Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator Badge

September 16, 2016

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This is the Star Trek TNG Bluetooth ComBadge available exclusively from ThinkGeek this November for $80. The Bluetooth badge has an internal microphone and allows users to answer and end calls with a push of the insignia. Oh, plus it makes the combadge chirp sound whenever you press it.

Once connected, one touch answers/ends calls, plays/pauses audio, or accesses Siri, Google Now, or Cortana. And, of course, a touch plays that classic communicator sound effect. Warning: you're going to want to keep the micro-USB charging cable handy right after you receive this, because making it chirp is well-nigh irresistible.

Man, I can't wait for a coworker to get one of these and have it chirping all day long. I guarantee it'll be one of those things that I think is kinda cool at first, but get old really quick until one day, and possibly just later that same day, I look in my rearview mirror and realize I'm driving away from a burning office building.

Keep going for one more shot.

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Thanks to Andrea, who agrees you should be able to mod the badge to play any sound when you press it, like the theme from Golden Girls.

  • Jenness

    Just in time to turn my family reunion into a Star Trek convention - wooohoooo. If I have one and my brother doesn't he's going to flip out...might have to actually get him something he would use and want for once in my life.

  • digidude

    I ordered it before the page even finished loading at ThinkGeek. Combine the chirp with a hailing whistle for the ringtone ... maaaaaaaaannnn!

  • bluecheesedressing

    As soon as I saw the pic I knew both: who would be selling it, and that it would be sold for twice what one would expect to pay for it.

  • Ditto. It's a bluetooth headset sealed in a Star Trek badge enclosure. Anyone with a 3D printer could make the housing, tear down a simple bluetooth comms device and slap it in there and still make a $20 profit selling them at $40 a pop.

    ThinkGeek's greed in trying to appeal to the "cool" side of nerd culture is fucking astounding.

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