I'm not a big Doctor Who fan. Yes, I said it. I like other British TV shows that Americans don't seem to get (like Are You Being Served and Keeping Up Appearances), but not Doctor Who. At all. So this post about a gesture remote will be only about the remote and not about the TV show. You've been warned.
Dr. Who fans, a Sonic Screwdriver might never become a reality, but there's hope for you Tardis-loving geeks yet. Behold, the Sonic Screwdriver universal TV remote with programmable gestures. This is about as close to a real Sonic Screwdriver as you're going to get.
After writer Victor Pemberton created the sonic screwdriver in a 1968 serial of Doctor Who, Fury from the Deep, the tool has become an iconic part of the Doctor's arsenal alongside the time-traveling TARDIS. It's something of a wonder tool, able to open locks as well as perform repairs using ultrasonic waves, and now some engineers are saying it could actually be made.
Attention, Dr. Who fans: there's an official Sonic Screwdriver Wii controller coming, one fully licensed and signed off on by BBC Worldwide. Designed to be used with the upcoming Dr. Who: Return to Earth being released for the Wii this Winter, it's a lovingly detailed little accessory that'll go perfectly with that Dalek model you have next to your couch.
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