There's nothing cooler than retro items from the 60s and 70s like vinyl records and Volkswagen bus vans. So you can imagine how excited I got when some genius decided to come up with the VW van record player. To steal an old phrase, it's kinda 'groovy'.

Billed as the world's smallest portable vinyl record player, it goes by the official name 'Soundwagon'. The gadget is powered by a 9-volt battery and has a needle on the bottom and small tinny speakers on top. (If you're expecting hi-fidelity, you're out of luck). It's nick-name is the 'Vinyl Killer', because it has a reputation for scratching up records, so I wouldn't advise using it on any sort of record album of value.

But if you're into gimmicks or conversation pieces and have a few old vinyl albums laying around that you don't mind destroying, you can't go wrong with the VW Van Record Player/Soundwagon. I doubt it's sold in stores, so you'll just have to search for it online.