I miss all the quirky tricks of creating a perfect mixtape: timing the perfect pause between songs, watching the tape spin in the player, and deciding which songs are more of an "A Side" fit. Granted, this can still be re-created if I try, but with the new iPhone AirCassette app ($2) I get the look of a cassette with all the re-imagined fun of the digital age.

Choose your favorite familiar blank cassette tape look, then pick songs from your device's library to include in the mix. Skip to the next song or listen to a previous track by tapping on one of the tape's turning spindles. Move on to a different mixtape by swiping through your cassette collection. AirCassette even supports Apple's AirPlay to listen to music via wireless speakers, which is way more than I remember my mixtapes doing.