The 1byone Belt-Drive 3-Speed Portable Stereo Turntable is a cool looking portable turntable unit with built in speakers, meaning once it’s plugged in all you need to add is the music.
A range of colours are available, you’ll see the nice blue in the video below. There is a catch on the front allowing this to be closed and carried/stored as a case, although the designers appear to have forgotten the power cable needs to go somewhere and haven’t included somewhere to easily store it. The roof could’ve easily had a small net pouch to hold the plug and it’s rather annoying something so obviously designed to be portable has such an oversight.
As a vinyl novice the 1byone Portable Turntable was very easy to use. It has a speed selector on the right (33, 45, or 78) as well as an auto stop feature. There is an arm lifter and as you move the arm over the turntable it automatically starts turning. You don’t need to worry about dropping the arm too quickly, it has a soft landing mechanism.
On the front are a couple of speakers which are OK but rather tinny and not a set you want to turn up loud, they do the job for general background music. Around the side are connectors allowing you to use headphones or an external speaker setup. This was tested with external speakers and while the overall quality was OK, the sound still seemed to lack bass and seem a little on the tinny side.
The 1byone Belt-Drive 3-Speed Portable Stereo Turntable is a fun product for those who want a trip down memory lane. It looks great and certainly attracted a lot of attention and positive comments, be a fun thing to have at a garden party, and if it gets you into vinyl it could be a stepping stone to a higher quality turntable.
1byone Belt-Drive 3-Speed Portable Vinyl Turntable with Built in Speakers, Supports RCA Output, Headphone Jack, MP3, Mobile Phones Music Wireless Playback, Turquoise
3 used from £45.90
- Selectable 33,45 and 78 RPM speeds settings with included 45-RPM adapter
- Play music from all your favorite devices including iPhones, Android smartphones, tablets, PCs, usb-mp3 players through the turntable’s speakers with wireless connection
- Dynamic, balanced tone arm with soft damping control
- RCA output and headphone jack line-in and line-out so you can listen to your music your way
- Briefcase style turntable for lightweight, easy storage and transport, with Wooden cabinet with PU leather wrapping