This seemed like a great desktop gadget to put in the home office. When it comes to mixing the old and new, restoration hardware does a pretty nice job. We thought this was a pretty neat idea — mixing the old gramophone with an ipod or ipad. We can’t determine if this model works with the new apple lightning connector or not, so you might want to check that carefully so you don’t accidentially buy an obsolete piece of equipment. All the same, in terms of solid desktop gadgets for 2013 — we think this one ranks up there pretty high.