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iPod-Inspired Turntables

The Record Player Reboot Appeals to Lovers of Compact Gadgets

— July 29, 2012 — Art & Design
The Record Player Reboot is designed to seduce a breed of music enthusiasts who are drawn to the hi-tech evolution of song-playing apparatuses but maintain a deep devotion for the vinyls that made a popular appreciation for rock what it is today.

A hybrid piece of equipment has resulted, boasting the most modern and finely tuned components of an older technology with the streamlined appearance of a contemporary device. The big boxy frame of the characteristic record player has been exchanged for an impressively small pedestal in which cutting-edge electronic parts have been condensed. The circular plate of Siddharth Vanchinathan's Record Player Reboot is its broadest feature so that, to the best of its ability, it follows suit with existing desktop devices to take up less workstation space.
Trend Themes
1. Vinyl Revival - There is a growing trend of rediscovering older music formats in modern devices.
2. Retro-futuristic Design - A trend in combining vintage aesthetics with modern technology to create unique products.
3. Miniaturization - A trend towards creating more compact, space-saving devices that maintain high functionality.
Industry Implications
1. Consumer Electronics - There is an opportunity for companies to revive older technologies and merge them with modern designs to create new products for a nostalgic market.
2. Audio Equipment - There is an opportunity for manufacturers to create innovative turntables that combine the best of both analog and digital technologies.
3. Interior Design - As record players become more compact and streamlined, there is an opportunity for designers to integrate them into modern home decor trends.
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