16 Rockin’ R2-D2 Gadgets
Whether you are on the Dark side or the Jedi side, you must love R2-D2. Even though this faithful droid can’t speak human language, somehow we still seem to understand that extremely cute bleeps and bloops. The love for R2-D2 has been transformed by geeks and artists alike into various objects of daily use. Grab one of 16 cool R2-D2 inspired gadgets below to take the adorable droid everywhere with you.
A perfect replica of the adorable droid, 1000 of these R2-D2 compact fridges were made in 2002 as a promotional prize for an Attack of the Clones contest held at 7-11 Stores in Japan.
R2-D2 Home Video Projector
Imagine that you are watching your favorite Star Wars episode, you turn around and boo, R2-D2 is next to you. He is not just here for decoration, he is actually showing the movie to you just like he is showing Princess Leia’s message to Luke Skywalker.
R2-D2 USB Hub
Featuring 4 USB ports, R2-D2 USB hub is a practical gadget for geeks who have to deal with multiple portable devices at the same time. It’s an officially licensed Star Wars collectible and can sit beautifully on your desk.
R2-D2 Console Mod
Some Star Wars freak has managed to stuff 8 different consoles: Dreamcast, a Nintendo 64, an Xbox, an Atari 2600, a Sega Saturn, an NES, an SNES and a PlayStation into an R2-D2 Mod and then connect this fantastic machine to 20 different game controllers.
R2-D2 Vacuum Cleaner
In Star Wars, R2-D2’s owner – in this case, Luke Skywalker – has to clean him; but in real life, he will do the cleaning job for you. The R2D2 Vacuum can wheel around freely in every direction which makes him perfectly suitable for this domestic task.
R2-D2 Trash Can
The questionable similarity between R2-D2’s body and a trash can’s shape makes this droid a sad inspiration for rubbish storage. Press the foot-pedal at the base of R2-D2 and his dome will open to receive the trash and send them to outer space. Made in Japan, it’s a fully licensed replica of the droid.
R2-D2 Toilet Paper Dispenser
Designed to dispense toilet paper, this R2-D2 toilet paper dispenser might be your only hope in many cases, given that you are comfortable with having this droid staring at you all the time when you are doing your private stuff.
R2-D2 Pepper Grinder
Without his hologram projector, periscope, computer interface and gripping tool, R2-D2 stays modestly in your kitchen as a pepper grinder. Twist R2-D2’s head and the pepper will come out of his, uh oh, onto your food.
Standing 7 inches tall, this cute R2-D2 nutcracker is not only a collectible but also a useful kitchen gadget. It comes with Darth Vader and Yoda nutcrackers to make a full Star Wars nutcracker set which is available at $99.95.
R2-D2 key chain features LED lights inside his eye which one can be activated with single push on his head to light up the dark space around you.
R2-D2 Belt Buckle
You must have seen an uncountable number of geeky belt buckle designs, but a science fiction fan must not feel confident enough until he has this faithful droid holding up his pants. These are 3D Star Wars belt buckles that comes in a set with Boba Fett and Stormtrooper belt buckles.
R2-D2 Ice Bucket
Here is how a Star Wars should prepare his ice: first, use this Han Solo ice cube tray to make ice cubes in the shape of Han Solo when he is trapped in carbonite, then keep them in this amazing R2-D2 ice bucket.
For a Star Wars fan, a ride in this motorized R2-D2 must be the ride of your life. What is inside this droid is a mysterious, and it’s definitely not recommended for people with claustrophobia.
This time, R2-D2 has transformed into an ultra cool trolley to serve a baby geek. The mom was dressed like Princess Leia and the baby was dressed like Luke Skywalker.
Star Wars R2-D2 Trouble Game
Star Wars R2-D2 trouble game adds a geeky twist to the popular board game Trouble. Featuring the epic battle between good and evil, or in this case, Dark side and Jedi side, this game is perfect to play with your fellow Star Wars fans.
It’s official. Carlton College in Minnesota is te coolest college ever. Students of this college decided to give their college building a makeover by turning it into a giant R2-D2.