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Old January 19 2012, 04:23 AM   #1
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TOS Product ideas

ThinkGeek recently put out a great TOS door chime (link) which I ordered two of before the first run sold out.

That got me thinking of a few other products that would be pretty nifty:
  • a TOS communicator with bluetooth (petition)
  • an iPhone case based on the TOS communicator, with a flip grill (petition)
  • an iPad case based on the TOS pad that Kirk "signed" (petition)

If you'd be interested in any of them (or even if you wouldn't be) "sign" the petitions to let ThinkGeek know they'd have a market.

I've seen some TOS bluetooth communicators on eBay, but they're going for over $300 which is too rich for me and I've seen some "how to" videos, but that's too much time for me, I'd rather a company make it and I buy it for $50 or so.
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Old January 19 2012, 04:46 AM   #2
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Re: TOS Product ideas

Why limit them to TOS? TNG is really the inspiration/precursor/logical extension of iProducts. The TNG padd, both small and large (as seen in DS9) would work better as cases for iphones and ipads.
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Old January 19 2012, 06:45 AM   #3
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Re: TOS Product ideas

We've had 2 contests along this line... and Ptrope has graciously archived them!

"Trek Ads" - April 2005 [the thumbs are broken but the links work]

"Personal Trek Tech" - July 2007
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Old January 19 2012, 06:21 PM   #4
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Re: TOS Product ideas

Well, I'm a lot more of fan of TOS than of TNG, so I wouldn't buy TNG stuff, but I'm sure a lot of people would.

The Padd from TNG would work a lot better with the iPad and there's sort of an app for that (which I did buy but didn't think much of) and a bluetooth comm badge from TNG would be pretty cool, but TOS communicator iPhone case would be ideal.
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Old January 20 2012, 08:37 PM   #5
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Re: TOS Product ideas

I'd be ok with a TOS communicator iPhone case.
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Old January 20 2012, 09:29 PM   #6
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The door chime is brilliant. Every time i walk into my bathroom now, it goes SWOOSH!
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Old January 20 2012, 09:52 PM   #7
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I actually have a "pocket" door leading to my bedroom. Didn't have it installed; it just came with the house. One of those "intercom" chimes would certainly add to the motif.

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Old January 21 2012, 01:41 AM   #8
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Re: TOS Product ideas

22 Stars wrote: View Post
The door chime is brilliant. Every time i walk into my bathroom now, it goes SWOOSH!
Wahh! I'm jealous! I won't get mine until next week. Glad to hear they're great though!
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Old January 21 2012, 01:42 AM   #9
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NickInABox wrote: View Post
I'd be ok with a TOS communicator iPhone case.
The sign the petition! They won't get made if it only gets one signature.
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Old January 21 2012, 08:09 PM   #10
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The TOS communicator is actually rather fat, so there is an option for a double flip phone.

You have the mesh flip-grid and the moire pattern on the front side, but on the opposite side you could have a hidden hinge that allows the communicators back to slide open for something like a blackberry.

I seem to recall a raised structure that surrounds the shell of the communicator from top to bottom--so that is the join for a back that opens.
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Old January 26 2012, 07:53 PM   #11
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The door chime is brilliant. Every time i walk into my bathroom now, it goes SWOOSH!
Mine showed up yesterday. I've got two of them, one at the top of the stairs and one at the bottom. They're great! The only thing that would make them better would be a walkie-talkie function for a "real" intercom.
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Old January 27 2012, 02:46 AM   #12
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I'm certain it wouldn't be what you're looking for, but I ran across this a while back, when looking for a TOS communicator cell phone case:



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Old February 4 2012, 01:53 AM   #13
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Wow that's pretty cool. Reminds of this wallet:



I ordered a few of these from my LCS.
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Old February 4 2012, 06:11 AM   #14
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^^I have the Enterprise blueprint wallet...
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Old February 25 2012, 12:41 AM   #15
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I got a tweet from Rod Roddenberry that some people were thinking about making the TOS communicator iPhone case.
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