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Crosley goes way back, way forward with battery-powered USB turntable

Darren Murph

Still wondering what to get the guy that just so happens to have everything, including (but not limited to) a 1920's style Bluetooth headset? Found. Crosley Radio has just introduced what's possibly the most awesome nugget of retro goodness in the year 2010 AD, the Revolution CR6002. Believe it or not, the object you're gawking at there on the right is actually a battery-powered, USB-enabled turntable. It's quite obviously designed for travel, but it's purportedly capable of spinning the 33 1/3 and 45 RPM records that your pop is so fond of. Furthermore, it's capable of tuning into your fav FM radio station, and the USB interface enables analog-to-digital transfers for keeping those vinyls in a much safer place. Hit the source link if you're ready to wave goodbye to $149.95, or hit that Vimeo vid if you still need convincing.

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Crosley Radio Puts a New Spin on Vintage Tech with Its First Battery-Powered Turntable, the Crosley Revolution™

Portable, two-speed turntable features USB hookup, headphone jack and full range stereo speaker to share your favorite old-school tunes anytime, anywhere

Louisville, KY- (September 15, 2010) – Crosley Radio, the premier vintage electronics manufacturer, has taken the turntable out of the box with its new USB portable, battery-powered, two-speed turntable – the Crosley Revolution™.

Supporting 33 1/3 and 45 RPM records, this sleek handheld device features an integrated wireless transmitter that allows you to stream music to any FM radio.

Plus, the convenient USB hookup and easy-to-use digitizer software suite offers vinyl aficionados a way to connect to Windows equipped PCs and Macs for easy analog-to-digital transfer. With these features, users have the option to swap vinyl songs with friends and create universal MP3 files, catapulting vintage music into the 21st century.

In addition to the wireless sound technology, the Crosley Revolution has a built-in full range stereo speaker and a headphone jack for optional sound enjoyment. Running on six AA batteries, made of durable ABS construction and sporting a built-in handle, this portable turntable is meant to be toted along for any occasion.

The patent pending Crosley Revolution is available for $149.95 at In addition to the black model, the Crosley Revolution comes in three custom colors (red, ivory and mint) offered exclusively at Urban Outfitters for $179.95. Other retailers include Hammacher Schlemmer, Brookstone and JC Penney.

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