For about $16 dollars for a pack of six (plus tax and shipping of course), you can get your own set of record player, cassette, or old-school ghetto blaster placemats and stay totally entertained during dinner. Unfortunately, they don't actually function as working gadgets, so you'll just have to pretend and break your mom's rule of no singing at the table.
Remember when I told you that vinyl was coming back in a big way? I meant it. So whether you are a budding record collector or already have a massive collection of your own, get organized by filing your LPs by genre or alphabetizing them this Spring with these CD and LP Dividers ($15-$45) from Suck UK.
When you're playing DJ to your pals, there's nothing worse than hearing the bare crackle of your record player while you're searching for the next great track to play. Get it together, man. Hey, and I'm not saying CDs are totally out. If you're still hanging onto all those discs and jewel cases, you can get yourself some dividers for those, too. I know, it's hard to let go of the past, but, thankfully, you aren't alone.
There's just something about sifting through stacks and stacks of records, finding a gem, and then taking it home to hear the crackle and amazing sound that a record provides. There's really nothing like it. And although I (and a majority of you) get our music digitally, old vinyl is making its comeback. Maybe it's the "full steam ahead to digital" momentum that makes people long for something a little less electronic, but I personally don't mind. I love music in all its forms, even when it comes on 45-inch discs. In honor of the record player revival, check out some of my favorites that I've found while skipping around the web.
Holy '70s! This vintage Yellow Record and 8-Track Player Combo is not for the decor faint of heart. That is some yellow and black retro business goin' on. It's all perched atop a wheeled tulip base, so you could conveniently move your vintage format (if you're one of those) player wherever you needed it.
It's being offered on Etsy by vintage specialist johnnyvintage, who says it's a rare Weltron 2005 (ring any bells? No, me neither), originally manufactured in Great Britain. Though this baby costs $650, it's no slouch; though it has its own speakers, it can also plug into yours and rock on.
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Unique, reasonably priced wallets and gadget cases do exist! Etsy user Quiet Doing has a huge collection of some of the most hippest accessories imaginable. Choose from keyboard wallets like the one shown here, turntable wallets, and record player Nano cases — J'adore! For all of my favorites, click "start slideshow" below!