Upgrade Your Car With A ‘Star Trek: TNG’ Warp Core USB Charger

Teslas may be cutting edge for the 21st century, but your old Civic has access to future tech that will allow it to charge your phone and still have enough power to travel at warp speed (if you can get your hands on a cheap warp drive that is). Plus, it’s small enough to fit in a cupholder.

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The Star Trek: The Next Generation Warp Core USB car charger is available to order now for $39.99. That is fairly affordable for technology this advanced when you think about it. Just plug it into the 12V outlet in your vehicle and you’ll be able to charge all of your USB gadgets. It also emits a pulsing blue light to add to the effect, though the warp core sound was omitted for safety reasons. Your old Civic may be able to travel at warp speed now, but it still can’t drive itself when you fall asleep at the wheel. The full list of specs includes:

Star Trek: The Next Generation Warp Core USB Car Charger
• Officially-licensed Star Trek: The Next Generation merchandise
• A ThinkGeek creation & exclusive
• Blue light pulses vertically when it's plugged in
• (On/off switch for light in case you don't want to waste the dilithium crystal)
• Produces a maximum output of 4,000 teradynes per second
• Two USB charging ports, 2.1 Amps each (enough to charge 2 tablets simultaneously)
• Compatible with anything that charges via USB (iPhones, smartphones, iPads, tablets, GPSes, etc.), so long as you have the cable
• Sits in your cupholder
• Plugs into your 12V vehicle power adapter (cigarette lighter)
• Set your phone to play this sound while it's charging for the full effect

• Entire unit - 8" tall x 4 1/2" diameter max
• Cupholder section - 2 1/2" diameter at base
• Cable: 36" long