Created in collaboration with designer Yuri Suzuki, the Easy Record Maker from Japanese firm Gakken is able to both play vinyl records and record them. It has a mini audio jack that can accept input from a phone, computer, or any other sound source, as well as a cutting arm that permanently etches the incoming signal onto five-inch vinyl discs. It took five years for the project to become reality; the player supports both 33 and 45 rpm and arrives with 10 blank records as well as a magazine detailing its design and background.