‘Fallout 4’ Pip-Boy Deluxe Bluetooth Edition Back On Pre-order, Perfect For Holiday Gift Ideas

The phenomenal Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Deluxe Bluetooth Edition is back on pre-order, and you can get it while it’s hot — units are shipping in this coming holiday season.

When Fallout 4 released last November, it was like Christmas day for many Fallout fans. It became the hottest game right off the bat, and time flew so fast that we are just a few months from its first anniversary. Months before the release of Fallout 4, Bethesda came out with a Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition, and it sold out like hotcakes everywhere it became available.

The Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition was a pre-order deal for Fallout fans who wanted to pre-order Fallout 4 and get their own real life Pip Boy for a few more bucks. Yes, the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition sold out before anyone could even finish the word Commonwealth, and it became a huge novelty item for Fallout 4 fans all over the globe.

The first edition Pip-Boy, however, fell short after the novelty started to wear off. Basically, the real life Fallout Pip-Boy is designed to be worn around the arm, like how wanderers use it in Fallout. Download the Pip-Boy application on your smartphone, snap on your smartphone to the Pip-Boy, and use it like how Fallout 4’s Sole Survivor did. But why use the Pip-Boy app strapped on to your wrist when you can use it like you would any other app, sitting comfortably on your palm?

For $60, a lot of people did not hold too high an expectation for the first Pip-Boy. The build quality did not feel too great, and there are some Fallout 4 fans who purchased it and managed to break it within three hours. A lot of Fallout fans were disappointed, that was for sure. And Bethesda heard our complaints.

Bethesda knows when to come back from a mistake and it only took them a couple of months to come up with a brand new, better, and even more realistic Pip-Boy accompaniment for Fallout 4 users. Called the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Deluxe Bluetooth Edition, this Pip Boy 2.0 will be more than a smartphone case. The Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Deluxe Bluetooth Edition will have its own working screen that’s pre-installed with the Pip-Boy software and more!

The new Fallout 4 Pip-Boy is built eons better than the Pip-Boy 1.0 (via Bethesda)
The new Fallout 4 Pip-Boy comes built-in with the Pip-Boy software and could be synced with a smartphone

The Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Deluxe Bluetooth Edition listing on Bethesda reads:

With an integrated screen and its own on-board software and hardware, this Pip-Boy pairs up with your Bluetooth phone or tablet to give you access to your phone’s ability to take and place calls, as well as its contacts, SMS messages, and audio files. Even when not paired, the Pip-Boy: Deluxe Bluetooth Edition can still be used as an alarm clock or a cosplay prop, displaying the Status, Special, and Perks screens from the game.

Think Apple Watch – but even better, and cooler looking, to boot! Weighing in at just about two pounds and fitted with foam, the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Deluxe Bluetooth Edition is designed to sit better and more comfortably on the user’s arm, unlike the first Fallout 4 Pip-Boy.

The new Fallout 4 Pip-Boy is expected to sit more comfortably on the users arm

Here are additional key features of the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Deluxe Bluetooth Edition:

  • 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
  • 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)

If all of that sounds good to you, then you’d better get it real quick, because it’s going to sell out real fast, too, no doubt! In fact, Bethesda advises that only 5,000 units are up for sale. As of now, you can still pre-order the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Deluxe Bluetooth Edition for $350 (almost the price of an Xbox One console but who cares?).

Pre-ordered Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Bluetooth Edition units ships December 15

ThinkGeek notes that those who were able to pre-order when the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Deluxe Bluetooth Edition was announced, prior to June 15, you can expect your Fallout 4 Pip-Boy units to ship November 11, 2016, like an anniversary token of sorts. If you’re just pre-ordering now, your Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Deluxe Bluetooth Edition is expected to ship December 15, 2016, which makes it a perfect Christmas gift idea for the real Fallout fan. If you purchase from GameStop, you can get the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Deluxe Bluetooth Edition on November 30.

If you’re from the US, Canada, or Australia, you can get your hands on the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Deluxe Bluetooth Edition directly from the Bethesda store. For other countries, check out the links below for other Bethesda-recognized online outlets:

Take note, purchase of the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Deluxe Bluetooth Edition from the Bethesda store is limited to two Fallout 4 Pip-Boy units per customer only.

Or you can always just purchase the Pip-Boy messenger bag if you're pressed for money

[Featured image courtesy of Bethesda]