Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

Get Your Own Limited Edition U.S.S. Enterprise

Most half-serious Trekkies have purchased a few Star Trek knick knacks over the course of their lives. I have an old TNG shirt stuffed somewhere at the back of my closet and dimly remember building a plastic model of a communicator back in the late Cretaceous Period, when such tiny communication devices seemed unlikely to materialize for eons.

My total lifetime outlay on Trek memorabilia? About thirty bucks.

Perhaps this explains my complete amazement at Master Replicas' $1199 limited edition 1:350 scale model of the original Starship Enterprise. First released several years ago, this magnificent 33" long model more-or-less faithfully emulates the famed sci-fi spacecraft, replete with twinkling lights and styling reminiscent of a 1960s Ford. Only 500 are available in the upcoming production run, so I'd think about listing your first-born on Craigslist soon.


Plug the good old NCC-1701 into a handy wall socket (cough... no spare dilithium crystals, guys?) and the engine domes shine with a comforting orange and yellow fan effect to indicate that the ship is happily cruising in your living room under impulse power. Blue navigation lights flash -- all the better to avoid collisions with stray Romulan Birds of Prey -- and there's a glowing white sensor dome at the bottom of the saucer for, uhh, sensing.

The engine nacelles are attached to the body of the ship with a metal frame, ensuring that this model doesn't fall prey to the infamous "nacelle droop" that plagued other replicas and cast members over the years. And even if  $1199 is slightly out of your price range, you can still get your hands on a phaser or classic communicator for under $30.

Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Replica Limited Edition


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