Once upon a time, there was a very compact portable record player called the Sound Burger, which became a must-have (and expensive) item for anyone who loved digging out and testing old vinyl in charity shops. Then it returned as the more affordable Crosley Revolution Portable Turntable and now it is back in a selection of colourful finishes.
Some of you might remember that last month we said that the Crosley Revolution CR6002 portable record player was available in the US. At the same time, we said we we expected Urban Outfitters to jump on it in the UK eventually. Well, it just has.
The Revolution is a reworking of the Sound Burger, that favourite of the crate digger, offering (we presume) the same features as the US model, which is portable record playback at 33/45 speeds, full range stereo speakers, battery power, an FM transmitter for firing music over to your audio system wirelessly and a USB socket, so you can easily transfer vinyl to digital formats.
Not sure about instore stock, but the player is available online right now in the ivory colour right now, priced at £165.
We featured this back in January, but now you can actually buy the Crosley Revolution CR6002 portable record player. At least, you can in the US. Don't worry, it'll be in the UK soon enough.
It's not a million miles away from the vinyl crate digger's tool of choice, the Sound Burger, a portable record player from the mid-80s. This new version updates things a little, offering 33/45 speed playback, dynamic full range stereo speakers, battery power, an FM transmitter for firing music over to your audio system wirelessly and a USB socket, so you can easily transfer vinyl to digital formats.
You can buy it directly from Crosley for $149.95 in three colour options, as well as Hammacher Schlemmer. We would expect Urban Outfitters to be the place in the UK to get one in the near future.
The British Museum are still reproducing prints from the Mexican revolution on paper and canvas, inspired by their now sadly closed exhibition on the subject. The prints available actually date to well before and after the period generally considered to be the actual revolution in Mexico and therefore cover a broad range of dates and styles and changing politics.
The image pictured was made to celebrate the defeat of Nazis at end of WWII and remains a powerful image today. It offers an unusual alternative to some of the other political posters widely available for sale from this period.
Each print is made to order, with prices starting at £15 for a 50 x 40 print on paper.
See the range online
Looking for a stocking filler for the revolutionary in your life? How about keeping them quiet for a couple of hours with the Revolution Iqube game?
The game is made from four perspex cubes covered with a retro Chinese propaganda poster. The aim is to have all cubes side-by-side, showing the same image on each cube on all four of the long four sides. It's a good job that the poster used is pretty striking as, with apparently 40,000 different combinations and only one solution, you'll likely be looking at them for a fairly long time.
For £10 it certainly makes a change from the challenges of the Rubik's cube.
Buy it from Cox and Cox