Fallout 4’s Pip-Boy Edition Is Back, and Better Than Ever

on June 13, 2016 7:15 AM

If you’re like me, when Bethesda announced the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy edition at its first ever conference last year, you threw your money at the screen. The Pip-Boy edition of Fallout 4 sold like hotcakes, and whenever it came back into stock, it wasn’t for long.

Bethesda today revealed a new version, dubbed the ‘Deluxe Bluetooth edition‘, available in limited quantities, of course.

This new and improved version of the original Pip-Boy edition has its own integrated screen, and with on-board software and hardware, you can pair up the Pip-Boy with your phone over Bluetooth. Even when the Pip-Boy isn’t paired, you can use it as an alarm clock or a even a cosplay prop, displaying the Status, SPECIAL, and perks screens from the game.

Additionally, the Deluxe Bluetooth edition has working knobs, dials and buttons – something that I personally felt the original lacked. Like the original, however, this new edition comes with the RobCo Industries display stand for you put the Pip-Boy on display, but it also doubles as a charge base and a speaker too. The top of the Pip-Boy opens to reveal a Holotape, that’s a USB drive.

Here are the full product specifications:

  • Pip-Boy: Deluxe Bluetooth Edition
  • Officially-licensed Fallout 4 merchandise
  • A ThinkGeek creation & exclusive
  • Get your own functioning Pip-Boy Model 3000 Mk IV replica that pairs up with your Bluetooth® phone or tablet
  • Take calls on your Pip-Boy, play music through it, or just have the coolest wristband in the wasteland
  • Comes with RobCo Industries stand that doubles as a charging base and speaker
  • Ships in a Capsule-Case-inspired tin designated for Vault 111 deployment
  • Not a phone case – integrated screen and on-board Pip-OS software
  • Although a few are decorative, most of the knobs, dials, and buttons function
  • Default functions: Cosplay mode (displays Status, Special, and Perks screens) and alarm clock
  • Additional functions when paired to Bluetooth® device: SMS messaging (receive only), phone (receive or place calls and access contacts), and audio file streaming
  • Stereo speakers in both device and stand
  • Top compartment stores a holotape that’s a USB drive
  • Batteries: Rechargeable lithium
  • Recharges on the stand or can be charged while you’re wearing it (but you’ll be tethered to the outlet)

The Pip-Boy Deluxe Bluetooth edition is priced at $350. Only 5,000 are available for sale, and you’ll need to be in the US, Canada, or Australia to order one, which you can do at Bethesda’s store. You can also watch a short trailer an find screenshots of the device down below.

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