ThinkGeek have been known for making some outrageous products in the past. However, they may have just took it to the next level with the new Death Star Bluetooth Speaker. With such a futuristic design, I can imagine all Star Wars fans going a bit crazy right now. The speaker features a Death Star on an acrylic stand, how cool is that?
It does look very nice, something very different to the normal stuff we see these days. But the best part of the Death Star is that when you play music, it lights up like a black disco ball. The inner light shines out whenever music is playing, and looks very cool when it’s playing in the night. Coming in at 4.5 inches in diameter, it uses Bluetooth technology to connect to your iPhone or Smartphone and play your music. There’s also a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Battery life is not too bad, with an estimated 8-hour battery life, thanks to a rechargeable lithium ion battery.
Surprisingly, the price is not as high as expected, with a retail price of $60. Add on roughly another $10 for shipping and handling, and you still have an attractive price of $70. I’m sure Star Wars fans are queuing up at the stores right now.
Sources on the Internet say there are a few issues with the Death Star Speaker, mainly the lithium batteries. Have a look at this article for more information. Overall though, I think the design and low price outweigh any disadvantages. If not to play music, at least it will look cool in any Star Wars fan collection.