Your own astromech – R2-D2



If you’ve always wanted your own astromech, it won’t be too much longer to wait. A voice activated R2-D2 will be available next year from Hammacher Schlemmer. It runs on 4 AA and 4 D cell batteries and will sell for ~$120. According to the article it responds to voice commands, can run in “sentry mode” to guard a room (alert if movement), etc…


I thought there had already been one version of this about a year or so ago. Maybe this is an upgraded version? (about 15″ tall so it’s a little bit short for a droid…) It includes sound effects from the movies, will follow you around or play a game of sorts…

I don’t know for $120 I’d prefer it did something else useful like vacuum, or maybe if it were a bit smaller I could get an astromech that would maintain the car while I drove?

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Is the firmware current? The other day I was struggling with something that should have worked "out of the box". It was a little wireless bridge (Linksys WET54G Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge). The idea was to just connect it to the pc and it would just work. Well.... in a word NO. It "sort of......
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year For those that read this I'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I have several posts scheduled to come out each day through the 1st of the New Year, but will likely not be adding to that unless something big happens. I'll also......
  • Park Your Virus Impervious Smugness Mac (and Linux) Users [/caption] I use linux. I prefer it over Windows for many reasons. It's more resistant to viruses, less of a target, but that doesn't mean that malware or other viruses are impossible. If someone were to trick me into running something and even worse, trick me into using my administrator......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Apple iPhone 4S - Specifications, Pricing & Release Details Apple announced iPhone 4S, the successor to iPhone 4 on October 4th. Apple didn't announce iPhone 5 with a complete redesign. iPhone 4S has the same external design as that of iPhone 4. Apple iPhone 4S Specifications iPhone 4S has the same design as that of the currently available iPhone......
  • Year-End Financial and Tax Planning Checklist Like many of you, I have quite a bit of down time between Christmas and New Year's Day.  I use some of my year-end downtime to think about any last minute moves I should make to maximize financial and tax planning strategies for this year and to prepare for the new......
  • Q to U: "We Need Some Space" My girlfriend and I play a lot of Scrabble. We also like to think that we know a thing or two about grammar. :) So, this comic was a good one. It doesn’t have much to do with personal finance or careers. But alas, I still thought it was funny......
www.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site