The two important robots from the original Star Wars trilogy were C-3PO and R2-D2 and they became some of the most iconic characters in the series. Originally R2-D2 was described by George Lucas as a “thermocapsulary dehousing assister”, so just a cork popper, but he became much more through his adventures.
The importance of this little robot can hardly be overstated since he was inducted into the Robot Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Smithsonian Institution considered him to be one of the most significant 101 Objects that Made America.
While some of the fans were frustrated at times by the ramblings of C-3PO or the annoying slapstick humor of Jar Jar Binks, we don’t think you can find someone who doesn’t like R2-D2 and the amount of merchandise inspired by him should only make this more evident. Let us take a look at some of the most amazing R2-D2 gadgets you can find at the moment to give you some inspiration for your future presents.
Star Wars R2-D2 Lunch Bag with Sound
Thermos made this high quality bag to keep your food safe and looking really cool. With a size of almost one foot in height, this will be able to transport everything you need for lunch and it is made of BPA-free materials with foam insulation to make sure your food is kept fresh. The fabric is easy to clean and there are several lights and beeping sounds to complete the impression of the great robot. You can get one for only $19.99, making it a great gift.
Star Wars R2-D2 Screwdriver
The assistance droid offers help in the tool shed with this multitool screwdriver that comes with three forged steel bits: two Phillips heads and one slotted. The robot itself has a 4” size and it is great for anyone who loves to tinker around the house, especially when it costs only $15.99.
For persons who have to travel a lot, this officially-licensed Star Wars luggage is ideal. The medium-size allows you to take if on the airplane and the handle has a design similar to that of a telescope which along with the 360 swivel wheels brings a lot of flexibility. The handle is made of aluminum and the interior has flexible straps to make sure you don’t get everything mixed together. You can buy one for $123.
Star Wars Projection Alarm Clock
This practical and really cool gadget will project the time on one of your walls and has typical sounds for the lovable robot. You can read the time on his body as well and it’s quite small, so it won’t occupy too much space. It comes with batteries included and you can get one from Amazon.
R2-D2 USB Car Charger
The repair droid can help you in the car as well, bringing your phone’s battery back to life and offering two USB ports as well. The head can rotate to make more light in its surroundings and he will whistle or beep to aid you in your travels. The arms are flexible and can be transformed into a cup holder, so he is the perfect gift for someone who loves Star Wars and wants a cool car. Get it for $39.99.
Star Wars R2-D2 Bluetooth Speakerphone
With the typical light indicators, a blue underdome and a size of 4” in diameter, this speakerphone can last you up to one hour and a half if fully charged, to listen to your favorite songs. You just have to plug this into a USB port to charge it and it will connect to your phone or iPod through a 3.5mm audio jack. Get one for $49.99.
Star Wars R2D2 Kitchen Timer
Have a friend who loves to cook? Then this R2D2 gift is an amazing addition to their kitchen and you can’t go wrong with it. You have an interval of up to 60 minutes and the alarm is an actual bell, so you will hear it from afar. The rubber on the feet will help it stay where you put it and it costs $19.99.
Star Wars Droid Salt and Pepper Shakers
Made from ceramic materials, these shakers will also bring more flavors in your kitchen, putting you one step closer to a complete Star Wars themed cooking spot. The stoppers on the bottom allow you to refill them with ease and you will have the R2-D2 for the salt and the R2-Q5 for the pepper. The set costs $29.99.
R2-D2 Ceramic Teapot
Continuing the theme of a robotic kitchen, why not add a teapot to the collection? With a capacity of 36 oz., this will be perfect for an afternoon party and your Star Wars enthusiasts will certainly appreciate the invitation. It costs $39.99 and is made from ceramic of the highest quality, so you don’t have to worry when you put it in the dishwasher.
Star Wars R2D2 Home Star Planetarium
This is great for children seeking to learn some of the most important constellations and you will see the Death Star among them for a Star Wars addition. Make sure to get some rechargeable batteries though, since it will need quite a bit of power to function all night. You can get one for $79.50.
Star Wars R2-D2 USB Wall Charger
This charger will offer two USB ports, one of them 2.1A and the other 1.0A and it will light up when plugged in, so it will also help you test the power sources. It is easy to transport, looks great and costs $34.99.
R2D2 virtual keyboard
This Bluetooth keyboard is easy to transport anywhere and completely awesome since it is projected by our favorite robot. You can use it for your PC, Mac or even iPhone, Android phone or tablet and the battery has a capacity of 660 mAh so you can use it for about two hours without any power source. You can get one for $304.96
R2D2 Minimalist Case Cover for iPhone 6
The hard case cover has a graphic printed design on the sides, corner and back with high gloss and a top quality. The case is made from high grade hard plastic and is scratch resistant and the photo is certain to last a long time, so it is the perfect way to show your love of the droid and now it only costs $6.30.
Star Wars R2-D2 USB Hub
Emitting sounds, moving his head and boasting USB 3.0 technology, what more could you hope for? The hub was developed by CUBE, who are appreciated for their quality products and it costs $85.
SMS Audio Street by 50 Star Wars 2nd Edition Headphones
With a design inspired from R2-D2, these headphones provide studio mastered sound quality and the oval leather memory foam cushions will ensure they are always comfortable. The noise cancellation technology will ensure you can focus on what you are listening and the hinges are foldable and made from really durable materials. The headphones cost $106.00 and come with a Star Wars embossed carry case.