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Best Bets Daily: Thursday

Tapes ‘n Tapes

Posted July 24, 2008
Ion Audio is famous for its line of USB turntables (previously featured in Best Bets Daily), which let you digitize old vinyl records to upload straight to your computer or iPod. Now, the new Ion VCR—also equipped with a USB output—lets you convert your dusty old stacks of VHS tapes into digital form. You hook this baby up to your computer, and the included (Windows XP/Vista) software lets you automatically save the footage to your hard drive, burn it to a DVD, or save it to your video iPod. Really simple to use, and it’ll allow you to banish (rapidly deteriorating) analog video from your life forever.

$199.95 at B&H.

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