Bluetooth speakers and all that other fancy new tech are sweet and all, but don’t you kind of long for the days of vinyl records? Things seemed so much simpler.
If only there was a way to combine vintage vibes with modern functionality.
The founder of Vinylux, a vintage vinyl design company, has paired with Uncommongoods to put a new spin on those beloved records of yesterday and put them to use in our Spotify world. Behold: Bluetooth speakers made from actual vinyl records.
Previously a successfully funded Kickstarter project, these gramophone-inspired creations take real vinyl records (that may have been collecting dust otherwise) and transform them into the speaker itself.
When building and detailing these one-of-a-kind pieces, creator Jeff Davis makes it a point to celebrate the era of vinyls and the effect they had on the music industry, so the speakers actually double as a piece of art that make you feel something — unlike your average black box speaker.
While we wouldn’t suggest putting a needle to these particular records, you can listen to your tunes by streaming via Bluetooth or using the audio jack in the back.
Here’s how it works:
Basically, two LP records are molded into a shape similar to old gramophone speakers (before modern record players were a thing), using two more records as the back panel and a front-facing display.
Oh yeah, and the records can be customized. Request a specific genre, create a custom label, submit your own artwork or album, or request an album to be the art on the front-facing record. You can guarantee that no one in the world will have the same piece as you, and that’s awesome.
Create one for yourself or as a super unique gift for the audiophile in your life, with prices starting at $225 here.