Volkswagen Record Player

At first glance, this appears to be just another Volkswagen toy, but it’s actually a functional record player. That’s right, the palm-sized “Record Runner” is officially licensed, and plays 12″ or 7″ vinyl records at 45 rpm. Two AAA batteries are good for approximately 90-minutes of play time, while the record needle can easily be replaced when worn out. Continue reading for another video and more information.

“The VW music van, if you want to call it that way, has been available since this October, and you can have it in either dark purple or lime green. To ensure the quality is the best, the company is making sure each is hand built. With a price of 6,980 yen ($57 at the current exchange rate) including tax, this gizmo makes for one of the coolest players on the market,” reports Auto Evolution.