Well, y'know. We the players can't do anything about it.
I'm sure Cryptic could, but the devs almost never post in this forum section.
It's a good idea. But that said...the only things that go into device slots are batteries anyway. And you don't really need to use batteries for regular PvE gameplay, the game's not that hard.
And regular PvE gameplay's the only time you'll be playing with the shuttle, probably. So I dunno if it's really a huge issue. I get what you're saying, but I don't think most folks with the shuttle pet care either way.