SDCC 2012 – Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control
ThinkGeek, working in partnership with The Wand Company and BBC Worldwide, has obtained alien technology from beyond time and space and are ready to unveil it, the Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control, in booth #3629 at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
A high quality metal replica of the Mark VII Sonic Screwdriver currently used by the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, the Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control is a gesture-based remote. Utilizing infrared (IR) technology it is able to manipulate almost all home entertainment systems – from TVs to iPod docks and beyond. Through the piece’s advanced gesture recognition technology, usersl can put the power of 39 commands in the palm of their hand.
Control is straightforward. The Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control works via a series of 13 short gestures, such as rotating, flicking, and tapping. A guided set-up procedure uses spoken prompts to match gestures to commands learned from remotes originating here on Earth.
Those interested in viewing this unique collectable will be able to view and experience it at BBC America Booth #3629 during the duration of Comic-Con. ThinkGeek.com will begin collecting interest at the same time with sales launching on August 31, 2012.