While the proper way to play a record is with a needle, it turns out that other sharp objects will do the trick, if not quite as well. Michael Ridge puts some bird songs on his turntable, then played them with the beak from a seagull’s skull. The bird is the word.
If you’re gonna hop on the vinyl bandwagon, you might as well get a record player that takes advantage of today’s tech. This turntable packs built in Bluetooth stereo speakers, so you can play music from records or from mobile devices. Save 32% in The Awesomer Shop.
A record player that streams to Sonos and Airplay devices as well as over Bluetooth. It can even turn your Spotify account into a radio channel by streaming music through the service. The catch? It has no wired output options.
Gramovox’s Floating Record is an all-in-one turntable that plays vinyl records vertically using a 33.5/45RPM belt drive. It has an Audio-Technica AT95E cartridge, built-in 2″ stereo speakers and RCA and 1/8″ outputs.
For the vinyl lover with limited space. The Ion Audio IT27 can be used horizontally or vertically. Has a built-in volume control and two RPM modes. Can be powered via AC adapter or AA batteries.
Etsy seller Audiowood ditched metal and plastic in favor of solid Ash to create this unique turntable. Other parts such as the tonearm, metal platter and tracker cartridge are from Music Hall.
The sleek Hoerboard Scomber Mix Table has a CNC-designed MDF top deck that’s customizable and is fixed to a lasercut powder-coated steel base; all power cables are invisibly integrated too.