Remember that bit in Star Wars where R2-D2 fires up a movie of Prince Leia in distress? Well, fiction has just become fact.
Yes, over in Japan, Nikko has launched the R2-D2 DVD player and Video Projector. And it’s just how it sounds. The video kit has been installed into a replica of R2-D2 and even better, can be controlled by a remote shaped like the Millenium Falcon. Stick on your discs and view on a large screen. There’s even an iPod dock and memory card reader for watching clips from smaller devices.
Weighing in at 8kg, you can pick one up in Japan for the equivalent of £1575. No news of a UK launch, but trust me, you’ll hear about it if it does make it over.
Via Akihabara News