Taking its cues from next-gen "Star Trek," this wearable Bluetooth speakerphone lets you make and take calls and issue voice commands (hello, Siri!) with just one tap.
Joke all you want, but Siri is pretty cool. And Google Search? Even cooler. Just one problem: These voice-powered assistants require you to take your phone out of your pocket, purse, briefcase, or whatever. You can't just talk to the air and have your commands recognized.
What you need is one of those "Star Trek: The Next Generation"-style communicators, the kind Captain Jean-Luc Picard wore on his chest. One little tap and he's all, "Commander Data, meet me in Engineering."
Indiegogo project CommBadge may not look Starfleet-issue, but it accomplishes much the same thing as those shiny communicators. It's a small, round, Bluetooth-powered speakerphone you can clip to your shirt, then press whenever you want to make or take a call or issue a voice command.
This is perhaps better demonstrated than explained, so check out the CommBadge promo video, then meet me below for some thoughts.