Limited Edition Gold and Silver Plated Sonic Screwdriver Remote (250 numbered pieces worldwide). First available at SDCC, July 2013.
Review & Pics by Cameron
"Firstly, this is not a toy! Its a high grade piece aimed at the collector and gadget freak.
The Sonic is made from metal and has some weight to it, it feels solid and well built. There are no visible screws, buttons or obvious joins and its clear that a lot of work has gone into the design and manufacture to make it as high quality as possible.
There are 4 modes – Practice (to get the gestures right), Control mode (Sonic Screwdriver sound effect is heard when make control gestures), Quiet Control Mode (No Sound Effect) & FX Mode (Different sound effects are heard when performing gestures, no control functions). It's a learning remote and programming is easy, with 3 memory banks, each with 13 gestures so you can control any TV, DVD player etc."
The Wand Company's Universal Remote Sonic Screwdriver is available first online at Firebox from 31st August 2012.
Thanks Cameron & drwho-online.co.uk
Special Fabricator Panel Display Base made for SDCC Display
Richard and Chris from The Wand Company Ltd
Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote
The Wand Company, featured on Dragons Den, have secured a license from BBC Worldwide to produce a Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control. The company have already successfully launched a Harry Potter magic wand remote.
The Wand Company's Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote will incorporate state of the art gesture recognition technology and allow users to store up to 39 remote control codes to, for example, switch on TV's, DVD's and iPod docks.
The Universal Remote is described as 'a high quality metal replica' of the Mark VII Sonic Screwdriver currently used by the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith.
"Our Sonic Screwdriver will not only look authentic, but it will really work to control electronic devices around the home. We are sure that Doctor Who fans will be as excited as we are about our new Sonic Screwdriver,” says Chris Barnardo of The Wand Company.
With a green flashing tip and four operational modes, including practice mode, plus three memory banks, a total of 39 commands can be stored in the Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control, giving users the option of operating multiple home entertainment devices with different flicks of the wrist.
The Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control works through a series of 13 short gestures, such as rotating, flicking or tapping. A guided set-up procedure uses spoken prompts to match gestures to commands learned from existing remote controls.
The FX operational mode also features a range of authentic vintage Doctor Who sound effects.
The Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control features an inbuilt security setting. A three digit PIN can be set by the primary user.
Released August 2012
In July 2013 The Wand Company released the 10th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver Remote
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