VNYL's wi-fi turntable lets your buddies comply with alongside on Spotify
Maybe you’ve got heard of VNYL: the $39 document subscription service that sends you three new albums a month based mostly in your musical tastes. After providing the vinyl facet of the audio equation, the corporate is trying to present the gear you will have to spin these data, too. TRNTBL (we should always’ve seen this coming), is a belt-pushed wi-fi turntable that connects to your audio system, headphones and different units by way of Bluetooth and AirPlay. Regardless of its claims, the gadget is not the primary wi-fi turntable as each ION and Audio Technica have Bluetooth-outfitted fashions of their very own.
So what is the hook right here? Nicely, TRNTBL identifies what’s enjoying on the gadget whereas its spinning, so you’ll be able to share it by way of your assortment of social channels. It additionally shares what you are enjoying to Spotify, the place a few issues occur. First, it builds a playlist of what is spinning on the gadget based mostly on that identification course of — just like the gathering that is mechanically constructed once you Shazam songs. There’s additionally a “Tune-In” function that lets your buddies comply with alongside on the streaming service in actual time or entry the playlist from the start you’ve got began. VNYL says the function is sort of like Periscope, however for music.
What’s extra, the turntable works with Sonos’ audio gear, streaming uncompressed audio to the audio system identical to you have been pulling it from Apple Music, Pandora and others. Finer particulars are a bit scarce for now, but when that is sufficient to temp you, TRNTBL is up for pre-order now for $351. It is set to ship this summer time, and when it does, the worth jumps to $420 (sure, actually). You will have the choice of two colours, and each the black and white fashions function gold accents and hardware.