Star Trek is one of the most popular and most loved science fiction franchises in history, so it goes without saying there are legions of loyal fans out there who would stop at nothing to get their hands on a real piece of technology written about in the books or showed off in the TV series and films. Sadly, you're not likely to get your hands on a phaser anytime soon, but with the advancements in communications technology it seems you will be able to get a hold of a real life communicator. At least, in the form of a Bluetooth handset.
If you're a fan of Star Trek, the online merchant website known as the Star Trek Shop may be a favorite where you can find all manner of products themed after Star Trek, and one of the newest listings for a device to come is the Star Trek Communicator from the original series. This Bluetooth handset boasts a detail so realistic that the shop claims it's the most accurate replica ever made. Whether or not you agree is up to you, but if you've always dreamed of talking to your contacts through a Star Trek communicator you'll soon be getting your chance. As one might assume, this device connects to your phone via Bluetooth and allows you to talk to through it to people while in a phone call.
The piece is made partially of die cast metal and designed off of 3D scans from the original prop, and since this is a handset style design it is completely wireless and can be carried around with you. The stand it sits on in the pictures doubles as a wireless charging base for the unit so you can either talk on it while it's on the base or pick it up and take it with you to the next room. The LED lights included aren't just for show to make it look cool, they also act as an indicator for letting users know the status of the battery level on the device while charging, and while the main idea is to be used as means for communication, it can also be used as a Bluetooth speaker for streaming music from your connected device too. The Star Trek Communicator won't be shipping until January of 2016, but interested fans can already start placing pre-orders for the device if they have the $150 to spare.