First we had the Ion USB turntable; then we had the Ion USB tape recorder. Now Firebox has started to sell another cunningly simple device: the Ion USB VCR Converter.
The £149 Ion USB VCR Recorder plays your old videotapes and records them into a 21st digital format so you can enjoy them again.
* Convert VHS tapes to digital files to view on PCs, iPods, PSPs, DVD and other media players
* Includes Easy Video Conversion software to customise movies and burn DVDs
* Software allows you to take still images from videos
* Capture video at resolutions up to 720 x 576
* Can convert videos from camcorder to PC, via AV sockets on the front of the device
* Works as a regular VHS player for TV playback
* Auto-tracking, variable speed slow motion, playback, and rewind
* RCA and USB Outputs
* Scart output
* Auto tracking and tape playback
* Soft touch backlit buttons
* Windows XP/Vista compatible
* One free USB 2.0 port
* Easy Video Conversion software is NOT Mac compatible. the unit will work with iMovie and iVideo software on the Mac