We don't need your 1200s any more, Technics—some twisted metal and plastic is all we want for a bare-bones record player. Inventor RD Silva identified the must-have components and threw away the rest, resulting in this minimal design. »
The idea of a "portable record player" is fairly ludicrous—what's portable about having to lug around large, breakable shellac discs? These gramophones may not fit in your pocket like an iPod, but they sure do got style. »
Rhea Jeong's "void" turntable concept uses what would have to be incredibly strong and precise magnet control to levitate a record above its base. That little red ball on top of the vinyl is actually the needle.
After so much gloss black and faux-brushed aluminum, it's nice to see a device that looks like something I'd drag out of my dad's garage and just marvel at. The Crosley Traveler Turntable weighs 18 pounds and can hold up to six records of any size on its amazing Stack-O-Matic. I know this is circa 1950s technology, but … »