I didn’t realize that the future would be composed largely of minimalist turntables, but here we are. The latest is called Wheel from Miniot, which flips the script on the typical turntable design by, and you may want to sit down for this, putting the needle under the record.
The primary effect of this innovation is that you will accidentally play the second side of all your records first, but a close second place is the fact that Wheel is one of the simplest and most visually clean record players out there. And best of all, it’s fully analog, so people who like their record player functions to click and whir without any digital shortcuts should be very pleased indeed.
If that includes you, you’re right smack dab in the target audience for the Wheel Kickstarter campaign here, where pre-orders start at around $600 American, with worldwide shipments to begin in November.