Proper maintenance and cleaning of home audio equipment is necessary to maintain optimum audio and ensure the system is functioning properly as a whole. You will find that of all your home theater equipment, a cassette player requires the most cleaning and maintenance. Because cassette tapes release oxide when used, residue can form on your cassette player. If left alone, residue and other dirt buildup can reduce performance and cause your cassette tapes to jam inside your cassette player.It designed to look like an old school cassette player, this cool and handy USB Cassette Player and Tape-to-MP3 Converter turns your tapes into digital MP3 files so that you can listen to them on your computer, iPod, or in the car. Finally you can back up your graduation album, 80s mix tapes, or precious old music recordings of a friend. It's easy to use. The software can be installed in just a few seconds. Simply plug the Cassette Player and press play and it will start recording instantly. In addition, the Cassette Player is powered directly from the USB so there's no need to worry about battery. Apart from converting your tapes into digital files, it's itself a standalone cassette player which you can enjoy hours of music with.