Does it really matter how this R2-D2 dome Bluetooth speaker sounds? Or how good its battery life is, or how easy it is to pair with your mobile device? If you’re a diehard Star Wars fan you’ve already decided this is the wireless speaker for you, so head on over to ThinkGeek to pre-order one.
Arriving in early September for $50, the officially-licensed accessory comes with all the standard features you’d expect from a wireless speaker these days, including a rechargeable battery that can be topped off with a microUSB cable, speakerphone capabilities, and 3.5-millimeter audio jack for physically plugging in other audio sources with a cable.
What sets it apart from other wireless speakers is gratuitous LED lighting that includes a soft blue glow underneath, authentic sound effects from the movies when it’s powering up, powering down, and connecting to a Bluetooth Device. But most importantly, it looks like R2-D2, which is something the Jambox, the UE Boom, and the Amazon Echo can’t claim.