USB turntable takes iPod for a spin

New model transfers vinyl tunes to MP3 files through built-in dock.

Hammacher Schlemmer

Starting sometime around the last holiday season , it seemed for awhile that the USB turntable was at the top of gadget lists everywhere. So it makes sense that Ion , one of the original manufacturers, would look to repeat that success again this year with a new model.

Enter the "iPod USB Turntable," which not only connects to the computer but turns vinyl tunes into digital files and transfers them directly to the fifth-generation iPod and second-generation Nano through a built-in dock. It's yet another excuse not to throw out those moldy LPs in the basement. Besides, you know you've been eyeing that " Record Flattener " anyway.

About the author

    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

    Join the discussion

    Conversation powered by Livefyre

    Show Comments Hide Comments
    Latest Galleries from CNET
    The best and worst quotes of 2014 (pictures)
    A roomy range from LG (pictures)
    This plain GE range has all of the essentials (pictures)
    Sony's 'Interview' heard 'round the world (pictures)
    Google Lunar XPrize: Testing Astrobotic's rover on the rocks (pictures)
    CNET's 15 favorite How Tos of 2014