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The Blizzard Inside These Bluetooth Star Wars Snow Globes Reacts To Your Music

Late-August is a little early to start setting out your holiday snow globes, except when they’ve got Star Wars characters inside. But these aren’t just ordinary snow globes, they’re also Bluetooth speakers, and the blizzard inside gets more intense as your music does. » 8/14/15 6:50pm 8/14/15 6:50pm

Carry Your Keys, Wallet, and Death Star Plans in This R2-D2 Handbag

Centuries of gender role reinforcement have ingrained the idea that women carry purses, while men stuff everything they need into every last pocket on their person. But with this R2-D2 dome purse that ThinkGeek is now selling, there’s finally no reason for anyone to feel embarrassed about carrying a handbag. » 7/21/15 6:20pm 7/21/15 6:20pm

An R2-D2 Bluetooth Speaker Is Obviously the Best Bluetooth Speaker

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. » 7/09/15 5:02pm 7/09/15 5:02pm

With a Drone Inside, R2-D2 Can Finally Fly Like a Bird

Master drone builder Otto Dieffenbach is back with what is probably his most amazing flying creation to date. Unlike the flying R2-D2 we saw in the Star Wars prequels, this version of Artoo is able to take to the skies without a pair of pop-out rocket boosters—just a quadcopter cleverly hidden inside. » 7/09/15 12:30pm 7/09/15 12:30pm

Afternoon Tea Is Even More Civilized With an R2-D2 Teapot

To some of us, tea is the most wretched drink one could ever brew up. To others, it’s a sophisticated excuse to have an afternoon break. But instead of reaching for your grandmother’s hand-me-down China teapot, this Artoo alternative is yet another way to ingrain Star Wars into every last aspect of your daily life. » 6/04/15 11:42am 6/04/15 11:42am

A Life-Size R2-D2 Mini Fridge That Can Actually Deliver Your Drinks

Jabba the Hutt realized that R2-D2 was better suited to serving drinks on his sail barge than being a sassy sidekick to C-3PO, and apparently Haier Asia’s AQUA brand agrees because come 2016 you’ll actually be able to buy this rechargeable remote control R2-D2 mini fridge that comes to you. » 6/03/15 9:21am 6/03/15 9:21am

Short film: R2-D2 adorably falls in love with a blue mailbox

Say it with me: awwwww. In a story that's a little like the first hour of Wall-E, this short film, Artoo In Love by Evan Atherton, tells a cute love story of R2-D2 and a blue mailbox. R2 starts holding picnics with it, zaps away people who want to mail things and holds an umbrella over its head when it rains. » 3/31/15 10:33pm 3/31/15 10:33pm

This R2-D2 Figure Is So Articulated It Could Probably Teach Yoga

He can roll around, hobble along on two feet, and apparently even fly at one point in his astromech career, but as far as robots go, R2-D2 never seemed that articulated. At least until the folks at Kaiyodo inducted the droid into their Revoltech line, which is known for having some of the most posable action figures… » 12/30/14 3:17pm 12/30/14 3:17pm

The cute rolling ball droid in the new Star Wars is a real robot not CGI

Perhaps the best part about the new Star Wars trailer was seeing BB-8, the adorable rolling ball robot in the new Star Wars movie, bounce and roll itself across the screen. It looked so familiar and so cute and so perfect as the new movie's answer to R2-D2. And the best thing about it? BB-8 is a real robot and not CGI. » 12/15/14 8:22pm 12/15/14 8:22pm

Let's Take A Deep Look At The Droid In The New Star Wars Trailer

Look, there's no point in trying to act all cool: we're all pretty excited about the new Star Wars trailer. Our pals at iO9 did a great scene-by-scene breakdown of it, but I want to focus on just one bit of important hardware seen in the trailer — that fast little droid with the spherical body. » 11/29/14 11:31am 11/29/14 11:31am

Being a Kitchen Timer Is R2-D2's Latest Side Job

As far as resumes for droids go, the skills and experience section on R2-D2's must be at least 100 holograms long by now. This latest Star Wars tie-in sees Artoo back in the kitchen as a simple $20 timer, counting off anywhere from one to sixty minutes with a quick twist of his rotating dome. When the time's up a… » 7/30/14 5:00pm 7/30/14 5:00pm