Void LP Player Floats the Albums it Plays

by Mark R

void-lp-player-by-rhea-jeong-thumb-550x493-19787It isn’t often that we report on record players, for obvious reasons. Of course, there are some people who are like Nicholas Cage in The Rock who believe that LP records “sound better”.

I am assuming that if these type of people can afford to buy old vinyl records, then they can afford fine record players like the Gabriel Turntable. Perhaps they can afford the Void LP Player if it ever becomes more than just a concept.

If it does get made, then what you see in the photo is not a special effect. That record is actually floating above the base. How is that possible? Some sort of magnetic and auto-calibrating control system.

The sphere that you see there on the record itself has a needle, amplifier, and speaker, so you can hear the music. Of course, I am assuming that the user just picks up the ball when he or she wants to switch tracks.

As I mentioned before, the Void LP Player is still a concept by Korean designer Rhea Jeong. You know what it reminds me of? Retro-futuristic technology like those weird rocket-packs from old fifties science-fiction flicks. If I saw a Void in one of those old films, I would probably laugh, then I’d say: “Hey, the future has improved the record player, but failed to realize that the LP has become obsolete.”

Now, if there was a Void that could play CDs, that might be cool. Of course, they are becoming obsolete too.


5 reviews or comments

C Says: June 24, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Fail. A million billion times fail. Another concept working by magic.

I got this great design concept for a plane that goes 10 times the speed of light, uses no fuel and can carry 5000 passengers. When not in use it can be folded down and put in a back pocket (only 5mm thick).

Just a concept at the minute but watch this space..

Nick Says: June 24, 2009 at 2:47 pm

I have an idea for a great place for people on the internet to read about the latest gadgets. I’d call it cool-gadgets or something like that and it would report on actual real world gadgets that are being produced or about to be put into production within weeks.
Oh by the way that foldy up air-plane thingy I had the same concept apart from my cures global warming and feeds the needy as it flies overhead too, ahem and you can use it to light cigars. Do I win a prize?

Levi-Table » Coolest Gadgets Says: June 26, 2009 at 2:07 pm

[…] love to report on any technology that allows things to float in air. Yes, from the crazy conceptual Void LP Player to the Levitron Revolution, the future is completely “in the air”, so to […]

Jay Says: June 27, 2009 at 11:27 am

Morons…. this isn’t “magic” it uses magnetics. Just because it isn’t mass produced doesn’t mean it’s magic. Ignorant as hell…

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