The Portable iPhone Turntable For Nomadic DJs

Pushing the limits of what can be considered an iPod/iPhone dock, Philips' FWP3200D is like an all-in-one DJ stage show with a pair of 5.25-inch subwoofers that glow and pulse to your music -- and a set of digital turntables letting you mix and scratch your beats.

The rig can access music from two iPhones or iPods at once when they're docked in the centre of the turntables, or from a flash drive connected to a USB port. If the simple crossfader or rudimentary scratch effects aren't sufficient for your advanced DJ skills, the dock is also compatible with the Algoriddim djay app, which provides more advanced functionality for creating mixes and matching beats. With a price tag of almost $US470 (plus, uh, the cost of two iPhones or iPods) the FWP3200D sits in the upper echelon of iOS docks. But it's still considerably cheaper than picking up a pair of Technics 1200s and a decent mixer, particularly if you have no intentions of ever performing outside of your living room.

[Philips via SlashGear]

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    Could they have made this thing look any more crass?

    I really don't know where to start with how useless this looks...
    The screens ON the turntable part maybe, or how the play controls are on there too...
    Volume control UNDER the xfader?
    Speakers that face straight into the stomach of anyone dj'ing on it?

    Have to wonder if the person who designed this has ever actually dj'd beyond lining up heads and tails of songs and xfading between them...

      From what it looks like (and from what I read on the phillips website), the "turntables" only trigger scratch samples instead of actually scrolling through the track. The only decently useful function on this thing is the xfader.

    What's a DJ???

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