This Turntable Looks Like A Drone

Is the age of drone-inspired design upon us?

Atmo Sfera platerless turntable

Atmo Sfera platerless turntable

The Kickstarter project looks reminiscent of a drone, at least according to one editor.Audio Deva/Kickstarter

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...

Atmo Sfera platerless turntable pulley

Atmo Sfera platerless turntable pulley

Detail view of the turntable's pulley.Audio Deva
Atmo Sfera platerless turntable arm

Atmo Sfera platerless turntable arm

Detail view of the turntable's mechanical arm.Audio Deva
Atmo Sfera platerless turntable logo

Atmo Sfera platerless turntable logo

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

Atmo Sfera platerless turntable parts

Detail view of the various components of the turntable.Audio Deva

[H/T: Designboom]