Licensed HAL 9000 computer replicas with bluetooth and voice command
Update 12.1.21: Since publishing this article in August 2018 it has come to our attention that the Master Replica Group, the company behind the crowdfunding project for the HAL 9000 replica film prop has filed for bankruptcy and as far as we are aware the products never went into production.
“Is there anything else special that you would like for your birthday?” Dr Floyd asks of his daughter in a video call from space to earth in 2001: A Space Odyssey (decades before video call technology had even been invented). “A bush baby” his daughter answers but if you’re a Sci-Fi fan you’ll need to add this new mega-gadget to your own birthday list post-haste.
Master Replicas have created the world’s first voice-activated and remotely updatable film prop replica! Licensed by Warner Bros., the ultimate replica of the HAL 9000 – the sentient supercomputer from 2001 – is now available to order on crowdfunding site Indiegogo with only 14 days left to go.
The product line includes the full-size HAL computer replica with Bluetooth speaker and, for fans who want the ultimate collectible, there is the limited edition HAL 9000 with a voice interactive wall mounted Command Console.
HAL 9000 Bluetooth Speaker Edition
The HAL 9000 Bluetooth Speaker Edition features a glass primary lens, brushed aluminum faceplate, extruded aluminum trim, and built-in magnets for mounting on a desk or a wall. The internal speaker is compatible with Bluetooth 4.0 devices. The HAL 9000 Bluetooth Speaker Edition is an unlimited edition and includes a power supply and handsome desk stand.
HAL’s dimensions are taken right from the original studio blueprints.
An LED in the eye lens provides a red glow that looks just like HAL in the film. The eye lens is removable for viewing and separate display if desired.
HAL 9000 with Command Console
The Limited Edition HAL 9000 with Command Console recognizes your voice commands and responds with appropriate audio clips and video displays. Backlit with colour selectable bias lighting, the Command Console is a work of art on its own. Limited to 2001 units, the HAL 9000 with Command Console includes a removable HAL 9000 Bluetooth Speaker Edition, power supply, handsome desk stand, and a numbered and signed Limited Edition certificate.
The built-in 10.1-inch HD display screen shows HAL’s dynamically changing status video displays.
A bank of ten backlit tactile control buttons lets you select graphics, control various HAL functions, and interact with HAL.
We suspect the flood gates (and pod doors) will be open for this dream of a gadget.
For more information and to order your HAL computer replica check out the official crowdfunding campaign page at Indiegogo