This Inexpensive Turntable That Also Cuts Records Reinvents My Favorite Childhood Toy

Oh, how I loved my Fisher-Price music box. He played cool tunes, including (but not limited to) Hickory Dickory Dock, London Bridge, and Where Has My Little Dog Gone, which I listened to throughout a carefree childhood until the pastel-hued ‘records’ had big chunks missing and the wind -up mechanism all but turned off.

So, when I came across Teenage Engineering’s inexpensive creation, the PO-80 Record Factory, my eyes lit up — although I wonder how many young modern designers today can remember a product launched in 1971.

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