The Star Wars hype is in full swing with the much-anticipated release of the latest addition to the its saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
If you or someone you know is a hardcore Star Wars junkie, there’s no shortage of toys, gadgets, and accessories inspired by this pop culture darling. There’s something for everyone, whether for you or for someone you hold dear.
Get ready to geek out!
Sphero Droids: BB-8, R2-D2, BB-9E
This is the adorable droid that rolled into our hearts back in 2015. It was launched right before the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens which is the first film in the new Star Wars trilogy.
And little BB-8 isn’t alone anymore; accompanying it is Luke Skywalker’s partner droid R2-D2, and the dark side droid that’s set to make its big screen debut in the latest Star Wars film, BB-9E.
Star Wars: Jedi Challenges
I chose Star Wars: Jedi Challenges as My GadgetMatch for 2017 because playing it is an absolute blast! There are a few kinks here and there that can be improved on, but nothing beats the adrenaline rush of dueling with lightsabers against Darth Maul and other pawns from the dark side in augmented reality (AR).
You’ll need to catch your breath after a few lightsaber duels. Good thing there’s a strategy game and Holo Chess that can help you cool down.
OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition
The design looks like it’s patterned after a First Order Stormtrooper. Fingers crossed they clone this phone like crazy so there’s enough to go around.
Samsung Star Wars POWERbots robotic vacuums
If you’ve always wanted to order Darth Vader around, this might be the closest you can get.
Samsung turned its smart vacuum into arguably everyone’s favorite Sith Lord and his minions. Through an app, you can command these dark side enforcers to literally do the dirty work for you.
UBTECH Robotics’ Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper
Speaking of ordering stormtroopers around, this voice command-enabled robot will do exactly what you tell it to.
It also has other nifty features like first- and third-person AR modes, facial recognition so it knows you’re the boss, and sentry patrolling where it guards an area you specify. Although I’m not sure how effective that last feature will be, given how stormtroopers are notorious for missing their target.
Accessories from a galaxy far, far away
The fun doesn’t end with those Star Wars gadget goodies. There are plenty of accessories you can surround yourself with so you can start feeling like the Force is strong within you.
We know R2-D2 is useful, but did you know it can do all these?
Star Wars R2-D2 AC / USB Power Station
Let this droid provide you power.
Star Wars R2-D2 USB Car Charger
Even when you’re on the go.
Star Wars R2-D2 Coffee Press
Need to make coffee? No problem!
Star Wars R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set
It can even help you in the kitchen.
R2-D2 — such a versatile droid. Now onto other Star Wars goodies!
Star Wars LIGHT UP Chop Sabers
Sushi, sashimi, and maki don’t stand a chance when you wield these weapons.
Star Wars BB-8 Lamps
Available as a desktop lamp or life-size, let BB-8 be your light in the middle of darkness.
Bonus: Lenovo Yoga 920 Star Wars Special Edition
Feel like spending a lot? Get this one for someone truly special or for yourself. You’re special, after all.
Launched alongside Jedi Challenges is the special Star Wars edition of Lenovo’s Yoga 920. It’s still the same lean mean bending machine, but highlighted by symbols die-hard Star Wars fans will recognize.
Whether you’re with the Jedi or fancy the Sith, there are plenty of these gadgets and accessories to choose from. Which one will you cop and what other Star Wars-themed things would you like to see? Sound off in the comments section below!