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Working Star Trek Communicator

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The Star Trek: The Original Series Bluetooth Communicator is making its debut at the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend.

For those attending Comic-Con, the Star Trek: The Original Series Bluetooth Communicator can be seen at ThinkGeek‘s booth (#3351).

Star Trek fans of all ages will finally be able to make and receive mobile telephone calls using an exact replica of the iconic communicating device that Captain Kirk and the Enterprise crew famously flipped open to request Scotty’s transportation services.

“Painstakingly 3D scanned from the last remaining Communicator prop in existence, every curve and line of the original [has] been perfectly captured. While it 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.

“Truly a one of a kind collector’s item, this piece of geek-history is crafted from die cast metal, stamped and machined aluminum, specially made microphone and antenna grilles and a painstakingly reproduced housing texture which all ensure that the Communicator is a serious prop that will make collectors mind’s implode with joy.

“This Trekkie fans’ dream will include a sleek stand which uses an invisible magnetic catch to hold it securely in place whilst also boasting built-in wireless charging capability to make sure that the Communicator will always be full of juice and ready for use.

“With its host of authentic Star Trek sounds and recorded conversation fragments, it is a cosplayer’s dream come true. The Communicator also works as an audio speaker to play music streaming from your mobile phone or MP3 player.

“What better way to celebrate the Fiftieth anniversary of the greatest show to grace the galaxy.”

“With Star Trek‘s 50th anniversary next year, we were thrilled to be able to make a real working Communicator, something we know the fans have dreamed about owning since it was first used in the show,” said Chris Barnado, The Wand Company‘s co-founder. “The success of our Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser has shown us how passionate and dedicated Star Trek fans really are, so it has been very exciting to work on this project.”

UK and European fans can pre-order the communicator here, where it will sell for £119.95. For US fans, head to the link located here. US cost for the communicator will be $149.95. In both cases, delivery will take place in January 2016.

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8 thoughts on “Working Star Trek Communicator

  1. > The Communicator also works as an audio speaker to play music streaming from your mobile phone or MP3 player

    Missed opportunity. Why not make *it* a standalone MP3 player? Given the hardware that has to be in it already for Bluetooth pairing, it wouldn’t have cost much more to add the hardware to play music.

  2. “The success of our Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser”

    Screw the communicator; if these guys built a working phaser then I want THAT.

  3. I want a servo. Surely something cool can be done with that these days. Only Trek prop I’ve never seen an official version of. And better than the ones ive seen. Let’s go men!

  4. I want. I want it. I want it. Works. It’s cheaper and better than anything Master Replicas did. And I was a fan of them.

    As I’ve said also,……now someone make a Gary Seven servo. Make it work. Make it look like the real prop. There’s gotta be a market for that. Can’t understand why it hasn’t been.

  5. Agree flip phone opportunity was biggest miss. I always thought Motorola should have released FRS walkie talkies in a communicator format as well.

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