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Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator actually works and looks like the real thing

Bluetooth Star Trek Communicat...
The Star Trek Communicator looks like the real thing – and it works
The Star Trek Communicator looks like the real thing – and it works
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Opening the grill actually lets users answer calls
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Opening the grill actually lets users answer calls
The Star Trek Communicator looks like the real thing – and it works
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The Star Trek Communicator looks like the real thing – and it works

It's no secret that Star Trek fans are extremely into the technology offered in the franchise. It's with that in mind that The Wand Company has launched a Bluetooth replica of the Star Trek Communicator, just in time for San Diego Comic-Con. Not only does it look just like the beloved piece of technology, but it works.

The device has been designed to look exactly like the Communicator from Star Trek: The Original Series. The Wand Company promises that it used "structured-light 3D scanning" to create an exact replica, so even the most hardcore Trekkies will be able to meticulously inspect it and find that it looks as it should.

The handset itself is made of die-cast aluminum and it also comes with a magnetic stand that features wireless charging.

The functionality of the device is quite standard as Bluetooth speakers go. Users can make and receive calls, and play music through it. The grilled cover can be opened to answer calls, just like it would in Star Trek. It also features sound effects from the show, which is another nice little touch for Trekkies.

The Star Trek The Original Series Communicator Bluetooth Handset is available for preorder now for US$150, and while it will be shown off at Comic-Con, the device isn't shipping until January of next year.

Source: The Star Trek Shop via SlashGear

7 comments
Bill Bennett
I want one
Deadpan
Star Trek fans used to look forward and help inspire innovation with thoughts of what could be. Nostalgia has now brought that to a halt as they can't move past those things that are now obsolete, and are dragging the rest of us down with them.
StWils
Deadpan, Pound Salt. I want one too but as a full up smartphone.
Stephen N Russell
OK Apple, Samsung lisc this, love one for my Galaxy S 5 model alone.
charlieFreak
I have a smartphone watch (Cross Country SZ9) that I make calls with. No need for Bluetooth. I guess I'm more advanced than Jim Kirk.
Deadpan
We lived through the era of Nextel/Sprint annoyance devices that broadcast not only the conversation of the rude persons who used them, but also a piercing alert to announce both the beginning and end of each snippet of said conversation. I AIN'T going back to that!
habakak
Score one for the nerds...