A couple of weeks ago I saw the above turntable advertised in the paper. This can be used to transfer your vinyl records to CDs MP3s etc and can copy 33, 45 and 78 rpm records. It uses "Audacity" software and a single USB cable. For someone like me who is not mechanically minded this would seem to be an ideal product but I wonder if anyone else has used it and if it is any good.
I personally would not go for this option. For HI-Fi sound you need to buy the correct cartridge (for the tone arm) and the turntable needs to revolve accurately to avoid variations in tone called "wow and flutter". There is no spec listed for this turntable. Also, it is very expensive. You could pick up a good quality conventional unit at a car boot sale (loads of second hand about) for about £5. Connection to your sound card is easy although you may need to get a pre-amp (about £20 max). Incidentally, I would go for a direct drive turntable if poss, as belt drives tend to rot after a period.
If you have an DAP (mp3 player to most people) then you may be able to use the line in recording option. This I find is a better option as the player is designed to do this more than your soundcard is.