That’s Not a Bad Moon – Death Star Speaker Review

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This officially licensed Star Wars Death Star Speaker isn’t just a collectible figure but also a functioning speaker. I describe it as a figure first because of the high quality craftsmanship that went into getting this speaker to look more like a space station than a home Bluetooth speaker.  When in use the speaker lights up which makes it all the more fun in  the empty space of a dark room, which is somewhere you are likely to leave it and use it from thanks to the 30 foot range for the speakers Bluetooth function.  Connect your device using the one-touch connectivity function to your Bluetooth device  and play The Imperial Theme when come back home through the door for extra dark side points.  Although this space station does not include a planet killer superlaser it does instead have a 2” speaker in its place, you can’t have everything.  Using lithium batteries the speaker holds its charge for up to 8 hours and recharges by way of by way of micro USB port carefully hidden in the exhaust port.

See the Death Star Speaker demo:

When not in use, we like to keep our iHome Death Star we like to nest it somewhere high up on it’s clear acrylic stand.  It might not be a moon but it really looks like a little celestial body from down below as we work away under its watchful gaze. Did we mention that it is a great conversation point? It’s really fun to secretly connect it using Bluetooth confuse our friends until they notice the lights on the surface of what they once thought was only a figurine. Yah! Definitely a great Star Wars Gifts especially for men!

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The Death Star Speaker is still sharp at night


  • The Death Star speaker lights up when in use
  • Wirelessly stream music from up to 30 ft. away
  • Powerful for it’s size
  • Batteries: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (a charge lasts up to 8 hours)
  • Also plays audio from devices equipped with 3.5mm headphone jack (cable included)


  • No volume adjustment on speaker
  • Some reports of malfunctioning USB port
  • Makes a ‘not in use’ sound when plugged in to charge but playing sound
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Final Thoughts

We were surprised to find how much volume this tiny Darth Star speaker can handle.  One negative aspect might be that it doesn’t seem to play music very softly at all.  The speaker itself has no volume controls, that might be big for some people but we have found it easily responds to adjusting the volume on our phone.  This product comes with a warranty for defective parts which is nice since we have heard of some acting screwy.  Ours has been working just fine though.  Verse other, unbranded home speakers this speaker is probably not up to the task of competing with other speakers in its price range.  Be aware that this speaker’s uniqueness is its main selling point and that counts on being the only Death Star shaped speaker that you’ll need.  It’s performance isn’t terrible, but for the price range you can get a better quality sound. Check our top picks & you’ll find the best Star Wars speaker you ever known in galaxy not far away.

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