In the club world, vinyl will never die, but that’s no reason to blaspheme new technology. Nowadays, everyone from the world-renowned to the bedroom DJs are jumping on the Serrato and Traktor bandwagons, and hardware profiteers are scrambling to keep up with the audio-cyclone that’s taking out studios and bar soundsystems.

Enter, the Gemini MPX 40, a shockproof, touch-sensitive mp3 CD player that is closest piece of hardware to legitimately compete with software giants. Featuring an über-sensitive jog wheel, a lit-up LCD, two sample banks, instant reverse, and extreme pitch control, this nice little piece of machinery could fare well at any venue. Just make sure you don’t have any budget constraints when you go shopping for one.
MSRP: $299.99,