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Star Trek communicator replica is worthy of the Enterprise

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Richard Lucarelli
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Decades before Captain Picard touched his pin and commanded Number One to "Make it so," Captain James Tiberius Kirk was using a handheld communicator to declare, "Scotty, beam me up."

At a glance, it's virtually identical to one of the communicators Shatner and company held on the old CBS show.

The right-hand button accepts presses and toggles in four directions.

I could also answer calls through the communicator, but, since there's no ear piece and I basically have to hold it in front of my face and talk at it, I tried to avoid using it in public places.

The Star Trek Communicator can even stream music through its tiny speaker, which is loud enough for desk listening, but that's about it.

It's imprinted with the words "U.S.S.

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