First Fully Working Communicator Coming Soon
The Wand Company unveiled its upcoming fully functioning Bluetooth Star Trek: The Original Series Communicator today at Comic-Con in San Diego. For those in San Diego, the highly detailed and flawlessly accurate Communicator can be experienced first-hand at ThinkGeek’s booth (#3351). Using the new product, Trek fans of all ages will 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.
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. It's also a cosplayer's dream come true thanks to its host of authentic Star Trek sounds and recorded conversation fragments. In addition to being a Bluetooth handset, the Communicator works as an audio speaker to play music streaming from your mobile phone or MP3 player.
“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, co-founder of The Wand Company. "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."