Friday, 1 April 2016

ThinkGeek's starship noise machine!

ThinkGeek have revealed their latest innovative Star Trek product, the "Star Trek White Noise Sleep Machine". The machine is essentially a speaker with a snazzy alarm clock built in, featuring the ambient noises of all your favourite starships. Here's how ThinkGeek describe it:
The Star Trek White Noise Sleep Machine provides the low thrum of a familiar spacecraft exploring some corner of an as-yet-unknown galaxy to gently lull you to sleep. Use the easy-to-navigate LCARS touch screen display to select a ship or station, whose schematic will pop up in the next window. Rest your head on your pillow and watch the stars race by, projected onto the ceiling. Bask in the light of the glass "warp" tower as you relax to the familiar sounds of the warp core... or whichever sound you choose. You'll soon discover one craft in particular provides your optimal nighttime environment for maximum relaxation. And there will be no more hitting the snooze bar in the morning with our Red Alert alarm. You'll wake up refreshed, ready to attack the day. Because today is a good day to -- well, do anything, really!
And here's a video of the machine in action:



Pretty cool hmm? Well alas, as you might have guessed (or maybe not given ThinkGeek's often pretty out there inventions), this is the latest in ThinkGeek's long line of April Fool's products. But that's not to say it might not one day be true, as ThinkGeek do have a habit of turning a select few of their more plausible April Fool's ideas into real things, if there's enough interest - As was the case with the amazing USS Enterprise frisbee! You can even vote among this year's options if you like, which also include a vertical landing Mentos and Coke bottle rocket, and a daily flavour calendar!

If ThinkGeek never do make this real, then they've provided the tools to mock up your own version, as their listing includes MP3 samples of all the proposed ambient noises. Combine that with the already existing USS Enterprise projection alarm clock, and you're sorted!

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