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When shopping for record players, you’ll want a turntable that marries aesthetics with high-quality engineering. Turntables are pricey pieces of gear so you want to invest in one that is built to last and will look (and sound) great doing so. The Gearbox Automatic Transparent Turntable is a beautiful record player that combines solid performance with stunning design. The simple transparent exterior gives way to the intricacies and marvels of modern engineering. Plus, the turntable’s compact design allows you to bring it with you wherever you go. Gearbox has upgraded the tech for this latest MkII model. You’ll find an upgraded belt drive as well as a high-fidelity built-in valve phono stage. Plug in your favorite pair of bookshelf speakers and enjoy. Or, if you want to go wireless, the Gearbox Automatic turntable allows for Bluetooth connectivity. Plus, a unique built-in music recognition software means you can open up the Gearbox Automatic app and it’ll recognize the music being played on vinyl. So, if you want to easily catalog your collection or create a mobile playlist of your favorite songs, you can. Admittedly, this turntable is very pricey and there are certainly simpler record players on the market. But, if you’re looking for an eye-catching way to play your record collection, this might be it.

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When it comes to watches that combine quality, design, durability and affordability, there’s no better value proposition than VAER’s C5 Field Watch. As they put it–and we agree–the rugged-yet-refined collection offers a guaranteed waterproof warranty, scratchproof sapphire crystal, USA-built Ameriquartz movement, C1 SuperLuminova, and your choice of two interchangeable straps. We hesitate throwing around the “best ever” moniker when it comes to anything, but it fits in the case of this watch. Even better, pricing starts at only $209 for quartz or $449 for automatic movements, with free US shipping and returns. What are you waiting for? Get your VAER Watch today.