Retro Tech Revivals

Bringing back turntables in retro design
Implications - While most designers are focused on innovating micro-media players based on MP3 format, other designers are trying to bring back the phonograph. Reviving retro technology appeals to the aging, affluent boomer demographic who enjoy spending money on gadgets that help them relive their youth.
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iPod Turntables - Sergio iSpin iPod
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Hot 11,164 Clicks Pub: Mar 12, 08
iPod Turntables
Sergio iSpin iPod
How much more stuff can be attached to an iPod? I half expect to read any day now that an iPod can launch a rocket into space. Can it? Can it? The Sergio iPod turntable and mixer comes with two iPod… [More]
EIP Laser Turntable - Nothing Touches Your Vinyl Buy Light
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Warm 6,674 Clicks Pub: Jul 3, 06
EIP Laser Turntable
Nothing Touches Your Vinyl Buy Light
Hey DJ, you like your vinyl records but don't like the fact that you're killing them? The new EIP Laser Turntable plays records without touching them... The catch: a $15,000 price tag. "The Laser Turntable… [More]
Cellphones with Turntables- The "Box to Play" by KDDI AU
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Warm 5,255 Clicks Pub: Aug 23, 08
Cellphones with Turntables- The "Box to Play" by KDDI AU
Japan's KDDI AU Design Project designed this innovative new phone dubbed the "Box to Play". The phone can transform from a normal-looking cellphone to a box with a graphic music interface. The phone… [More]
Zebra-Striped Turntables - Montegiro Lusso
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Mild 5,742 Clicks Pub: May 28, 08
Zebra-Striped Turntables
Montegiro Lusso
Layers of aluminum and black acrylic come together to create the Lusso, a super-stylish turntable. A what, you say? A turntable… record player ...LP spinner! It’s time to go to the attic or the basement… [More]
USB Turntables - Urban Outfitters Brings the LP Back
SCORE: 3.5
Mild 4,448 Clicks Pub: Jun 29, 08
USB Turntables
Urban Outfitters Brings the LP Back
Of all the hundreds of USB gizmos, this is my favorite. A plug and play USB turntable. I know I’m not the only one that has a few 45’s and LP’s in the back of the closet. I am? Well anyway. This… [More]
$56,000 Turntables - The Jubilee by Thorens
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Mild 5,583 Clicks Pub: Jun 27, 08
$56,000 Turntables
The Jubilee by Thorens
Thorens, a Swiss manufacturer of high-end audio equipment, are well known for their awesome turntables. Their newest turntable, the Jubilee, commemorates 125 years of the Thorens name. Weighing in at 58kg… [More]
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