Want to live like your grandparents? Well, you can now APPEAR to live their lifestyle. You can soon own a Gramophone that looks like theirs only it is powered by your iPhone, an Android device, or any other Bluetooth-equipped music player.
The Gramovox company has merged the old with the new in its Bluetooth Gramophone. The merger of vintage audio device and modern technology takes the form of a 3:4 scale replica of the R3 Magnavox horn speaker and packs a Bluetooth 3.0 module to allow wireless connection of mobile devices.
The steel and brass "horn" is mounted on a base made of walnut or maple. An inner cavity in the base houses the electronics and an audio driver optimized for the acoustics of the Gramovox. The Bluetooth 3.0 module allows for a range of 30 ft (9 meters) when streaming audio to the unit, along with a 3,300 mAh Li-ion battery that the company says provides 15 hours of battery life.