Yeah, I could never work that thing. I’m hoping my lack of skill (or ability to read instructions properly) won’t stop me working the Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control though.
Because, let’s be honest, wouldn’t you rather be a timelord with a fixes-everything gadget, than a kid with a magic twig?
Judging from the demonstration on Firebox’s page, this Sonic Screwdriver works in much the same way as the wand. Swipe it, tap it, rotate it. But this time, it has over 13 sound effects! And comes with a display case for the collectors amongst you.
Buy the Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control from Firebox (£59.99) for a Christmas gift for a child. The Sonic Screwdriver Programmable Remote is also available from ThinkGeek in the US.
Then spend all of Christmas Day teaching them how to use it (it’s not too early to talk about the C-word, better to spread the cost over a few months, then to cram it all into December).
Alternatively, there’s a Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Wii Remote.
But who would win in a fight? The wand or the screwdriver? There’s only one way to find out…fight!