I like to record on cassette tapes often, especially music from
the radio. However, when doing this one has to stop and start the
recorder fairly often to eliminate commercials and other unwanted
broadcasts. All but one function is activated by a single button. I can
operate these easily and efficiently with my Headfinger. The RECORD
function, however, requires one to depress two buttons simultaneously -
PLAY and RECORD - which I can't do with just one Headfinger. The
solution is a gadget which, when pushed down, depresses the RECORD and
PLAY buttons, and only those buttons.
Recording Device, with its downward protusions resting on
RECORD and PLAY buttons.
Pressing Recording Device down with my chin to get that
"oldie but goodie".
With the device I thought up and Mama made, a closed standard cassette
tape case has two protrusions (consisting of folded cardboard in this
case) taped to one side of it. They are spaced such that, when one
protrusion is directly above the PLAY button, the other rests directly
above the RECORD button. When the Recording Device is pressed down with
my chin the protrusions depress the correct buttons simultaneously. A
string is attached from my Recording Device to the back of my tape deck
to prevent the Recording Device from falling onto the floor.