Remember how all those "flip" mobile phones were reportedly inspired by the communicator used by Kirk, Spock and the other members of the original Star Trek TV cast? Well, there will soon be a way to make and receive smartphone calls using a exact replica of that fictional device. The Wand Company has just announced plans to release its Star Trek Bluetooth Communicator in January.
Sure, you already have an iPhone, but hey—you've got two pockets and geek-cred to maintain! Here's what the official Star Trek site has to say about this very cool accessory:
Structured-light 3D scanning allowed the Wand Company to ensure that every line and curve of the original communicator was perfectly captured. And while the Wand Company's latest product won't be able to call a starship orbiting the planet, it will pair with Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones to answer calls with a flick of the classic antenna grille.
The Communicator will include a sleek stand, using an invisible magnetic catch to hold the Communicator securely in place. It also has a built-in wireless charging capability, so that the Communicator will always be fully charged and ready for use.
Diecast metal, stamped and machined aluminum, specially made microphone and antenna grilles and a painstakingly reproduced housing texture further ensure that the Communicator is a serious prop that will delight collectors.
Of course, the Star Trek Bluetooth Communicator will also include a number of authentic sound effects and recorded cast lines from the original series, and it can also be used as a Bluetooth speaker for just playing music or maybe your favorite podcast. Pre-orders for the device are now being taken at the official Star Trek website for the price of $149.95.
Source: Star Trek
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