Star Trek Communicator For Your Smartphone is Coming Soon
This is the best Star Trek accessory which we have seen in a long long time: a faithful replica of the sci-fi show’s iconic Communicator device that works as both a Bluetooth handset for your phone and as a portable speaker. Built by The Wand Company and making its debut appearance at San Diego Comic-Con this week, the Communicator is constructed from die cast aluminum and comes with a magnetic stand for wireless charging. As well as its Bluetooth functionality, the device is also filled with authentic Star Trek sounds and conversation fragments.
The Wand Company — the creator of various Bluetooth wands, sonic screwdrivers, and even a Star Trek phaser — says it used “structured-light 3D scanning” to make sure the Communicator replicated “every curve and line” of the original. And although it’s not clear exactly how you place a call using the Communicator, the company promises that Star Trek fans can answer their connected smartphone by simply flipping open the antenna grille: perfect for cosplayers who never want to break character.
The Communicator is available to pre-order for $149.95 from the Star Trek shop, although it won’t be shipping until January next year. This must be on top of every Star Trek Fans list.