Space Odyssey fans will know of the article intelligence called HAL 9000. Taking cues from Arthur C. Clarke’s beloved science fiction series, the folks at ThinkGeek have developed the IRIS 9000 for Siri and the iPhone 4S.

IRIS 9000 acts as a remote control hub for Siri that lets you talk to the robotic woman in your iPhone 4S from across the room. You can also make and receive calls like a regular speakerphone. The accessory will pick up your voice from up to 50 feet away, and you can remotely trigger Siri on your 4S via the micro remote control.

One of the best things about the IRIS 9000 is the red orb that glows whenever Siri talks back to you. The accessory is styled with classic sci-fi taste and aluminum accents. The embedded speaker amplifies Siri’s responses so that you can hear from across the room.

The IRIS 9000 only works with the iPhone 4S. ThinkGeek will make it available for purchase next Spring for $59.99.

Now you’ll finally be able to tell Siri to “open the pod bay doors” the right way!

  • Matt

    HA! This is brilliant. I’ll definitely be picking one of these up! 😀

  • Murdoc

    Unless you want good speakers, I can’t see why a cheaper Bluetooth headset won’t do.

    • Matt

      It’s only 60 dollars. Plus, it’s the fact that it’s a lot more cooler than just using a Bluetooth headset. You’d also have to make sure you buy a Bluetooth headset that’s compatible with the iPhone 4S otherwise how will you activate Siri? And I don’t even think there is one yet…

      • Danger

        I can activate Siri with my Bluetooth headset. It’s a BlueAnt T1. I just have to initiate a handsfree call with it and then it activates Siri. I imagine a lot of headsets will do similar things.

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  • Steve

    Next spring? Does that mean spring of 2012 or spring of 2013?

  • The Wizard’s Baker

    So its just a speaker?

  • That is cool can I get one in GLaDOS instead? 🙂

  • Century

    Nope looks too much like HAL…afraid it will tag team with siri and beat my ass in my sleep o_O

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