Leave it to Star Trek to make flip phones cool again.
The Star Trek: TOS Bluetooth Communicator, which went on sale Wednesday, will make you feel like Captain Kirk every time you call your friends, listen to music or search for the closest pizzeria. You can even pretend your favorite digital voice assistant is part of the USS Enterprise crew when you consult it on anything from directions to befriending Klingons.
This working piece of Star Trek memorabilia was created by The Wand Company as part of a commission from CBS Consumer Products to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek TV series. (Disclosure: CBS is the parent company of CNET.)
The Wand Company scanned props used in the original 1966-1969 Star Trek series to get every detail right, right down to the metal casing and classic circular moiré screen.
And it's not just an impressive Star Trek replica, it also happens to connect to your existing smartphone via Bluetooth so you can use it to make and receive calls, listen to music and consult Siri or Google Now.
You won't be able to text or tweet with this Star Trek Communicator, but that's not really what it's used for in the Star Trek series anyway. The communicator also offers authentic sound effects and conversation fragments from the Star Trek Universe.
The price tag at ThinkGeek sets the Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator at $150 (about £111, AU $201). The communicator comes with a stand, case, leatherette carrying pouch and micro-USB to USB charging cable.
While the price might seem steep, it's worth it for some of us die-hard Star Trek fans. This kind of working replica is more than just a prop. It creates endless bragging rights for taking calls with a Bluetooth device that makes us look like we're on a mission.