If you’ve ever been a fan of the Original Star Trek television series featuring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy from the 1960’s then you’re probably familiar with the communicator device. The communicator was amazing futuristic technology then when it was first imagined and it’s been said that modern flip phone cellular phones were inspired by this piece of fictional futuristic technology. Well there is an officially licensed communicator that you can now buy that really does work as a communication’s device.
The actual working Star Trek Internet Communicator is not a cell phone, it’s a Voice over Internet Protocol device (VoIP) which will allow you to make phone calls over the Internet. The communicator isn’t wireless, it’s got a cord with a USB connector at the end of it so that you can plug it into your computer and talk to your friends and family over the Internet. The communicator recreates the look of the original series communicator right down to the famous Moiré pattern which lights up with a backlit LED. The communicator also recreates the “chirping” sound of the communicator when it’s flipped open and is said to have over 21 sound clips built into it. The Star Trek Internet Communicator is compatible with Macs and PCs running XP, Vista, or Windows 7.
Hammacher Schlemmer is offering it for $24.95, a savings of 50% off it’s original price of $49.95. According to their website, they appear to be in limited quantities at the moment. If you’re considering one as a Christmas gift or as one for yourself, you might want to order it before it’s gone. It does look like a fun way to spice up Internet Phone calls for yourself or the Star Trek fan in your live. I wish I was picking one up for myself, but I’m tapped out at the moment and just can’t do it right now.
Click Here to visit Hammacher Schlemmer to get one while supplies last. Be sure to check their other Star Trek items, you can get an Enterprise lamp and if you really want to go all out, you can even get your own full size replica of Captain Kirk’s Chair.