Gadgets for the Guru: In a galaxy far, far away edition
Celebrate the long-awaited release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with these Star Wars-inspired tech gadgets. From 3D printed Jedi jewelry to an R2-D2 Bluetooth speaker, geek out with these tech gadgets that will transport you to a galaxy far, far away.
Azmara Asefa jewelry
Emerging fashion designer Azmara Asefa, who showcased her laser cut clothing and 3D printed accessories at Phoenix Fashion Week back in October, was inspired by the upcoming release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens when she set out to create a 3D printed collection of Star Wars-related jewelry. As the world waits in anticipation for the seventh episode, you can now outfit your fingers and neck with rings and pendants boasting the symbols of the Starbird Alliance (Rebellion), the Jedi Order, the Imperial Crest, the Mandalorians, and Sith. All designs are modeled in Rhino3D software and come in various sizes and materials, including plastics in a range of colors and metals like steel, brass plated in rose gold, and solid 14k gold. Check out Azmara Asefa’s Star Wars jewelry collection here.
R2-D2 Homestar Planetarium
This is an awesome gadget to get geared up for the newest Star Wars movie installment. Transform your bedroom ceiling with the R2-D2 Homestar Planetarium that projects a lightshow of 10,000 stars and points out the exact location of the Death Star. The gadget uses a 1W LED light and runs for three hours on four AAA batteries. Available for purchase for $81.63 on Amazon.
Star Wars R2-D2 Bluetooth Speaker
Blast your favorite tunes or answer a phone call with this awesome Star Wars-inspired Bluetooth speaker. Have your own personal R2-D2 droid buddy in your bedroom or office. A ThinkGeek creation, it easily charges with a USB cord, can play music through Bluetooth connectivity or the 3.5mm audio jack, and has a 32 ft. range. May the Force be with you as you jam out to funky music. Available for purchase for $39.99.
Star Wars Darth Vader Lightsaber
Yield the power of the force this holiday season! Geek out and introduce your kids to a decades-long tradition of having lightsaber duals. Pretend you’re a Jedi or a part of the Dark Side with the 2.5 ft long lightsaber that is 100% plastic and requires 2 AA batteries (not included). This lightsaber gadget may not be the most authentic option on the market, but its’ affordability and safety features make it the perfect alternative for kids and adults that want to pretend they’re in a galaxy far, far away. Available for purchse for $12.35.
Star Wars Science – Force Trainer
Have you ever wanted telekinetic powers? This gadget will get you as close as possible to the yielding the Force. The Force Trainer headset gadget uses dry neural sensor tech to read and interpret brainwaves and a user’s concentration to move objects with our mind. 15 levels of training get more difficult as you transform from a young Padawan to full-fledged Jedi Knight. The Force Trainer emits sound effects to confirm accomplishment to make you feel like a master of the Force. Available for purchase for $136.62.