Siri, the voice response system built into the iPhone 4S, has inevitably drawn comparisons to HAL, the artificial intelligence on board the spaceship in 2001: A Space Odyssey. ThinkGeek is blurring that line by introducing the Iris 9000, a remote voice control module that looks like HAL.
IRIS 9000 won’t ship until next spring, but when it does, the $59.99 gadget will let you control your iPhone 4S from across the room. A cradle holds your iPhone 4S, and a “micro remote” triggers Siri with a button press. A built-in mic picks up your voice and triggers Siri up to 50 feet away.
Yes, it’s every sci-fi fan’s dream come true. One step closer to opening the pod bay doors.