It’s been proven again and again that Siri has a peculiar sense of humor, but what if there was something more sinister hiding beneath that jovial facade? Well, dock your iPhone 4S into ThinkGeek’s new IRIS 9000 voice control module, and you may soon find out.
On paper, the IRIS 9000 is pretty straightforward — once the iPhone is in place, just carry around the included remote, and go about your business. Whenever you need Siri to schedule an appointment (or sing a song), hit the button on the remote and let your request fly.
Sure, it’s essentially just a glorified speaker dock, but actually looking at the thing is another story completely. Combining Siri’s unwavering desire to be helpful (even when murder is involved) with the HAL’s iconic red eye is bound to send a chill down the spines of even the hardiest sci-fi fans.
My only regret? That the speaker doesn’t distort Siri’s voice into something a bit more akin to the original. Then again, for the sake of my mental wellbeing, I suppose that’s probably for the best. Sadly, the IRIS 9000 isn’t quite ready to ship yet, but that just means ThinkGeek has time to work out all the (homicidal) kinks.