|Authentic HAL 9000 Replica|
|Written by Lucy Black|
|Sunday, 13 January 2013|
ThinkGeek has produced a handcrafted replica of HAL 9000, the (fictional) homicidal robot from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Is this a must-have gadget?
Following on from Iris 9000, its Siri Voice Control module with a glowing red eye reminiscent of HAL, ThinkGeek has gone the extra mile to produce the "movie-accurate" HAL 9000 Life-Size Replica.
It would be more accurate to call it a HAL 9000 sensor replica but who would want a huge mainframe - having a wall mounted HAL with a red LED eye seems much more attractive.
This new gadget has a price tag of $499.99 so what can you expect?
It is based on the 1967 blueprints and studio files from the 1968 movie 2001: A Space Odyssey and is
In terms of functionality HAL 9000 not only talks, producing one of 15 movie quotes at random, it also responds to your voice - say something to HAL longer than 1.2 seconds to activate a sound clip.
Alternatively you can point almost any IR remote at him and press a button for a sound clip.
Which sound clips?
Here are two examples:
And of course it sings the Daisy, Daisy song.
See the video to get a clearer idea of this highly-prized gadget:
My only remaining problem is working out a justification for buying one for the office.
ThinkGeek - HAL 9000 Life-Size Replica
What do you get when you add HAL to SIRI?
HAL 9000 - a fictional computer
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|Last Updated ( Sunday, 13 January 2013 )|