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Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator On eBay (Again!)
Update 01-Aug-2005: If you missed the previous items, another has become available. Find it on eBay at Star Trek Communicator. Thanks to yet another anonymous reader for this tip!
(From Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator)
Update 12-Jan-2005: If you missed the first one, there is now a second one available! Find it on eBay. Thanks to an anonymous reader for this tip!
I couldn't resist checking out this working Star Trek communicator for sale on eBay.
(From Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator)
Here's how it [these devices all work basically the same way] works; it connects to your cellphone via Bluetooth like any other hands-free device. Leave the cellphone in your pocket, and just pull out your Communicator like it was the real deal. It even has a control that plays the authentic communicator sound as you pick up your call. The bad news: it's a one-of-a-kind prototype unit.
If you are interested in other science-fictional communication devices, take a look at the audio relay from Robert Heinlein's The Puppetmasters or the distrans from Frank Herbert's Dune.
Found this item on Gizmodo.
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