I can’t recall if we did feature the supposed sleep-inducing Star Trek TNG Enterprise NCC-1701-D when ThinkGeek dished it out as an April’s Fool prank. Anywho, its OK that we never did because, what once was an April’s Fool joke is now a reality. Not that, it is also a Bluetooth speaker now. So, Trekkies rejoice cos’ the Star Trek TNG Enterprise NCC-1701-D Bluetooth Speaker is a thing, fresh out of our favorite (and not affiliated) geek store, ThinkGeek. This officially licensed product is a replica of the majestic Galaxy-class NCC-1701-D straight out of the Star Wars: The Next Generation series and features an array of spaceship-requisite LEDs and sound effects, and a featured ‘teased’ a few years ago, an engine noise emulator to coax you to sleep.
Both the lights and sounds are user-switchable. Meaning they can be turn on and off as desired. As for the white noise generator, AKA engine noise emulator, it plays for an hour before auto shutoff, befitting its futuristic presentation. In addition, it is, as the product name implies, a Bluetooth speaker that leverages on Bluetooth 4.1 technology for wireless audio streaming from up to 33 feet (10 meters). Under the ship hull is a lone full-range 45mm driver and there is a rechargeable 800 mAh lithium-ion that offers up to 8 hours of playback in between charges.
Obviously, this thing won’t fly around your room as it spits out your favorite tunes, but it does, however, gets a stand, modeled after com badge, for displaying it in all its glory. And no, it is not able to pull off the saucer separation. You can find the Star Trek TNG Enterprise NCC-1701-D Bluetooth Speaker on ThinkGeek, priced for $79.99 a pop. Hit the jump for the product video.