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Siemens Com-Badge Home Communicator

Here's a piece of future tech that I want on the waiting list for. It's Star Trek: The Next Generation meets the smart home, and it couldn't be cooler.


What the Siemens folks have come up with is the Com-Badge, a small communicator device you wear on the front of your shirt. You control the Com-Badge via voice recognition; it interfaces with other devices in your home via Bluetooth wireless technology. Plus—and this is the big deal—you get to look like Captain Picard on the Enterprise, thumping yourself in the chest and saying “Make it so” to your new high-tech toaster.


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