Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator Badge

September 16, 2016


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.


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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