Bethesda Launches Bluetooth Connectable Pip-Boy Deluxe

Fans of the Fallout franchise were treated to a special occasion last year when Fallout 4 was announced alongside a wearable replica of the Pip-Boy that you could place your phone inside of while using the Pip-Boy companion app. This year, Bethesda is giving Fallout fans something to cheer about even more, as they have recently announced a fully working replica of the Pip-Boy that connects to your smartphone through Bluetooth. Unlike the Pip-Boy replica that released with the Fallout 4 video game, the Pip-Boy Deluxe Bluetooth Edition is made of higher quality materials and has its very own display.

This is a working replica of the Pip-Boy 3000 MarkIV from in the game and runs a simulated version of the Pip OS that can be found on the device, and those who are familiar with the game franchise will surely love the attention to detail and craftsmanship that has gone into designing and manufacturing this unit. This is for the super fan, specifically those who want to relay a handful of their phone's functions to the Pip-Boy on their wrist instead of having to interact with their smartphone or tablet.

Thanks to the onboard software and hardware, it has the capability to make use of a variety of smartphone and tablet functions such as making and receiving phone calls, receive SMS text messages, and playing audio files thanks to the integrated stereo speakers. You can use it to access your phone's contact list, and if there is no device paired to it users still have access to things like a stats page, a calendar, a map, and more as part of the unit's official "Cosplay Mode." Aside from the unit itself, there are a couple of extra perks that fans will appreciate, like the included stand to put it on a pedestal when not in use, the USB drive holotape that you can insert into the top compartment on the unit, and the carrying tin that it comes shipped in which is inspired by a capsule case from the game. While this is certainly a dream come true for some, it's worth noting that it does not interact with the game, and for that purpose users will still need to download the official Pip-Boy companion app that can be found in the Play Store. There will be a limited run of 5,000 of these, and they are already up for pre-order at $350 with an estimated ship time of November of this year. This follows other Fallout-related news that Bethesda will be launching a virtual reality version of Fallout 4 and Doom on the HTC Vive next year.

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