Dr. Who is one of the most popular shows in television history. You
can't swing a Dalek without hitting one. The show is nearly as popular
in the United States as it is in Britain, where it all started. This
year is the 50th anniversary of this landmark science fiction show. What
better way to celebrate (and watch all of the anniversary specials)
than with this totally awesome Sonic Screwdriver TV Remote Control. It
is so cool you may get frostbite.
Dalek (A major enemy of Dr. Who) (Photo by Tony Hisgett/Creative Commons via Wikimedia)
The unlikely show has had 11 actors playing the title role, but that is all part of the charm and is written into the character. One of the ways that the Doctor deals with the emergencies that constantly surround him as he travels through time and space is with his handy little sonic screwdriver. Despite its humble name this device can open doors, scan for trouble, and, well, do just about anything. In this case it can change your TV channels, adjust the volume, and turn it on or off.
The device is modeled on the design used by the current Doctor played by Matt Smith. It learns the television codes from your regular remote control and works on gesture-based technology so that you can use the remote just like the Doctor himself.
Dr. Who's Sonic Screwdriver Remote Control
When in control mode the remote makes sonic screwdriver noises and the end lights up. There is also a lock code so that you can make sure that you are the only one who uses the device. With three memory banks that recognize thirteen gestures each you can control more than just your TV with this "timey-wimey" device.
TARDIS (Photo by aussiegall/Creative Commons via Wikimedia)
Now all you need is your own TARDIS refrigerator to keep you drinks and snacks on hand to go with your Sonic Screwdriver TV Remote Control and you'll be set to travel the television universe in true Dr. Who style. For more information or to order, click here.
A new season of Dr. Who starring Matt Smith begins on Saturday, March 30, on BBC America. The third anniversary special on Sunday, March 31, is a retrospective of the third Doctor, Jon Pertwee.
Sources: CoolThings, BBC America