by Edwin - on July 24, 2014
We have seen the R2-D2 USB Car Charger listed right at the top in our list of 12 of the coolest Star Wars gadgets, so where does that leave the $39.99 R2-D9 USB Car Charger? Well, this is a unique release considering how it happens to be a 2014 ThinkGeek Con exclusive, and it will only go on sale whenever ThinkGeek happens to be at a convention, making it all the more desirable if you are a hard core Star Wars fan.
The R2-D9 USB Car Charger will sport a couple of USB charging ports, where each of them will be able to offer 2.1 Amps of juice – which is more than adequate to handle a couple of tablets at once. I suppose when it comes to the versatility of R2 astromech droids, there is very little that they are unable to do. In fact, this is an officially licensed Star Wars merchandise, which means you can proudly say that you do not have any kind of bootleg products or cheap ripoffs. Not only that, R2-D9′s dome is not static as it is capable of rotating and lighting up, as he whistles and beeps whenever power is connected, and also does the same as your device begins to get its battery charged. If you want him to animate on purpose, just press the center button that turns power to the ports on, and this little droid is good to go. The blue/red LED inside the front radar eye lens will show off the current USB port power status.