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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
( 92 reviews)
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  • Cable length: 4.5'
  • Plug type: 3.5 mm
  • Compatible with any stereo with a cassette player
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Cable length: 4.5'Plug type: 3.5 mmCompatible with any stereo with a cassette playerUniversal Cassette AdapterCable length: 4.5'Plug type: 3.5 mmCompatible with any stereo with a cassette playerScosche® 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 92 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

77%

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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4.0

Great so far

By Jenna J

from Westminster MD

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Comments about Scosche® deckedOUT - Universal Cassette Adapter:

Have had this only for a month but so far it operates exactly as it should and there's none of the static that you usually get from cassette tapes. I'm only giving it 4 stars because I don't know the longevity of the product yet. So far though, I love it!

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5.0

cassette adaptor

By Susan

from Charleston,SC

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Comments about Scosche® deckedOUT - Universal Cassette Adapter:

This works well in my car

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1.0

Stopped working!

By Quiet car

from San Jose

Verified Buyer

Comments about Scosche® deckedOUT - Universal Cassette Adapter:

Like any tape adapter this one has the annoying mechanical sound of the tape player trying to wind the tape (even though there is no tape). Other than that the adapter worked fine for a week or so. Then on the first long road trip it stopped working! Now the cassette player keeps ejecting the adapter for no obvious reason. Usually that means the "tape" is too tight and won't wind - but there is no tape in this device! Tried other tapes in the player - they work just fine. Wish I could find the old adapter I had - it worked for years!

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5.0

Better than the others I have tried

By David W

from Massachusetts

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

Comments about Scosche® deckedOUT - Universal Cassette Adapter:

I have a 2005 car and this lets me steam podcasts and etc. from my iPhone while driving. I have tried two other brands from other stores and they were poor quality with bad tape feed and noise, etc. This is the best performing and quietest of the bunch.

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5.0

Pleasantly surprised

By Adam

from NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Scosche® deckedOUT - Universal Cassette Adapter:

So the story goes you cut back on vehicle to save money, so far back that you end up with a vehicle with a factory stereo w/ a tape deck rather than the bose system you had. This guy plays clearer sounding audio than my $300 pioneer ever did via bluetooth on a stereo/speaker that is well over 10 years old. Could not be happier with this, great pickup.

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