Gadgets

The portable vinyl player is the most hipster gadget ever

With vinyl sales continuing to confound music analysts (around 1.29 million of them were plucked off UK shelves last year - the highest number for some 20 years, already thrashed by an even stronger start to 2015), the new generation of record fans need something to play their collection on.

Rocket & Wink think they've got the perfect contemporary solution: the glorious Rawman 3000, a portable vinyl player from the 80s. 

"The Rawman 3000 produces such a big, rich sound, that it only can be compared to a very elaborate and expensive component stereo record player system," says the Rocket & Wink site. If the stilted language hadn't given it away, we're desperately sorry to say this is nothing more than a nostalgia-soaked concept design. 

"The Rawman comes with featherweight (1.4. oz.), stereo headphones, USB Port, Smartcard, antenna for Bluetooth connection and practical carrying strap. Furthermore an exclusive Hot-Line button which lets you carry-on a conversation or sing along over the music."

Offered in three sizes (seven, 10 and 12-inch), the Rawman 3000 isn't going to take on the iPod any time soon. 

Cool? Yes. But just think of all the scratches. 

(Images: Rocket & Wink)