R2-D2 Home Theater System DLP projector

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R2-D2 Home Theater System DLP projector

R2-D2 Princess Leia Hologram projection
Who wouldn't love R2-D2 in their living room projecting not just Princess Leia, but any damn movie you please. Hammacher Schlemmer, who carries the Skype R2-D2 I oggled over, has done it again with The R2-D2® Home Theater System a home theater system modeled after the famous droid from the Star Wars films. (note: Nikko Home Electronics makes this)

R2-D2 Home Theater System DLP Projector

R2-D2's head houses a DLP projection system with superb 1,500:1 contrast, that can project DVD movies, TV shows, images, and video games from his radar eye at 1024 x 768 resolution onto walls up to 16 1/2' away, equivalent to an 80" screen. Further, he can also rotate the viewing angle up to 65° to project images onto your ceiling. They even threw in a DVD/CD player into one of his mechanical arm housings. Even cooler, R2's anterior louvred vents rotate to reveal a docking station that fits most iPods (including video iPods), so you can play music or videos through his two 20-watt built-in speakers, and an access panel adjacent to the docking station conceals slots for memory cards and a USB port, allowing you to project digital pictures.

His rear logic display has an LED message center that alternates between R2's current function and random light patterns, and R2's sensors keep him from falling off tables, down stairs, or down trash compactor chutes while he moves forward, backward, left, right, and pivots. A mounted model of the Millennium Falcon conceals a remote that provides complete control of all R2-D2's functions.

Measures 20 1/2" H x 13 1/2" Diameter (14 lbs.) and will cost ya $2,799.95 - well worth the price for all you Star Wars geeks (myself included)! It'll become available to ship on December 21st - just in time for someone to buy it for you for Christmas (or someone to buy it for me for that matter ).

[via Hammacher Schlemmer R2-D2 Home Theater System product page]

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