Wait, don’t throw them out! ELP’s Laser Turntable (LT) is a laser-based device for playing LPs. Boasting “no needle, no wear”, the LT features an absolutely contact-free optical pickup system allowing a record to be played thousands of times with no damage to the record. The LT costs between $15-19 THOUSAND.
More information on the laser turntable can be found here.
Iddo has a B.A. in Philosophy and Cognitive Science and an M.A. in Philosophy of Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is currently writing his Ph.D. thesis on the relationship between the scientific community and industry. Iddo was awarded the 2006 Bar Hillel philosophy of science prize for his work on the relationship between science and technology. He is a member of the board of the lifeboat foundation and was the editor of several high-profile science and technology websites since 1999.