not worth the money

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1.0

Broke within an hour

By Should have known better

from Ridgefield? CT

Verified Buyer

Comments about Scosche® deckedOUT - Universal Cassette Adapter:

Piece of junk I am returning it tomorrow.

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5.0

Scosche® deckedOUT - Universal Cassette

By Sandy

from Huntersville, NC

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Scosche® deckedOUT - Universal Cassette Adapter:

The Scosche® deckedOUT - Universal Cassette Adapter is a necessity for playing media from a smart phone in older cars or boom box types of play back equipment. It is great for playing Pandora or down loaded music to I pods or music file of a smart phone. Just plug into the headphone jack, load into the cassette slot..and enjoy the music or media you are capturing. I had been looking for such a device and this is perfect. Very inexpensive for older cars or equipment. The new cars had the USB ports built in for streaming from smart devices.

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