Star Trek fans rejoice! Now you can boldly go beyond ordinary TV remote controls with this replica Star Trek phaser by The Wand Company, which was built using access to the original weapon first used nearly 50 years ago in the original series. This gadget has a 36 channel memory and makes 10 authentic phaser firing sounds. Continue reading for a video of a previous model and more information on this one.
Since the company had access to the original prop, engineers first used a laser to create 3D scans of the device and then used them to create the final production device. Other cool features include: tactile force-feedback, a customizable personal lock code, and this all comes packaged in a special foam-lined presentation case. Best of all, since it uses infra-red, the phaser can be used to control almost all home entertainment systems.