The audio qualité that comes from the spinning grooves of a good ole vinyl record can't be denied. It just can't. But unfortunately, my record collection is of no help to me when the tone deaf dude adjacent to me on my morning public transit ride is humming incessantly, or when Chatty Cathy's cell phone conversation can be heard from yards away. That's where my Pod comes in (or "mp3 player" if you will).
So this holiday season, I suggest you put the music aficionado on your gift-giving list out of his or her morning misery with an incredible USB turntable that rips your old vinyl records into new digital, and more importantly, portable music. There's no need for this music geek to abandon his or her tried-and-true turntable that you know has been named "Phil" or "Syd"; this gift is meant to supplement other home music technologies. Below are several options at various price points which will bring your dear friend's pretentious record collection into the 21st century, and onto the bus, train, or sidewalk.