The Dr. Who universal remote is better than your current remote (maybe)

So when ThinkGeek, The Wand Comnpany, and BBC Worldwide get together… a pretty amazing Dr. Who universal remote is made.  Wait… a what?  It is a television remote that is modeled after everything you love about Dr. Who.  The Mark VII Sonic Screwdriver used by the 11th Doctor, Matt Smith, is the gesture based remote control you didn’t know you absolutely needed.

 Via inferred technology, the wand can be programmed for nearly any entertainment device; from televisions to iPod docks.  Despite being without buttons, the Screwdriver can still perform 39 commands with just one hand via 13 different short gestures.  Such movements include rotating, flicking, and tapping – it’s not a ‘Bop It.’ 

This bad boy will be shown off at San Diego Comic-Con, on July 12th 2012 at booth #3629.  It sells for $99 but is currently sold out.  Check out the video below and the specs that follow.  This was made for you wacky Dr. Who fans out there.

Product Specifications:

  • Control your Earth-based electronics with this timey wimey device
  • Fully functioning programmable infrared remote control
  • Gesture-based remote uses IR to control entertainment systems
  • Up to 39 remote control codes can be stored in the Sonic Screwdriver
  • Guided setup teaches you how to use the sonic with spoken prompts
  • Four modes:

    • Practice mode: Learn your gestures
    • Control mode: Control your electronics
    • Quiet Control mode: Control your electronics, quietly
    • FX Mode: 13 authentic special FX sounds from the Doctor Who universe
  • Bright illuminating tip lights up and pulses when in standby
  • Personal lock code lets you keep the power all to yourself
  • Materials: hand-polished die cast metal, ABS plastic, soft-touch plastic, copper plating
  • Compatibility: Virtually all home entertainment systems
  • In the box, you'll find:

    • Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control
    • High quality presentation display stand with clear cover
    • Full color, illustrated instruction manual
  • Batteries: 2x AAA (not included)
  • Display case dimensions: approx. 10.8" x 3" x 2.2"
  • Sonic screwdriver dimensions: 2.33 x 10-17 light years long
  • Weight: 14.8 ounces (0.9 lbs)