Luke, I Am Your CD Player
Remember a world before MP3 players and iPods? Neither do I. But I used Google to help me picture this world, and apparently it consisted of CD players. I know – how weird! However, in order to make CD players somewhat cool again, Hammacher Schlemmer have made a Darth Vader CD player. From the product site:
“This is the CD player and AM/FM radio in the shape of Darth Vader’s helmet, adding a certain Imperial gravitas to even the lightest of tunes. The Sith Lord’s mask pivots upward, allowing CDs to be placed inside. The player’s integral speakers render clear sound without the slightest tremor in The Force, while convenient buttons and digital readout make it easier to operate than a TIE fighter. A telescopic antenna is located in the rear base, ideal for improving reception without marring the sinister aesthetic, and a program feature allows listeners to select the order of the songs on a CD. Includes a headphone jack and a line-in for amplifying audio from an external source, such as an MP3 player.”
Smart – NOT just a CD player – but
a SITH LORD! an MP3 player, too. All of this can be yours for $69.95 USD.
That’s a cool picture, but the catalogue description is so intensely nerdy that it kinda makes me hate the product… and the company… and Star Wars.