Star Trek’s Combadge Is Finally Real, But It’s Got Some Bugs

To a Star Trek-obsessed kid growing up in the 90s, there was nothing cooler than the combadge, a communicator so small it fit into a Starfleet logo worn on the chest. I amassed quite a collection of combadge prop replicas over the years, but this isn’t just another hunk of chrome-plated potmetal: this is a communicator pin that actually works. (Well … sometimes. And only with the help of your phone.) Join me for the MrMobile review of the Star Trek Bluetooth Combadge by Fametek!



Star Trek Bluetooth ComBadge:

Star Trek Bluetooth Communicator by Wand (TOS Edition):

Star Trek The Next Generation Uniform Hoodie:

Star Trek USS Enterprise backlit schematic:

Star Trek Isolinear Chip Coasters:

Star Trek TNG Communicator Badge (QMX Edition):

Star Trek Combadge (Resin replica):

Star Trek TNG Uniform by Anovos:

Star Trek Voyager/DS9 Uniform by Anovos:

Star Trek TR-590 Mark X Tricorder:


MrMobile’s Star Trek Bluetooth Combadge review was produced following 2.5 days with a retail Star Trek Bluetooth Combadge review unit on loan from ThinkGeek. The device was tested with a Google Pixel, Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design, Apple iPhone 7 Plus and Microsoft Lumia 950XL. [ThinkGeek also loaned the backlit Enterprise schematic featured in this video.]

Thanks to TrekCore for some of the audio assets used herein:


“The Ballad of MrMobile.” Mobile Nations, 2016

“Groove Science” by Olive Musique, available at Premium Beat:



Custom thumbnail by Jose Negron, Mobile Nations


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