After Hours

Tie Fighter speakers, R2-D2 home theater systems

On the heels of the oversized Imperator Star Destroyer case mod, we bring you a quartet of dorktacular Jedi-inspired gadgets brimming with, well...let's be generous and call it "The Force." (All found via Crave.)

  • Tie Fighter speaker Let us begin with the Tie Fighter speakers (technically, these are Tie Advanced speakers, but since these don't come with shields or hyperdrives, we'll spot you the difference). They are sold in pairs, along with a subwoofer, in a 2.1 array that will make yours the most happenin' home theater this side of the Maw Cluster. They're available from Nikko, who also makes...
  • R2-D2 projectorThe R2-D2 home theater projector, with included iPod dock, memory card slot, Skype Webcam, USB ports, DVD player, and a Millennium Falcon remote that controls Artoo's movement (yes, this astromech is a self-propelled RC toy, backed up by Roomba-style edge sensors to prevent crashes and falls). I'm not sure why you'd need a mobile home theater projector...unless you work in an office with multiple conference rooms...hold on, I have to call our facilities people. Artoo is compatible with...
  • The Nikko Lightsaber Skype phone, which probably looks better than it feels (do you want to press a lightsaber control to your ear?)—but looks really sweet. It is, of course, compatible with the Artoo projector, but is in no way connected to...
  • The Lightsaber MP3 player, which is not made by Nikko, but will make you the dorkiest guy on the block if you're caught carrying it (don't let this stop you...and please send pics).

About Jay Garmon

Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger — amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can a...

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