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Soundwagon
Rock vinyl anywhere with this player in the shape of mini VW bus
by Greg Stefano
on 12 January 2011
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Officially licensed by Volkswagen, the clever little Soundwagon record player has finally been released worldwide, and we had the chance to see it ourselves at the recent CES. Originally only available in Japan this mini, hyper-portable record player is sure to grab some attention.

Modeled after VW's classic bus, the record player delivers '70s nostalgia right to your living room, or anywhere that needs highly-detailed, cute grooviness. With a built-in needle powered by a nine volt battery, all you need to do is drop the wagon on a record and let it ride. The producer, STOKYO, promises the new model's enhanced built-in speaker will deliver higher quality sound than in previous or knock-off versions. Check out the wagon in action in the video below.

The Soundwagon currently comes in cherry red, royal blue, black or white for the global market, runs ¥7,980 (about $96 currently) and sells from STOKYO's online store directly for a wider color variety.

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