You are looking at the product that will do what cassette tapes, CDs and MP3s could not: Kill the vinyl LP. Until now, the vinyl record has been kept on life support by Technics 1200-spinning DJs who require the plastic discs to scratch out a beat. But now Pioneer, rival to Technics’ parent company, Panasonic, has released a turntable that can “scratch” CDs. While manipulating the top plate the same way a DJ would jiggle a record under a needle, the Pioneer DJV-X1 is able to digitally read the encoded music and reverse or fast-forward the track accordingly. DJs like Junior Vasquez and Danny Tenaglia have already made the switch, likely because the DJV-X1 can also store up to 500 loop or cue points, which can be effortlessly searched and accessed while performing. Best of all, the DJV-X1 can play DVDs, and the video output will also move forward or back with each scratch. At US$3,199, this gadget of the future may seem expensive, but think of the money you’ll save on replaced needles.