In a time when most people who aren’t teenaged Taylor Swift fans have eschewed buying CDs, people who collect vinyl somehow still remain. Yes, not only do they hold on to their precious collection, they still buy new vinyl records, too. And if those folks want a boombox to let them blast their Jack White 7-inch in the streets, the Pyle PVTTBT8 is here to service their needs.
When closed up, it looks just like a retro suitcase, the kind salesmen from the 80s (or even earlier) will carry around as they go door to door, selling their wares. Unbuckle the clamps, however, and it reveals a full-fledged turntable, complete with a pair of speakers that unfold from the sides, allowing you to enjoy your new Arctic Monkeys record while playing chess with some old Asian dude in the park.
The Pyle PVTTBT8 can play both 33 and 45 RPM records using its onboard rechargeable battery, so you can spin your music anywhere without having to plug in to a power outlet. Unlike most suitcases, the body is made from wood with ceramic for the stereo cartridge, so the rig should easily withstand the bumps and grinds of being lugged around from one hipster joint to the next. If you want a bigger sound at home, it comes with an RCA output for hooking up to your sound system, along with an AC power adaptor to spend the whole night relishing the warm, cackly sounds of vinyl. It measures 17.3 x 10.8 x 4.3 inches (w x h x d) and weighs 10.3 pounds.