Vinyl is currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity, but there are plenty of people who still see the turntable as dated technology.

While that may be the case for some music systems, it’s far from the case with the MAG-LEV Audio ‘Levitating Turntable’, a gravity-defying record player that is currently seeking funding on kickstarter. The first ‘Levitating Turntable’ visually enhances the experience of listening to vinyl records by levitating the platter, thus creating a turntable of the future for the medium of the past.

MAG-LEV Audio searched for a way for people to have a better, newer way to experience vinyl records. By pushing the frontier of audio technology, it was able to integrate the uplifting experience of music into the turntable design itself, bringing the feeling of zero gravity into the living room. The first ‘Levitating Turntable’ is designed for people who appreciate high quality sound and innovative design. It includes built-in feet that the platter rests on when not in use, but these retract while the turntable is operating, giving it a truly futuristic appearance. It comes with a pre-fitted tonearm and cartridge, which provides a phono-in connection. Pick a favorite record; turn the turntable on; move the tone arm into position; and lower the cueing lever; then let the smart-record player do the rest. (Via Design Boom)