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A vinyl converter for the midlife crisis

Retro design is ideal for retiring Boomers.

Grace Digital

There are scads of products that convert vinyl records to digital files on the market, but most look either utilitarian or like an old dorm-room stereo. So even though its retro look may not be for everyone, Grace Digital is at least trying to make its design a little more interesting.

The "Victoria Classic" looks like a radio from yesteryear, which may appeal to those who may be entering the Digital Age for practicality but aren't quite ready to part with their past just yet. One of three new models being introduced, the Classic can burn vinyl tracks directly to CDs or store them on a hard drive, USB device, SD card, or other digital media. It would be a perfect way to load Buddy Holly tunes on an old-school car stereos installed in the dash of that male midlife-crisis icon, the '57 Chevy.