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R2-D2 Webcam to Drive Star Wars Fanboys Crazy

by Paul Strauss

Everyone’s favorite little trash-can droid can now be a regular occupant of your home or office, thanks to the new R2-D2 webcam.

Star Wars R2-D2 Webcam

The little guy is a pretty accurate replica of the famous droid, complete with authentic movie sound effects. But what’s really cool about it is that it’s actually motorized and has Wi-fi connectivity, so you can drive the little guy from anywhere in the world and spy on unsuspecting passersby remotely. It’s even got a special sensor to prevent your R2 unit from falling off tables or ledges.

Speaking of remotes, the one that comes with it looks like a lightsaber, letting you drive the droid around and snap pictures, videos and audio on-demand. As an added bonus, the remote also functions as a Skype phone handset, so it’s actually useful in addition to being fun.

Available from Hammacher Schlemmer, it’s a bit pricey at $349.95, but if you’re looking for a holiday gift for that Star Wars geek in your life, this could be it.

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Comments (2):

  1. DDSquare.com says:

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    If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!It’s amazing with the number of stuffs they can come up with the R2-D2, the latest in the series is the R2-D2 webcam which is sure to make all the star wars fanb…

  2. GeekAlerts says:

    R2-D2 Wireless Webcam with Skype Phone…

    Coincides with the 30th anniversary of the first Star Wars film comes this cool Artoo replica webcam. An included lightsaber-shaped remote control functions both as a Skype phone handset, and a way to take the little droid on a tour.

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