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 35-year-old record player and its funny little black discs?
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…
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