This week a startup from Brooklyn, New York named UncommonGoods unveiled their new Vintage Vinyl Bluetooth Speaker on Kickstarter, which is a new wireless speaker that features a unique design inspired by the gramophone and built with a vinyl record.
It looks pretty darn cool and you definitely aren’t going to find anything like anywhere else, but it’s not just about the vinyl, it also features a really nice wooden base that merges with the record extremely well.
You will also be able to customise what it displayed on the label of the record, including the design and text of that label.
Check out the video below for a quick look.
UncommonGoods also explained more about it with the following:
The Vintage Vinyl Bluetooth Speaker puts a new spin on old LPs, letting reclaimed vinyl play music in an innovative way: as the speaker itself. You can’t drop the needle on these records, but they’ll play your entire digital music collection in analog-inspired style—a cool way to give your smartphone’s tiny speaker an audiophile upgrade. There’s also a nod to the nostalgic sweep of horn loudspeakers and gramophones, making it a true celebration of recorded music’s long history, from steel needle Victrolas to the frontiers of streaming audio.
UncommonGoods’ Product Development team helped Jeff Davis of Vinylux develop the retro-futuristic feel of the Vintage Vinyl Bluetooth® Speaker. “They pushed us to celebrate the feeling of the record, and to create an item that has a sculptural presence as an object,” Jeff reflected. With their extensive playlist of design experience and material sourcing skills, the team also helped work out the Bluetooth® and driver components, settling on a top-of-the-line coaxial speaker that resonates best with Jeff’s design.
They are looking for $10,000 in funding on Kickstarter in order to launch this project so if you are interested, be sure to pledge for a pre-order at the source link below.