I spent most of my younger years banned from touching my dad’s record player and collection of vinyl. I blame MTV for all the record scratching that was popular then for the death of my dad’s Thriller album. He still has most of those old records crammed in boxes at his house and I bet he isn’t the only one out there who has hoards of old records that they would like to listen to on modern devices.
Crosley has a new portable turntable that will let you listen to your vinyl wherever you go. It can also connect to your PC or Mac to turn those old records into digital tracks. The CR6002A can run on battery power and has an integrated FM transmitter, so you can listen to tracks on your radio wirelessly.
I guess if you are brave enough and don’t mind scratches and skipping you could drive and listen to your vinyl over the car stereo. The thing ships with software for ripping vinyl on Mac or PCs when the turntable is USB connected. The turntable is belt-driven and supports 45 and 33 1/3-rpm records (sorry, no 78s, old folks!). Stereo speakers are built-in and the device will ship soon for $149.95 (USD).