Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope…

by Marc


The LucasArts franchise gains yet another prodcut with this R2D2 styled DVD projector from Nikko Electronics. It may not be able to project holograms but it is a DVD player, projector and remote controlled robot!

The feature list is:

  • LCoS PRojector projecting up to 80″ wide
  • iPod dock
  • DVD Player (with remote styled after millenium falcon)
  • Memory card slot for photo slideshows
  • Movement and sound of the whole unit via remote control
  • Built in speakers
  • FM Transmitter broadcasts audio on up to 7 frequencies

Honestly, I don’t know if this isn’t a case of “form over function”. It’s certainly cool but I’m not sure how practical it is! Still, if you’re a Star Wars collector this is something you’re going to want.

Gizmodo have video of it in action – sweet!

4 reviews or comments

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[…] Last year, we broke the news that Nikko Electronics had created the ultimate home theater bot in the R2D2 Projector DVD player, a plucky well put together droid that not only provides comedy relief, but can help you relive that “help me Obi Wan Kinobi” fantasy. Well, now Nikko announces that R2 has gotten an upgrade … […]

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