All-in-one DJ consoles usually come in two flavors: “plastic” and “plastic with tiny bits of metal to keep the plastic together.” Sure, plastic’s light, but a little heft helps when you’re adjusting faders and twisting knobs -- not to mention scratching. That’s why the Hercules DJ Console 4-MX makes a statement with the kind of build quality that’s usually seen only in pro components. It’s not just the metallic goodness we’re happy about, either -- the feel of the faders, buttons, and knobs all benefit from this upgrade in quality. While we wouldn’t recommend dropping it on the floor, it does feel like it could handle the fall better than most.
You might not think taking your expensive portable technology into rugged terrain, but there’s no reason to use the excuse that your MacBook or iPod are too delicate to take outside as to eschew the great outdoors—or an opportunity to exercise and breathe fresh air. With the proper gear, your tunes can venture outside with you and go back inside no worse for the wear.