Mon
Jul 20 2009 10:00pm

Tor.com Anniversary Giveaway #22: Star Trek USB Microphone Communicator

The Prize: A USB-connected microphone perfect for Skype, MSN, AIM, iChat, Teamspeak, etc. Did I mention it looks just like a Star Trek communicator? Because that’s awesome.

The Rules: To get this giveaway, all you need to do is comment (once—duplicates won’t count) on this post. The winner will be selected at random. You have until 12pm EST on Tuesday, July 21st, to comment here. No geographic restrictions apply. You may enter yourself to win as many of these giveaways as you’d like, but if you are randomly selected as the winner you are ineligible to receive any others, so make sure to pick the ones you want!

286 comments
David Miller
1. Dimitrii
own it!
Tyler Davis
5. killerjello
Not I enter my name too, then it will be mine! muhahahahahahahahaa...
Katie Schmidt
6. safarikate
Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a computer engineer!
spinnerrowe
12. Dietes
This I really really want
Jennifer Liang
13. JenniferL
I don't even know what I'm going to use this for, but I must have it.
spinnerrowe
15. alisonw
beam me up!
Kevin Agot
16. ColeDaddy
"Hello, I'm Brett Favre!"
"Scramble!"
Kevin Walton
17. Dryth
Awesome Star Trek gadget. Drooling...
Samantha Brandt
20. Talia
*star trek themed interpretive dance of want*
spinnerrowe
21. alisonw
beam me up!
spinnerrowe
22. gbm
I have been waiting to contact the Enterprise for just too long.
spinnerrowe
24. Mike#numbers
That is sweet.
spinnerrowe
25. holschuh
live and prosper
Paul Eisenberg
27. HelmHammerhand
I hope it makes that cool "beep beep" sound....
Abel Martinez
28. abelcm
Has to be the coolest thing ever! I want it!
spinnerrowe
30. ThatNeilGuy
Want. Thankyouverymuch.
Tudza White
31. tudzax1
Pity they didn't make it Bluetooth.
spinnerrowe
32. Meems
OMG SO WANT! >;-)
spinnerrowe
35. MarkD
Oh my god. That is the coolest thing.
spinnerrowe
37. gwensdad2003
WANT!
spinnerrowe
38. TrishN
This is AWESOME! I would love to win.
spinnerrowe
39. Burning
That thing is sweet looking.
spinnerrowe
41. hsonger
Lt. Redshirt: Captain, we are exploring the planet as much as we can but there is some sort of force field holding us back. I can't travel more than 2 meters from the tricorder!

Kirk: Push...through, man! Boldly go...where no man has...gone before!

Lt. Redshirt: I'll try, sir! I'm getting there - getting -----

Uhura: Captain, the signal's gone. I can't raise him.

McCoy: I think he's dead, Jim.

Spock: Illogical, doctor. I believe he merely reached the end of his USB cable and pulled it from the tricorder.
spinnerrowe
42. XpresoAdct
Wow! the Enterprise had USB!
spinnerrowe
43. Toughasnails
Having my own Star Trek communicator would be living the dream....
spinnerrowe
44. SidneyGW
Wow, that would be a cool addition to my electronics collection. Happy Anniversary Tor!
spinnerrowe
45. Jim Van Verth
I've only now realized that my secret desire is to be Captain James T. Podcaster.
spinnerrowe
47. Mtanner
Kirk to Enterprise. One alien life-form to beam aboard from lunar surface. Route to Sick-bay. Please have Dr. McCoy standing by to administer treatment - I suspect exposure to radiation. Have detected leakage from what appears to be a jettisoned warp core probably from a Romulan Bird of Prey, D-7 class. On my mark...
spinnerrowe
48. overpass
Yes please!
spinnerrowe
50. tjswift
So much better than a headset, beam me up!
Peter Schmidt
56. PHSchmidt
Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes.
spinnerrowe
58. gilana
OK, I'm not even a trekkie (fine, Trekker) but I totally want that.
spinnerrowe
61. LadyCrow
This could really help my business Enterprise.
spinnerrowe
64. Jocelyn R.
This is so cool!
spinnerrowe
65. Dale C. McCoy Jr.
I geeked out when I saw this so much, I had to show it to my girlfriend who geeked out even more than I did.
spinnerrowe
67. John Carlucci
ME!!!!!!

JDC
Bruce Diamond
68. bdiamond
All the Trekkies in the house say, "Beam me up, yo."
spinnerrowe
69. DCN
Scotty, 1 to beam up
j p
70. sps49
This one!

Or the lightsabers... or a book....
spinnerrowe
72. wolfgray
Oooh that woudl be fun.
spinnerrowe
73. Nemesisau
KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
HN!

I... needthat...to...live!
spinnerrowe
74. Spontaneous Pixel
KHHAAAANNNNN!!!
spinnerrowe
75. Corvus
Hah! That's fantastically nerdy.
Shelby Michlin
76. BaronGreystone
I am totally the biggest original Trek fan. Ever.
C Callahan
77. kayoteq
Ah, I've wanted one of these to convert to bluetooth.
I already have the 'kirk chirp' for me cellphone.
spinnerrowe
79. Meggan
Hailing frequencies ARE open, Captain!
spinnerrowe
80. Bill Jennings
I'd love it.
Adam Lipkin
82. yendi
This may be the best prize offered today. It's both practical and geeky.
spinnerrowe
83. Kirby@TG
Be sure to click through and watch the video for this one. I think it's the funniest one we've done. (Warning, mild profanity.) (ThinkGeek _is_ a fun place to work.)

(Now watch me win this one, when I'm actually commenting to make a comment. :D )
spinnerrowe
86. monknomo
That's kinda neat!
spinnerrowe
90. wyndhammer
fire photon torpedoes on my mark!
spinnerrowe
92. februarymakeup
THIS IS MY BEST POSTING FOOT FORWARD
spinnerrowe
96. KaaSerpent
That's something I didn't know I needed until I saw it. And now I MUST HAVE IT.
spinnerrowe
99. Uncle Monster
Ah, memories. I so wanted one of these when I was a kid. Of course, I wanted a phaser too.
Eugene Myers
101. ecmyers
I didn't know this even existed until just now, but I know that I need it!
spinnerrowe
103. c.Rebman
This would let me outgeek my friends...
spinnerrowe
104. Phrennzy
KHAAAAAAAAN!
spinnerrowe
107. Magic Juan
Beam me up Scotty -- there is no intelligent life here!
spinnerrowe
109. Mike(y)
One to beam up.
spinnerrowe
112. lafemme
Confirmed for my kids: Mum is a nerd....
spinnerrowe
114. Valerie Bijur Carlson
Whoopdee doo--This is GREAT!
spinnerrowe
115. Angie Camp
Enter me please.
spinnerrowe
117. margaret Rutledge
Happy Birthday!
spinnerrowe
118. susgod
OooooH, OooooH, I love it!
Martin Zinser
119. zinser
I would bring it to the office and use it for video conferences ;-)
Scott Taylor
120. izzylobo
In Russia, communicator inwents you!
spinnerrowe
122. KEBB
live long and prosper.
Sandee Ruth
123. cybersandee
This would be useful and yet it looks very cool!
spinnerrowe
124. Bruce Coleman
Fly me to the moon scotty
spinnerrowe
125. digitalbeachbum
Tor?
spinnerrowe
129. Dhympna
Happy Birthday!
spinnerrowe
131. StGrimblefig
Happy birthday!
spinnerrowe
133. nulaura
whats star trek
spinnerrowe
134. Tom of Alias Earth
Please. Beam it to me? wimper.....






having trouble reading the verification letters on the 4th attempt.
Saturn appears to be in the way of the telemetry.

6th attempt:
Appears to be some bogus bias against longer distinctive names.

7th attempt:
more problems with verification letters! Why can't you earthlings use a more powerful transmitter
Louis Richards
135. lummer5000
Wait a second.
Since the communicator is wired, does that mean that beaming up would be more like being digitized in Tron?
spinnerrowe
136. Shadowjack
That is the perfect gift for the trekie in all of us.
spinnerrowe
138. ABIGGUY
Communicator!
Chris Taylor
144. Sidereal
Too bad there isn't a smart phone shaped like this.
spinnerrowe
145. Chixie
would rock it!
spinnerrowe
146. olaaaa
Wow, this is my favorite so far!
spinnerrowe
147. mikun
this would be great for mike.
spinnerrowe
150. aimeew
We don't get stuff like that here in NZ...
spinnerrowe
153. isnochys
Please, pick me!
\o/
Adam Shaeffer
154. ashaef
I'm kind of speechless here . . .
Kelsey Ehler
156. kelsini
I hesitate only because I know that my hippie Trekkie roommate might vanish it.
spinnerrowe
163. johntheirishmongol
sweet
spinnerrowe
164. Lorindol
He's dead, Jim. You get his wallet, I'll get his communicator!
spinnerrowe
165. trooper
What an awesome prize
Tracy Golladay
166. ojisama
the geek in me craves this as a fish craves water
spinnerrowe
168. SpatialInSeattle
Hello, hello... geez what a crummy connection...hello...
spinnerrowe
169. John Callaham
Very cool Star Trek item
Jürgen Geuter
170. tante
Awesome! First recording would have to be: "Beam me up, Scotty"
spinnerrowe
172. Rajeev60
The awe of the event happening just can be felt in guts. The feeling is one which cannot be described. The event just underlined the fact that the mankind need not remain trapped on Earth. There are possibilities out there.
spinnerrowe
174. LawyerKevin
For my BIL
spinnerrowe
175. Tom Merritt
Nifty!!!!!
spinnerrowe
176. BradW3
What an awesome giveaway! Excellent prizes and great celebration, Tor! Would be a true honor to win :-)
spinnerrowe
179. Kells
I'd like to win this please
spinnerrowe
182. snarkyb
Must win this for hubby.
spinnerrowe
184. Mandium
Oh me please!!
Dimitris Lykourias
185. lykouri
Now where did I store my pointy ears...
spinnerrowe
186. Zenobia
This is just the thing I need to bolster my geek cred!!!!!!
spinnerrowe
188. kibrika
Hihi, cool.
spinnerrowe
189. StephB
Ooh, please! :)
spinnerrowe
190. davobear
this too.
spinnerrowe
195. Bob Lock
Tor is, and always will be, my friend...
spinnerrowe
196. Adelheid
Every time I get a new cell phone, I lament the fact that none of them look like a communicator.
spinnerrowe
197. bethanyfig
"Can you hear me now?"
spinnerrowe
203. trat84
Beam me up!
spinnerrowe
209. twellys
Live long and prosper!
socrate badeau
210. socrate
No Way, Does it beep when You open it??
Oliver Thiessen
216. thiess
I am looking for the nuclear wessels.
spinnerrowe
218. Abhishek
Contest entry! :)
spinnerrowe
219. KenB3
Wow, I need a mic, and I need to be geekier, that does both at once!
spinnerrowe
220. Auzara
I must have it or I'll explode; this happens to me often.
spinnerrowe
224. bte101
Crack for geeks.
tatiana deCarillion
225. decarillion
A must-have for Trekkies! We all wanted one of these, way back. I think that was the main reason I got my first mobile--it was close enough :P
spinnerrowe
226. bte101
Crack for geeks
spinnerrowe
227. Netrunnr
No end to the cool gadgets...
spinnerrowe
228. Heidi C.
I have a friend who might just hurt me if I don't at least try to win this for him.
spinnerrowe
229. WinespringBrother
is that a giant hand in outer space?
Douglas Warren
230. BukaHobbit
I think I just had a geekgasm. Gimme, gimme, gimme.....
spinnerrowe
234. Blake Ellis
Sweet!
Abigail Sutherland
235. evilrooster
Speak to me, Communicator, of the man of many ways
Who voyaged five years and more after taking the captain's seat.
Many new life forms he saw, whose civilizations he learned of,
Many the griefs he suffered among the strange new worlds,
Boldly going where none had gone before.
Amir Yoeli
237. Betterthenyouknew
so... I want it too... What do I have to do?

Oh, wait... I just did.

:D
spinnerrowe
240. CRAusmus
Who doesn't love a Star Trek Communicator? This would definitely raise my geek cred.
Wes Samson
242. poemanderror
There are few things that can't be made better by making them look like something from Star Trek (except, probably, clothing).
uzer name
243. uzername
Am i the only one who wishes my cell phone looked like that?
Eric Hartwell
245. ehartwell
Not to mention the moonmen's fruitcake recipe...
spinnerrowe
249. shellieek
This is cool.
spinnerrowe
251. kellynn
oh - my best friend would LOVE this!
spinnerrowe
252. Mary Win
I have always been and forever will be a trekkie! ;)
Joe Matise
254. snoopy369
Just as long as they beam you up when you ask... :)
Daniel Dos Santos
255. DanDosSantos
This will look SO good with my Lt. Uhura outfit.
spinnerrowe
258. JZ
This is completely full of win. The 10-year-old in me, and my 10-year-old son, will love it.
John Fitzingo
259. Xandar01
If this were ebay I would wait to the last minute and snipe for the win.
C.D. Thomas
260. cdthomas
Why haven't they made a Bluetooth headset like Uhura's ear thingy, is what I want to know.

Just askin'.
Chris Sullins
262. chrissullins
I used to have one of these on a keychain that just flashed lights and made sound. It would be awesome to replace that with one that works.
Janice Hodghead
265. bastjan
bastjan
I was a fan way back in the 1960s.
spinnerrowe
267. Bourgeois Nerd
Need it!
spinnerrowe
270. Ton y & Mary Ann
Awesome! This is so incredibly awesome!
spinnerrowe
271. Wes Baron
Been wanting a real one since 1966...this would be such a great thing to have.
YouDont NeedToKnow
273. necrosage2005
HAHA! Looks like something that I'd like to use.
spinnerrowe
274. Mary Ann G
I want this because it's not possible to have too many cool Star Trek items. It's really not!
spinnerrowe
275. Fallen Angel
This would make my job so much easier...seriously, I would use it on my job!
spinnerrowe
278. birdbrainbb
omg. The only thing better would be a communicator from TNG. (ahem.)
spinnerrowe
281. Terrill K.
Thanks again!
spinnerrowe
282. melbatoast
Bakelite!
spinnerrowe
283. Lila927
Pick me, Tor.com! Thanks!
spinnerrowe
285. svolker
Happy Birthday...
spinnerrowe
286. Alex C Telander
Here's hoping, happy Moon day everyone!

Alex C. Telander
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