TOS Product ideas

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by JBElliott, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. JBElliott

    JBElliott Commander Red Shirt

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    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. :rommie:
     
  2. Ziz

    Ziz Commodore Commodore

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    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.
     
  3. Klaus

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    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
     
  4. JBElliott

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    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.
     
  5. NickInABox

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    I'd be ok with a TOS communicator iPhone case.
     
  6. 22 Stars

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    The door chime is brilliant. Every time i walk into my bathroom now, it goes SWOOSH!
     
  7. Redfern

    Redfern Commodore Commodore

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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.

    Sincerely,

    Bill
     
  8. JBElliott

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    Wahh! I'm jealous! I won't get mine until next week. Glad to hear they're great though!
     
  9. JBElliott

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    The sign the petition! :) They won't get made if it only gets one signature. :rommie:
     
  10. publiusr

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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.
     
  11. JBElliott

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    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.
     
  12. DakotaSmith

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  13. JBElliott

    JBElliott Commander Red Shirt

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    Wow that's pretty cool. Reminds of this wallet:

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    [LEFT]I ordered a few of these from my LCS.
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  14. Klaus

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    ^^I have the Enterprise blueprint wallet... :D
     
  15. JBElliott

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    I got a tweet from Rod Roddenberry that some people were thinking about making the TOS communicator iPhone case. :bolian:
     
  16. publiusr

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    Hi! Is this the same JB Elliot that used to work at the B'Ham NWS and works at ABC 33/40 with James Spann?
     
  17. JBElliott

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    The closest I've come in a year is a nice heavy duty paper wallet that's got the communicator images on it. Very nice, but not a blue tooth communicator or flip up iPhone communicator case.
     
  18. JBElliott

    JBElliott Commander Red Shirt

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    Nope, a different one. I've got two t's. :)
     
  19. Solarbaby

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    I would like an actual PADD from tng. It's just crying out to be made. We have technology! Shame we didnt when TNG was made. Imagine how much better they would have looked than static screens.