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Star Trek gear fit for a Trekkie lifestyle

When a Spock action figure just won't do, some Trekkies go hardcore and buy the real stuff. Here is a look at Star Trek gear for an out-of-this-world lifestyle.

  • iPhone Case Fit for Kirk



    We admire the devoted fan that created this [[xref:http://www.flickr.com/photos/andyclement/3399603973/|neat-looking iPhone case|Project 365/89 - Geek]] to show his allegiance to the Star Trek series. Though there are no details on how it was made, from the looks of it, it's pretty simple to make. If you don't have an old Star Trek pin, as this fan did, just get a Star Trek decal and glue it to your phone. I wonder if that voids the warranty…

    Photo and mod credit go to [[xref:http://www.flickr.com/photos/andyclement/3399603973/|Andy C|Andy C]].
  • Spork in the Road



    Good news and bad news! The [[xref:http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/bced/|Star Trek Spork|Star Trek Spork]] ($20) once ran only as a limited-edition collector's item--and sold out quick. But the good news, according to Think Geek, which sold the item, is that the Spork will be back soon for sale.
  • Captain's Log, Stardate...



    "Because of the intensity of the script, at times Shatner brought his work home with him." This [[xref:http://www.amazon.com/Londons-Times-Star-Wars-Cartoons/dp/B000K43972/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1241111780&sr=1-2|hilarious mouse pad|Londons Times Star Wars and Star Trek Cartoons - Kirk On Toilet Clean Me Up Scottie - Mouse Pads]] ($13.99) is sure to liven up your day with its mangled grammar and poo-poo humour that's bound to engage you in wordplay with Shatner.
  • Kirk Throne



    If you don't have the dough to spend on a complete Star Trek home theatre setup, you can at least own your own [[xref:http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=DC17690|Captain Kirk's Chair|Star Trek Classic Captain Kirk Chair Replica ]] ($2200). As an added bonus, this Trek throne of power comes with a series of buttons. We're still trying to figure out whether those buttons actually do anything.
  • Give Your iPhone Some Trek Style



    Transform your iPhone into an authentic-looking Tricorder (free) using your iPhone's Web browser. Simply follow this [[xref:http://38i.biz/tricorder/|link (http://38i.biz/tricorder) on your iPhone or iPod Touch|Tricorder]]. And then tap on the various of buttons for different effects, such as data and biology sensing mechanisms.
  • Give Your iPhone an LCARS Look



    Is your iPhone UI giving you the doldrums? If you’re comfortable hacking your iPhone, you can beam some Star Trek excitement onto your phone. This [[xref:http://www.robotthoughts.com/technology/2007/12/icars-a-star-trek-lcars-summerboard-theme-for-the-itouch-and-iphone/|LCARS Summerboard theme|iCARS, A Star Trek LCARS Summerboard Theme For The iTouch and iPhone]] will make your iPhone’s interface mimic something you might see on the Star Trek Enterprise. LCARS, for all you non-trekkies, is short for Library Computer Access/Retrieval System and is the highly stylized operating system used on the Star Trek Enterprise. This [[xref:http://www.iphonehacks.com/2007/10/summerboard-v3.html|free theme does require the iPhone Summerboard hack|SummerBoard for iPhone OS v1.1.1: iPhone Hack Enables Scrolling of iPhone's Home Screen]]--something you may not want to get invested in.
  • Keeping Time in Trek



    Modeled after the [[xref:http://www.tokyoflash.com/en/watches/tokyoflash/kyokusen/|LCARS display of the Enterprise's computer|Star Trek Wrist Watch]], this $140 watch (currently sold out) looks so futuristic it just might be unreadable. Seriously, how would you tell time on this thing?
  • Star Trek Afterlife



    Now you can jet into the Star Trek afterlife with [[xref:http://www.eternalimage.net/star_trek.php|either a Star Trek-themed urn or casket|STAR TREK Line of Urns and Caskets]] (prices not set). The urn is modeled after some part of the ship's machinery. We suppose the casket is, as well--maybe a photon torpedo.
  • Star Trek Cell Phones and Peripherals



    This [[xref:http://www.gadget4all.com/prod_detail.php?prod_id=00754|Star Trek USB Communicator Internet Phone|STAR TREK USB Communicator Internet Phone]] ($44) looks just like the authentic Star Trek Communicator. The USB phone works with VoIP services iChat, Skype, MSN, and AIM. This space-age beauty comes loaded with 21 different sound effects and a moire LCD screen that spins when the cover is open, making you believe you're truly going where no one has gone before--even though you're just talking to your AIM buddy.
  • Set Your PC Mouse to Stun



    Now you can set your computer mouse to stun. This [[xref:http://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Generation-Phaser-Mouse/dp/B000U32IPM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1241111780&sr=1-1|Star Trek Type 1 Phaser Mouse|Star Trek Type 1 Phaser Mouse]] ($90) not only makes "action phaser sounds" but also lets you shoot a laser beam. We were hoping it might actually work as a self-defence weapon, considering its $90 price tag.
  • Keeping Trek Time



    Carlos Perez designed this [[xref:http://perezdesign.com/2008/09/fossil-watches/|Star Trek watch|Star Trek Watch]] ten years ago for Fossil. Perez says it was a limited run, so you'd have to be a very savvy eBay user to find one nowadays. But any Trek fan worth his or her weight should start hunting, because they literally don't make 'em like that anymore.
  • Serious Sound



    Looking for a pair of suitable speakers to crank some of [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3yO4mu5pb4|Leonard Nimoy's vocal stylings|Spock Sings of Bilbo]]? Here is the perfect set. Like the Star Trek chandelier, [[xref:http://www.davoneaudio.com/|Davone Audio's $5595/pair speakers|Davone Audio]] don't explicitly say it's Trekkie merchandise, but we aren't fooled. This award-winning speaker system was clearly engineered by a fan of the Star Trek swoop logo.
  • Trek Theater



    This diehard Trekkie created the ultimate [[xref:http://www.bornrich.org/entry/this-star-trek-theater-is-for-real/|Trek home theater|This Star Trek Theater is for Real!]] using 15 different tech sources ([[xref:http://www.electronichouse.com/article/original_star_trek_props_anchor_home_theater/|see the list here|Original Star Trek Props Anchor Home Theate]])--no doubt for what must have been thousands and thousands of dollars. The end result: the ultimate forever-bachelor pad.
  • Smells a Bit Nerdy to Me



    We have no idea how a Star Trek commander smells, but I imagine it's something like these colognes [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/160732/star_trek_the_final_fragrance.html|Tiberius and Red Shirt|Star Trek: The Final Fragrance]] that range in price from $30 to $40. For lady Trekkies, there is [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/163201/smells_like_geek_spirit_introducing_the_star_trek_perfume.html|Pon Farr|Smells Like Geek Spirit: Introducing the Star Trek Perfume]]--an out-of-this-world scent guaranteed to impress any like-minded Trekkie.
  • Star Trek Gear for Serious Trekkies



    Real Trekkies don’t just settle for a [[xref:http://startrek.playmatestoys.com/|James T. Kirk action figure|Star Trek]], they plop down US$2200 for a replica of Captain Kirk's chair from the bridge of the starship Enterprise.

    To pay homage to the Star Trek movie premiere, we decided it’s time to help Trekkies get serious about their obsession by putting together a collection of inspirational Star Trek gear. Mind you, this is not memorabilia, but Trek gear for everyday use.

    You may want to cool your warp-drive engines, however, because, sadly, not everything assembled here is for sale--so please don’t blame us if you can’t find that Star Trek USB Web Cam shaped like the Enterprise. The good news is that you can spork over just $20 for a Star Trek eating utensil.
  • Live Long and Wear These Funky Gloves



    Sadly we couldn't find pricing or availability for these Spock-tastic [[xref:http://www.highsnobiety.com/news/2008/11/18/bbc-star-trek-gloves/|Star Trek gloves|Star Trek Gloves]]. Clearly modelled after Spock's famous hand signal ("Live long and prosper"), these are gloves to keep the hands of even the coldest Vulcan warm.
  • Geek Eye for the Normal Guy



    We were so inspired by this next series of home-decor-related Trek items, we dreamed up a new basic cable TV show called Geek Eye for the Normal Guy. In this show a group of lovable sci-fi devotees visits an average person’s home each week. Next, the Geek Eye squad shows how to add some far-out flavor to any 21st century decor and wardrobe. Here we see a [[xref:http://www.lampsusa.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=24805|satin nickel-finish Star Trek chandelier|satin nickel-finish Star Trek chandelier]] ($189). Though the official product description says nothing about Star Trek, it's glaringly obvious where the artist found his or her inspiration.
  • Star Trek Corset



    T-shirts and full-body uniforms not enough? Want something sexier? Check out this [[xref:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20121538|Star Trek corset|Star Trek Inspired Corset]] ($200) available at the Etsy shop. If you can talk your girlfriend into squeezing into this beauty, you know you’ve found the right star mate.
  • Trek Threads



    Nothing shows your Star Trek devotion more than dressing in your very own Star Trek threads. [[xref:http://www.startrek-mall.com/st14-Clothing.html|These shirts sold at the aptly-named Star Trek Mall come in various styles|Star Trek Mall]]. There is the casual T-shirt (around $20) for wearing at home, and then there is the Star Trek Next Generation Uniform for the office ($32). As an aside, we love the “What Would Spock Do?” T-shirt ($22).
  • Star Trek Computer Add-Ons



    We are still waiting for an official launch date for the [[xref:http://www.dreamcheeky.com/|Star Trek USB Web Cam|Star Trek Computer Gadgets]] from the folks at Dream Cheeky. In the meantime we can only dream of the Star Trek-inspired video conferencing we’ll do with this plug-and-play space-age Webcam. According to reports, the cam sports red lights from the engines when in use and is compatible with most online chat services.
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