Oh no! See what happens when young kids use a record player for the first time

We asked children to road test a Fidelity record player from the 80s. What could possibly go wrong?

Children growing up in this digital world barely know what CDs or DVDs are – and, of course, they’re utterly confused by cassette tapes (as this Sony Walkman test proved).

So what would young kids make of a record player more than 35-years-old and its funny little black discs?

[Read more: What do young children think of old gadgets?]

You can see for yourself in this, the latest in a series of videos in which we test popular gadgets from 80s Britain on a group of 5 to 12-year-olds.

We used a Fidelity HF42 portable record player, which is built into a striking red case (now considered kitsch) with an integrated speaker – mono, of course!

Originally launched in the early to mid-1970s, this hugely popular, British-made model was still widely available a decade later.

Records show it would have set you back £13.95 from Argos in 1976, rising to £21.99 in 1983. (See, mum, I told you it was worth keeping all those catalogues!)

Warning: vinyl fans with a nervous disposition should avoid watching this video…

Read more: The eight biggest gadgets of the 1980s

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