There really is no better way to live long and prosper than to show off your enthusiasm with a Star Trek Communicator cell phone. You can easily become the envy of all your other Trekkie friends with one of these unique cell phones, because it can be see distinctly different from the iPhones and BlackBerry smartphones of the world.
Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before
One thing needs to be made very clear. By and large, when you are considering a Star Trek Communicator cell phone, you aren't really looking toward the future of cell phones, per se. The main appeal here is not to get cutting edge technology for a few centuries in the future. It's unlikely that you'll get any space-age innovations from your Captain Kirk-inspired handset, but you are still boldly going where no man has gone before.
Finding a Star Trek Communicator Cell Phone
Attending nearly any science fiction convention or walking into nearly any comic bookstore, you will probably get bombarded by a wide array of Star Trek memorabilia. Some people are interested in finding replica phasers. Others want the complete uniform of the Starfleet Academy. You can continue with this enthusiasm with a Star Trek Communicator cell phone.
The best part is that you will not only be getting a great piece of movie and television memorabilia, but it is actually a functional device that you can use on a daily basis!
HTC Star Trek
With a name like that, you would assume that this HTC smartphone is a nearly perfect replication of the legendary device from the science fiction universe. Unfortunately, the design has only been partly inspired by Captain Kirk and Captain Picard. The HTC Star Trek is a fairly standard clamshell-style flip phone, but it does come loaded with Windows Mobile. In this way, it boasts a more advanced level of functionality than conventional phones, offering you a greater ability to organize your schedule, send email messages, and surf the mobile web. It will not set your phaser on stun.
The HTC Star Trek is also sold internationally as the Qtek 8500 and the i-mate Smartflip.
Retro Bluetooth Chic
While it may not be a complete Star Trek Communicator cell phone, there is a version of the Star Trek Communicator available on eBay that can work as a Bluetooth headset/handset to accompany your regular cell phone. The design is very much inspired by the original Star Trek with Spock, Sulu, and Kirk.
This Bluetooth Communicator features a gold-colored cover, three buttons, and working LED lights. It has been available since late 2004, so the initial wave of enthusiasm has waned somewhat. In this way, finding this device online should be more economical than it has been in prior years.
Star Trek for VoIP
If the Bluetooth communicator above is not enough to wet your whistle, you can consider a more complete Star Trek Communicator for your computer instead. It won't be quite as portable as the regular device, but there is a Communicator replica that works as a VoIP handset. When using an Internet telephony service like Skype, you can use this Star Trek Communicator rather than a generic headset.This device connects to your computer, whether it be a laptop or a desktop, via a standard USB connection. It will work with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X. Star Trek-inspired sound effects are also included, as well as a speakerphone, volume controls, and a gold-colored plate.
Customize a Motorola RAZR
When a commercially available Star Trek Communicator cell phone isn't enough, there is always the option of creating a unique Motorola RAZR. Searching through the Internet, you may find some tutorials on how to do this, but know that the process may not be easy and it will definitely void your warranty.Then again, it just may be worth it. Beam me up, Scotty!