ThinkGeek should just pretend it's April Fool's Day any time they have an idea for a product and want to test out its potential for success on a focus group of, like, half a million people. The Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger is yet another gotcha! toy turned toy ready to take down your credit card number and shipping information.
The officially-licensed piece of Back the the Future merch may not be sized to scale, or function exactly like its prototype, but at least will do more than sit there and make you look
pitifully stuck in the 80s awesome. Compatible with any device that charges via USB, this Flux Capacitor has 2 charging ports that each output 2.1 amps of power, or enough to re-up 2 tablets simultaneously.
So even though it won't help blaze your gunmetal gray DeLorean back to 1955 (or forward to 2015; though at this point we're all probably pretty cool with just waiting) I bet if circa 1985 Doc Brown saw the Flux Capacitor as a USB car charger--and especially the newfangled tech of the smartphone it's charging--it would still be enough to elicit a Great Scott! of approval.
When turned on the car charger mimics Flux Capacitor lighting effects. It has a pivoting arm to facilitate fit in a variety of vehicle power port configurations. Dimensions are 2.5" x 3" x 1".
The Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger is a top Dude Gift for a Geek pick.