It’s been a while since I had fun unboxing something. It gets repetitive after sometime. You know… remove the tape… flip up the box… tada~! The monotony of getting gadgets out of carton boxes ended for me though a few days ago when the Motorino Satchmi Portable Turntable landed on our doorstep! This novel product is a modern take on the old fashioned turntable of yesteryear. Yes, you actually need Vinyl records for this one folks.
Motorino Satchimi Portable Turntable Features
- 3 speed turntable: 33, 45, 78 RPM
- Ceramic Stereo Cartridge
- 45RPM adapter
- Built in Speakers
- Rechargeable Battery
- USB Port for Connection to PC: Convert Vinyl to MP3 with Free Audacity Software
- Stereo RCA Output: Ready to connect to your own speakers
Check out our unboxing as well as initial impressions below!
The Motorino came in a printed blue carton box with a design that made it look like some sort of big briefcase. The design is consistent even when you start opening the flaps from the top since the inner folds still have the same print on them (cool! someone nominate these guys for packaging awards or something).
If you take a peek inside you’d think that there was another box inside the box since it looks like there’s another briefcase in there. When you pull it out though and you remove the foam you’ll realize that the briefcase is the Motorino itself! The built-in speakers are at the front and you’ll find a USB port and RCA cable I/O at the back. To open just unlock the latch at the front and flip the front part up.
Boom. Memories of yesteryear should start flooding in right now, hahaha! I was initially puzzled how to actually operate it since the only turntable I’ve seen in the past was the one that my dad owned. Instead of googling I just tried to remember how he did it. I took out the John Mayer vinyl record that was included in the package, gently slid out the disc, and put it on the turntable. I turned the power on after plugging it to the wall outlet and the disc started spinning. I lifted the bar up on the right and let it fall on the outer part of the disc. After that? John Mayer’s cool voice filling the living room. Awesomeness.
Pricing and Availability
The Motorino Turntable sells for Php5,499. To order one just go to the Satchmi website. Watch out for our full review next week!