Okay, so you can't actually connect to your ship yet, but you can connect to your CREW! This thing is awesome, what us trekkies have always wanted, a communicator that works! I have one of the original communicators that just chirps. This is so phenomenal compared to that, there's no comparison. The only thing I wish is that it had a 12 hour battery life. But considering the size, I don't think that we're quite there yet when it comes to the advancement of battery power for things this small. You could always hook it up to a solar charger and help save the planet too. Captain Picard would be proud if you did. This is on top of my gift list to both give and receive this year. I'm happy that I found this. I have several family members who will be so excited to receive this for Christmas. This is super cool! I can't praise it enough.