The PVTT2U, built by Pyle Audio, is a retro turntable that folds up into a briefcase. It has a rechargeable battery, and USB/RCA outputs. It can play 33, 45, and 78 RPM vinyls and it’s easy to set up. The battery just makes it much easier when choosing where to place it.
It’s small and portable, and the battery means you can take it on a picnic, or listen to your old records while the power’s out. Not that you would carry it around like a boom box, but you can place it anywhere you want, without having to look for a wall-plug. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with an AC adaptor to charge it, which means you will have to use your computer’s USB plugs.
Converting the vinyl to mp3 was pretty easy, basically plug and play. On Windows and Mac you can use Audacity or even GarageBand (which i used). Then select the recording device, hit play on the record and hit record on the software.
The PVTT2U comes with Audacity, which you can also download for free, but you can use any audio software that accepts a usb microphone.
I uploaded the original mp3 file exported from GarageBand at the highest quality. From there you are able to clean the audio and sync your tunes for on-the-go enjoyment.