New novelty vinyl record player: Ladies and gentlemen meet ‘The ‘Rokblok

Do you remember those novelty styluses (or should that be styli?) you could buy in the ’70s, the ones where you placed a toy car on a record and it went round and played the record, actually ‘played’ might be a bit strong, how about ruined your record? Well forget that because a new Kickstarter campaign has just launched for ‘The Rokblok’, yes it may bear some similarity to those kitsch ’70s devices but this new spin on it apparently doesn’t scratch your records, the small ‘blok’ rides along your records, and is both needle and speaker simultaneously – you can also connect it up wirelessly to bigger speakers. Yes, it does need a flat surface, but you’ve got to admit it’s pretty damn portable!

Here’s the clip and you can read more about how they’ve gone to great lengths to stop this damaging your records here…..

So what do you think? “I’d never let this near my records” or “yeh why not”, tell us we’d love to know….

Don’t forget if you’re looking for vinyl – from new releases, reissues, vintage vinyl, imports, rarities and more, be sure to check eil.com to see what vinyl shaped goodies we currently have in stock.

1 Comment

  1. I hope this is only a joke!
    Which wizard could invent a machine which plays a vinyl record by rotating suspended a few of millimeters over a still record; even it was possible, tell me what a kind of sense could it have.
    Let us be serious!
    I go on to play my records by a serious turntable with a classic 30cm platter.

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