TV remotes just leveled up into a whole new universe of cool thanks to ThinkGeek and their new Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser Universal Remote Control. From the press release:
This exceptionally accurate and highly detailed working replica will be revealed at San Diego Comic Con on July 23 and can be experienced first-hand at ThinkGeek’s booth (#3849).
Created from meticulous 3D scans of the last known hero prop from the original Star Trek series, the Phaser Universal Remote Control is a fully functional gesture-based universal remote control suitable for controlling many home entertainment systems and other IR controlled devices.
Seamlessly blending functionality and perfect form, the 1:1 scale Phaser is equipped with 10 authentic phaser firing sounds, tactile force-feedback, a customizable personal lock code, and can store up to 36 remote commands.
Yep. you can finally use a phaser to turn the TV on and off and make pew pew noises with an actual phaser instead of your boring remote. (Well, I don’t know if you do that, but I know I do.)
The Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser Universal Remote Control will be available at ThinkGeek.com beginning early November 2014.
We’ve got a great rundown on the features and info on this beauty, so head after the jump to see more.
Accurate and highly detailed design, based on privileged access to the last known hero prop, owned by the legendary propmaker, Greg Jein, who is respected for his work on TV shows such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Deep Space Nine, and movies such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind and The Hunt for Red October.
– Highly accurate design using the first-ever 3D laser scans of the last known screen-used hero prop
– High quality nickel and brass plated die cast metal parts
– Detachable Phaser I and pistol grip
– Magnetic metal display stand
– Protective foam-lined transit and display case
– Hand finished and lacquer coated
Packed with high-tech gadgetry for the ultimate cosplay experience. Features and functions include removable Phaser I, removable pistol grip with securing bolt, multi- coloured flashing emitter and range of Star Trek phaser and Enterprise sounds, opening sight and vibration motor for tactile feedback.
– Multicoloured flashing emitter
– Thumbwheel to raise and lower sight
– Ten-position dial selects range of different phaser firing sounds
– Tactile force-feedback vibration motor lets you feel the power of the Phaser
– High quality protective transit case
– Phaser weight tuned to the weight of the original hero prop
– Removable pistol grip is secured by bolt using special issue Enterprise screwdriver supplied.
Command almost all home entertainment equipment with gesture based universal remote control and many other infrared remote controlled devices.
– Gesture-based universal remote control:
– flick up or down to change channels on your TV;
– flick left or right to skip tracks on your hi-fi;
– tilt left and right to adjust the volume on your iPod dock;
– push pull to turn your equipment on and off or open and close DVD trays; – double click press the trigger button to stun any equipment.
– Any-TV-Off mode allows the user to turn off almost any TV with just a press of the trigger button without any programming necessary
– Removable Phaser I works as a standalone gesture-based universal remote control
– Built-in lithium polymer battery, with USB charging cable included
Original Series Phaser is a gesture-based universal remote control that uses infrared (IR) to control all most all home entertainment systems worldwide including TVs, iPod docks and DVD/Blu-ray players.
– 10 authentic phaser firing sounds (including Phaser Overload sequence)
– Silent mode for stealthy control
– Multicoloured flashing emitter with tactile force-feedback vibration motor
– Guided Setup: Teaches you how to use it with spoken prompts
– Advanced gesture recognition technology: nine gestures multiplied by four memory banks means up to 36 remote control codes can be stored
– Rechargeable lithium ion battery (USB charging cable supplied) – four digit Personal Lock Code (set by Phaser II dial)
– 1:1 replica of the last known, original screen-used hero prop, assembles just like the real prop
Product Page ($150)