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VW Van Soundwagon

 - Apr 3, 2008   Updated: Apr 6 2011
References: turntablelab & popgadget.net
This gets to be filed under C for "cool as hell". It's a portable, stand-alone record player! The Soundwagon Portable Record Player from Turntable Lab is shaped like a Volkswagen van and "drives" around records, playing music through a built in speaker. $89 USD.

Implications - Although mainstream culture has primarily adopted CDs and digital music, traditional vinyl records are still treasured by a niche market of fans who rebel against modern musical technology. These individuals also often adore quirky ways to play their beloved records, especially designs that double as art. Product designers are catering to their needs by creating record players in unusual forms, adding wireless and portable features to add appeal.