10 great retro gadgets up for grabs on eBay

Smartphones, tablets, 3D TVs; who needs em? Back in my day it wasn't about whether or not your mobile could multi-task, but rather if it would fit in your rucksack without the weight of it snapping your spine in two….

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Gerald Lynch10 great retro gadgets up for grabs on eBay

Portable turntable means DJs have no excuse not to join the party

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I’ve done a little DJing before, and while it’s always more fun to be a little distanced from the dancefloor, you do feel like you’re missing something when you’re removed from the party. If only there was some kind of portable turntable so that you were free to move as you pleased. Well wish no more, as some genius has developed the scratchophone!

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TechDigest writerPortable turntable means DJs have no excuse not to join the party

eBay Nutcase of the Week: DJ/The Shamen man Mr C flogging his entire record collection for £75k

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DJ Mr C, AKA the bleach-haired proto-Eminem out of early-90s dancey/ravey band The Shamen, is flogging his entire remaining record collection – with a starting price of £75,000.

Here’s what your £75k gets you, along with an interesting look into the personal life of Mr C himself…

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Gary CutlackeBay Nutcase of the Week: DJ/The Shamen man Mr C flogging his entire record collection for £75k

Furutech DFV-1 LP flattener: squash your old vinyl records back into shape

furu_dfv1.jpgI’ve been trying to think of the quickest way to explain Furutech’s new DFV-1 device, so here goes. It’s like a trouser press for your vinyl records, flattening warped LPs back into shape using a controlled heating and cooling cycle.

It even looks like a trouser press, see? You unlock it, put your record on the spindle, close the device and press a button to start the flattening process. Sadly, it doesn’t actually play the record while steaming it (although that’s not exactly a shock, given the process.

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Stuart DredgeFurutech DFV-1 LP flattener: squash your old vinyl records back into shape