Sonic Screwdriver remote control on the way

By Lewis Tyler

June 27th 2012 at 10:31AM
Sonic Screwdriver remote control on the way

Whovians to control their TVs, iPod docks, DVD Players and more, in style.

The Wand Company has teamed up with BBC Worldwide to develop a Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control.

The device will be based on the Sonic Screwdriver model used by the Eleventh Doctor, currently played by Matt Smith (pictured).

The Sonic Screwdriver remote will be a gesture-based device which will use infrared (IR) to control entertainment systems including TVs, iPod docks and DVD/Blu-ray players. With advanced gesture recognition technology, up to thirty-nine remote control codes can be stored in the Sonic Screwdriver.

Chris Barnardo, co-founder of The Wand Company says: “Since we launched our first wand, Doctor Who fans all over the world have been asking us to create a remote control Sonic Screwdriver and we are thrilled to be working with BBC Worldwide in order to bring this to the market. Our Sonic Screwdriver will not only look authentic, but it will really work to control electronic devices around the home. We are sure that Doctor Who fans will be as excited as we are about our new Sonic Screwdriver.”

Fiona Eastwood, product development director, BBC Worldwide Consumer Products commented: “Doctor Who is one of our key brands and we are very excited about working with The Wand Company. The new Sonic Screwdriver really will extend fans’ enjoyment of the show, not only will it look great, it has a range of functions and fantastic features.”  

The Wand Company first appeared on Dragons Den, when business partners Chris Barnardo and Richard Blakesley secured offers nearing £1 million. A recent success for the company was its Harry Potter magic wand remote.