Star Wars Death Star Bluetooth levitating rotating speaker review
The most attractive-sounding product of the year is a great stocking-filler
- Is a levitating Death Star Bluetooth speaker
- Mediocre sound
There are much better-quality Bluetooth speakers out there (cheaper too), but they aren't all levitating Death Stars are they?
Price$ 250.00 (AUD)
So we may have got a bit excited at the announcement of this device from Plox. But it’s quite natural to regress to a small child when something like this comes along. Yes it’s a levitating Death Star speaker and yes you (and/or your kids) will probably want one. Yes Christmas is coming and yes, it’s $250. That’s not cheap. So is it worth buying?
Firstly, if you’re buying this for yourself or especially a child, charge it up before wrapping it up. The base needs to be plugged in to work and when it is it becomes a very strong magnet. If you, like most other people, then try and make the Death Star levitate above the base, even after a cursory glance at the instructions, you’ll end up in a hilariously-frustrating scenario just like this…
But once it’s up and running you have a levitating, rotating Death Star! Just search with Bluetooth on your phone, choose, Death Star and you’re away. Note, there’s no security here, anyone else can connect and play audio too. The battery lasts for two hours.
There’s only one, 5-Watt speaker in there so don’t expect the greatest audio quality. It doesn’t get very loud – but will fill up a bedroom with modest-quality audio. Treble appears without distortion and bass is almost impressive considering the size. But there’s little punch or rounded audio quality here.
Look, it’s a levitating, rotating Death Star speaker and, to some extent, it does what it says on the tin. At $250 it’s not cheap. Furthermore, Amazon and eBay have similar models – some of which light up and cost less, but none of them appear to have proper Australian distribution and/or be officially-licensed products.
You can buy a UE Boom 2 which sounds dramatically better, is ruggedized and waterproof for around $70 less so if you need a portable Bluetooth speaker and are any kind of audiophile get that... But then you won’t have a levitating, rotating Death Star speaker will you?
Join the newsletter!
We have five of these fabulous Logitech® SLIM COMBO keyboard covers to give away to our lucky PC World Readers. T&C's apply http://bit.ly/32MsZgc
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Oppo Reno Z Australian review (2019)
- 2 Sony WF-1000XM3 Australian review: Flair, finesse and form
- 3 Samsung Galaxy A70 Australian review
- 4 TCL X7 QLED TV review: Full, Australian review
- 5 Gigabyte Aero 15 (2019) review: Full, Australian review
Latest News Articles
- Samsung's new Frame TVs are cheaper and better
- JBL's Flip 4 finally gets a follow-up
- Remember that JBL Link soundbar? It's now for sale
- Hisense's first soundbars get a price
- LG claps back at Panasonic with transparent OLED
PCW Evaluation Team
This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.
It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.
As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.
The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.
This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.
Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Note 10+ vs Note 10+ 5G
- The Samsung Galaxy Book S is coming to Australia
- Everything you need to know before you buy a 5G phone in Australia
- Everything you need to know about Smart TVs
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?