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.
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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.