Unless I lose my job before next summer, I'm SO going to get this puppy! "The Wand Company" classic Tricorder I already have The Wand Company's Phaser pistol universal remote and their Bluetooth Communicator, so this replica will complete the quintessential "landing party" field gear! (I learned of those just two days ago when I went to TrekCore to reference a couple of screen captures. I'm just surprised (and a tad embarrassed) I did not discover this 2 months ago when it was first announced around July 20th. A couple of years ago when I had issues with my Phaser and contacted The Wand Company for assistance (who went above and beyond to help), I asked if there was a chance they'd release a Tricorder. At that time it just did not seem likely which was, of course, disappointing. Obviously, circumstances have since changed! Yay! Now, the "byline" in the link is a bit nebulous about any planned features, though it hints at a radio receiver, audio recording functions, and with certainty a fully functional LCD based video screen. It also alludes to measuring and presenting some basic weather features. While it is in no way stated or even implied, I think the Wand Company will miss a great opportunity if they do not store some or better yet all the episodes of the original series within the device for playback upon the quaint lil "TV screen" and possibly also upon separate, larger monitors. After all, a person interviewed upon "Adam Savage's Tested" did just that! He obtained the pieces from professional prop makers and installed a "Blackberry" system within the casing to store the data and play it upon the tiny viewer. So the concept is doable, at least on a "one off" basis., "soon") we will have a Tricorder which will also offer "practical" functions. I have NOT been disappointed with either my Phaser or my Communicator, so I have strong faith The Wand Company" will offer another impressive item!