Sonic screwdriver remote lets you Time Lord over your TV

You've always coveted the multipurpose sonic screwdriver tool from "Doctor Who." Now you can have one of your very own, with some caveats as to its capabilities.

Sonic screwdriver remote
This won't open locked doors or translate alien languages, but it will mute your TV. ThinkGeek

The Doctor's impressive arsenal of technology is known to be finicky. The TARDIS, in particular, seems to have a mind of its own. Now imagine his sonic screwdriver is on the fritz and can only do one thing: operate a TV. You can have that sonic screwdriver.

The Sonic Screwdriver Programmable TV Remote at ThinkGeek is a note-perfect replica of the tool used by the latest Doctor, played by Matt Smith on the BBC.

The sci-fi magic happens when you use the remote's gesture-based command system. Rotate the sonic screwdriver for volume. Change channels with the flick of a wrist. It can also store up to 39 remote control codes to handle all the devices in your entertainment system.

The $99.95 remote is pricey, but it's made with hand-polished die cast metal and copper plating components to give it both heft and good looks. Naturally, it also has 13 "Doctor Who" sounds effects and working lights to aid in your Time Lord living room cosplay.

You may not be able to have a real working TARDIS of your own, but you'll certainly feel like an advanced alien with two hearts and a strong British accent when you wield your mighty sonic screwdriver to turn up the volume on BBC America.

Sonic screwdriver remote blueprint
The remote comes packaged with a blueprint. ThinkGeek
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Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.

 

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