* All-in-one design for portability
* Comes in wide variety of fun colors and patterns
* Includes a built-in speaker
In the past ten years, the sales of vinyl have steadily been on the rise. Just last year, more vinyl records were sold than digital downloads for the first time. Ever. Though that was only in the UK, overall sales of vinyl haven’t been this high in over 25 years. Thanks, hipsters.
Point is, if you’ve been avoiding this nostalgia train, you’re doing it wrong. Vinyl is cool. Really. But don’t worry, you don’t need to be an audiophile, vinyl snob or even a crate digger to get on board. You just need something that looks cool and happens to play records, which is why Crosley’s retro Cruiser Deluxe Portable turntable is one you should strongly consider.
Enclosed in a suitcase-style shell, the Cruiser Deluxe is belt driven, can play 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM records and has adjustable pitch control. As for modern creature comforts, it’s Bluetooth ready, so you connect your smartphone and directly stream and play music through the record player’s built-in 6-inch speaker. There’s also a headphone jack for solo sessions and an RCA out if you want to hook it up to some powered speakers.
The Crosley comes in 11 colors, from vintage-inspired to fun and funky. Constructed of wood and bound in a leatherette material, the briefcase-styled record player is lightweight and easily transported from home to party.
As for actual records to play, you can pick those up on your next trip to Whole Foods.
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