RokBok - Interesting product

EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,659
edited December 2017 in 2 Channel Audio
99% of you vinyl guys will cringe when you see this, but I thought it was a interesting concept and looked kinda cool.

FYI This was on Shark Tank last night. Guy sold the COMPANY for 500k, with a 2 year 5 figure salary to help launch it, and then a 5 dollar royalty on every unit sold in perpetuity.

I think its a niche product, but I think its cool.

PS. It plays 33 1/3 & 45s BUT NOT 78's.....

RokBlock - RokBlok is the world’s smallest, wireless record player. Simply place RokBlok on top of any record to instantly listen to your favorite vinyl, anywhere.

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  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,018
    Yep, I cringe.
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,506
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    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • decaldecal Posts: 3,022
    Aimed squarely at the hipster millenium crowd.
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,676
    decal wrote: »
    Aimed squarely at the hipster millenium crowd.

    Squarely? Was that a pun? :p
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,985
    Square records.
    They're coming.

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,027
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Square records.
    They're coming.

    got mine off a Tony the Tiger box in 1972.
  • DollarDaveDollarDave Posts: 2,528
    Someone should develop a laser reader that reads the groves and records them digitally...then, those could be decoded and converted to digital. Maybe, that's what someone already does, but I come up with a lot of ideas that have been already done.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,279
    DollarDave wrote: »
    Someone should develop a laser reader that reads the groves and records them digitally...then, those could be decoded and converted to digital. Maybe, that's what someone already does, but I come up with a lot of ideas that have been already done.

    You mean like a compact disk?!? lol
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,985
    DollarDave wrote: »
    Someone should develop a laser reader that reads the groves and records them digitally...then, those could be decoded and converted to digital. Maybe, that's what someone already does, but I come up with a lot of ideas that have been already done.

    Well-- there's this...

    http://elpj.com/

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    Not quite what you're looking for... but it does use a frickin' laser to play a rekkid.

    No sharks, though.

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,452
    Yeah, that tech has been around for a while.

    Like 25+ years... IIRC
  • DollarDaveDollarDave Posts: 2,528
    edited December 2017
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    DollarDave wrote: »
    Someone should develop a laser reader that reads the groves and records them digitally...then, those could be decoded and converted to digital. Maybe, that's what someone already does, but I come up with a lot of ideas that have been already done.

    You mean like a compact disk?!? lol

    No, not like a compact disk - that's digital media, not analog. I presume you know the differences.

    Like the $15,000 device MHardy posted.
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