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Although an increasingly familiar sight these days, tiny consumer drones are still something of a novelty across much of America and the world at large. But the basic look of a drone — a sleek, ball-like object with some spindly rotors and appendages sprouting from it, a kind of mechanical alien bug — is so instantly recognizable that it seems to be infiltrating the industrial design of other objects as well. Take this new €895 ($1,019) platterless turntable, for example — the “Atmo Sfera,” which has already crushed its Kickstarter goal of $45,129 with over a month left to collect funding pledges.

Doesn’t it look as ready to take to the skies as to play a vinyl record to you? In fact, the creators should probably go ahead and build in some flight capabilities on this thing. That would be even cooler, right? A drone that plays records? Or maybe I’ve just been doing this job for too long…

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Atmo Sfera platerless turntable pulley

Detail view of the turntable’s pulley.
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Atmo Sfera platerless turntable arm

Detail view of the turntable’s mechanical arm.
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Atmo Sfera platerless turntable logo

Detail view of the Audio Deva logo.
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Atmo Sfera platerless turntable parts

Detail view of the various components of the turntable.

[H/T: Designboom]

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