Read Dan’s latest GeekWire review. Over 1.1K FB Shares. Join the party!
Star Trek TNG CommBadge review
Technology moves quickly in the 21st Century. More so, perhaps, than in the 23rd or 24th.
Last year, the Wand Company offered up the iconic Star Trek Communicator that Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock flipped open into fame in the original “Star Trek” series (TOS). Now, FameTek, the genre subsidiary of Massive Audio, has created an officially licensed Bluetooth Communications Badge like the one used on “Star Trek the Next Generation” (TNG).
This diminutive, magnetically adhered device brings a bit of 24th century magic to the 21st century consumer. No, it doesn’t connect with subspace, nor does it track location so that O’Brien can locate you and beam you out of danger— but it does connect to your iOS or Android device for conversation, queries and sound.
At $79.99, the TNG Bluetooth ComBadge costs about half the price of the old school TOS communicator from Wand, proof that a century’s worth manufacturing lessons results in a more compact device that costs half the price of the original. Are you listening, Apple?
Read the entire post at GeekWire.