Star Wars fans, here are the best gadgets for you
The latest Star Wars movie The Last Jedi is going to hit theatres on 15 December, reviving the fanfare that follows every new release in the series. Over the years, fans have been savouring their favourite characters through collector edition toys, video games and personal gadgets. Here are some Star Wars gadgets, accessories and games to splurge on.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 game
For avid gamers, there is EA Sports’ Star Wars Battlefront 2. It is available on Amazon.in for Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One consoles. This is a third-person action and shooting game with the storyline set on movies between the Return of Jedi and The Force Awakens. Users can play the single-player campaign or take on friends or other online players in multiplayer games. It also includes a two-player split-screen mode which works offline and allows two players to play on the same screen.
Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Robot
Based on Star Wars charger Beebe Ate, Sphero’s BB-8 is a spherical toy robot with a domed head on top. It is made of polycarbonate plastic and is splash resistant. Users can control it using the smartphone app called BB-8 App-enabled Droid (free; Android, iOS). It connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth and has a range of over 100 feet. Users can record messages with it and it will display it as a virtual hologram on the phone screen. It comes with a given set of reactions and answers to voice commands.
Macmerise Classic Star Wars cases and skins
If you are looking for an iPhone case or laptop skin with a Star Wars theme, you can take a tour of Macmerise’s Star Wars merchandise at www.Macmerise.com or Amazon.in. They have got licensed Star Wars cases for most popular smartphones such as OnePlus 5T and iPhone 8 Plus and skins for Macbook Pro notebooks as well. Users can sort out themes based on Star Wars characters.
Star Wars Power Bank and USB drives by Mimico
Price: Rs900 onwards (shipping charges may vary)
US-based startup Mimico has a wide range of smartphone and PC peripherals such as USB drives, card readers and power banks with licensed Star Wars themes. Among power banks, you can consider the Darth Vader MimoPowerTube2, which has a battery capacity of 2,600mAh and is priced at $21 (approximately Rs1,349). If you are looking for a bigger power bank, there is Han in Carbonite MimoPowerDeck, which costs $39 (approximately Rs2,507) and has a capacity of 8,000mAh. The Boba Fett Mimobot USB Flash Drive with 8GB memory costs $14 (approximately Rs900).
OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition
Price: to be announced
OnePlus will be launching a Star Wars Limited Edition of the new OnePlus 5T tonight. It will be up for sale on Amazon.in from 15 December onwards. Unlike the regular OnePlus 5T, the new smartphone will have a white back with Star Wars logo printed on it. OnePlus is giving away five bags and 100 free movie tickets for Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Amazon.in to buyers interested in it. Like most limited edition smartphones, the hardware and other elements are likely to be the same, including a 6-inch screen, top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor, clutter-free Oxygen OS and dual cameras.