One of the most amazing concepts to get our heads around is the fact that in the future we will be printing our own 3D products. The RIAA is going to freak once we start printing and trading records. A MakerBot Thing-O-Matic starts at around $1100 USD. In the words of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, “Earl Grey hot.”.
“A 3D printed record for the Fisher-Price record player playing ‘Still Alive’ from Portal” – fastne55
Here’s one turntable even more classic than the Technics SL-1200. Dieter Rams was the lead designer for the German company Braun. Some say Apple’s Johnathan Ives is heavily inspired by Rams. Check out this Gizmodo article: 1960s Braun Products Hold the Secrets to Apple’s Future link. According to Wikipedia the SK5 was nicknamed Snow White’s Coffin. That’s enough right there to make me want one in my living room. The photos you see here are from an SK5 on ebay right now with a Buy It Now price of $900.
“Rams once explained his design approach in the phrase “Weniger, aber besser” which freely translates as “Less, but better”. Many of his designs — coffee makers, calculators, radios, audio/visual equipment, consumer appliances and office products — have found a permanent home at many museums over the world, including MoMA in New York. For nearly 30 years Dieter Rams served as head of design for Braun A.G. until his retirement in 1998.” – Wikipedia
I know this won’t be “the” touch screen turntable killer but it does show one will arrive someday. It’s crazy Microsoft doesn’t get the price of Surface to something reasonable and push it to consumers.
“Eric Havir chats with Joe Engalan about their DJ 2.0 alpha application, a fun DJ tool for the novice on Microsoft Surface.” – mssurface