Us "old farts" remember the good old days before MP3's and CD's. Back when we had to "tape" our record albums onto cassettes, just so we could listen to them in our cars, or in a primitive Napster file sharing way... "taping a copy" for a buddy. Having a cassette deck in your home stereo system was a must back in the day. If it had Dolby B (and more impressively, Dolby C), auto-reverse and auto-search you had "the shit" when it came to tape decks. Akai was a well respected name in audio back in the '70's and '80's. My Akai was "decked" out (pun intended). It had a digital counter, much like a CD player, that told you how much time was left (a rarity in cassette players) . Most just told you how much of the tape you had used up. You could also close the cassette door by pressing a button as opposed to the manual method.
This was all I could scan of my Akai cassette deck
It's a shame the display doesn't show up in the scan, It's still quite impressive 20 years later.