February 2009 Ian Chiu
Calling all Vulcan’s and Klingon’s…. Really. Dream Cheeky is set to roll out a new VoIP/Skype phone in April that should have every Trekkie on the planet drooling. Heralded at CES, the USB speakerphone is a dead ringer (ha!) for a classic Star Trek Communicator loaded with audio features.
While this Federation approved replica won’t promise you any booty calls with Orion slave girls it will help you send and receive VoIP calls with ease. Compatible with Window XP, Vista and Tiger or above, it features an independent USB sound controller with speakerphone and mic that can have audio routed to and from it at will.
The Star Trek USB Communicator has its own volume control and mute function (with indicator) as well as velcro backing for mounting in the most visible place possible. Pick it up and answer hails from the bridge or Thailand with a flick of the wrist to the envy of all your geeky friends. Add to that you can play an assortment of appropriate sound bytes “Transporter room ready to beam up.” Instawin! We give it the highest possible score: 5 out of 5 Shatners. For all non-Trekkies, there’s always the down to earth speakerphone. More images after the jump.
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