A Geek’s dream come true – Wireless R2-D2 webcamera controlled by a lightsaber-shaped remote

by Dhiram Shah

Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the original iconic Star Wars film, this replica of the headstrong astromech droid is a full-function, 628 x 528 pixel web camera that wirelessly transmits real-time video and audio to a computer, and has worldwide remote access capabilities, allowing you to control R2-D2’s movements and access the web camera from a laptop or a PC anywhere in the world. The droid is controlled by a light saber shaped remote control which doubles as a Skype phone and prompts it to move forward, backward, left, and right (including 360 spins), a sensor located on R2-D2’s front leg detects desk or table ledges and automatically stops the droid from proceeding while signaling an audible warning.

Coming to the webcam if you are interested in that takes digital photos and snap shots, and it has voice record, zoom, and tilt functions. R2-D2 says 11 different phrases and astromech droid sounds from the original Star Wars soundtrack and is powered by six AA batteries. The The R2-D2 Wireless Web Camera is available for pre-order from Hammacher for $ 350.

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