Excerpt: I had been looking for something like this for a long time. I am a keen record collector and have travelled to the United States on many occasions to hunt for hidden treasures. On each trip, this little device has accompanied me. This device is self-sufficient. I must confess to not having used it battery operated so can't comment on that but from the mains it works well.
Pros: plays all speeds and is easy to use
Cons: Bulky and not very attractive/ sound quality if using built in speaker