Tech & Toys for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
These are not the droids you are looking for.. no really, we aren’t here to talk about Android phones but instead review the tech products that are special edition for Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
Sphero produced a toy version of the new droid, BB-8, for consumers to call their very own! From the moment BB-8 made his presence in the teaser trailer, audiences were in love. This toy can be controlled from your Smartphone or device, and has features built out to obey voice commands and display holographic videos! Don’t worry, this droid is iOS and Android compatable too.
This little guy goes for $149.99, and can be purchased at select retailers and the Sphero site.
An official interview on StarWars.com notes,
Sphero has created an app-enabled BB-8 toy that you can control with your smart device. BB-8 can also patrol on its own, respond to voice commands, and use augmented reality (AR) to transmit holographic videos. As Sphero’s director of product Allen Richardson says, it’s a toy like no other. “Our BB-8 is obviously a little bit different than a RC or typical toy. BB-8 can communicate with your smart device. It has a companion app that goes along with it so you will control him from your phone — it’s basically like a remote control, but so much more. You’re going to be able to drive him around. You’re going to be able to get feedback from him.” As BB-8 patrols, he also gathers information about his surroundings that he later relays to you in a detailed report.
HP Star Wars™ Special Edition Notebook
This month, HP is releasing a slick, sexy new notebook that is decked out in decals and other effects for the new movie. This includes: a red black-lit LED keyboard, a faux-textured case surface with Stormtrooper/Sith theme, official font of Coruscant (Aurebesh type face), comics and e-book excerpts, and a 1 year Fandor subscription!
It boasts a 15.6″ diagonal FHD IPS anti-glare WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080) full HD touchscreen, audio by B&O Play, Intel Core i5 processor, Windows 10, 6/8/12GB Memory, up to 1TB of storage, NVIDIA GeForce Graphics card, Re-writable DVD drive, and more. It can be customized and upgraded, starting at $699.99.
According to HP,
“This notebook comes preloaded with rare wallpapers, screen savers, concept art, and original trilogy storyboards from the Star Wars™ archives.”
It’s a great laptop so any Star Wars fan would be pumped to make this a device to own!
STAR WARS™: THE FORCE AWAKENS: First Order Stormtrooper Helmet Accessory
Anovos is accepting pre-orders for this amazing First Order Stormtrooper helmet! This helmet will be out on December 18, so don’t miss it. If interested, the price is $249.99 and can be pre-ordered here. This isn’t a cheap looking accessory, but a highly detailed and movie accurate piece!
This 1:1 scale helmet consists of the following features:
- Lightweight injection-molded plastic construction.
- Derived from digital files used in the production of STAR WARS™ EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS.
- Assembled and finished helmet
Star Wars The Black Series Kylo Ren Force FX Deluxe Lightsaber
Hasbro has produced this amazing FX Lightsaber as a part of The Black Series. This is one of the best looking lightsaber “toys” out there, that isn’t a cheap plastic stick. The price on this baby is $199.99, found at retailers like Target and GameStop! Check out this unveiling over at StarWarsUnderworld.com for more info. Here are the specs:
• Realistic light effects
• Authentic movie sound effects
• 3 blades
• Real metal hilt
• Display stand