Filed under: Gadgets
About a year ago, Hammacher Schlemmer debuted an R2-D2 robot. But while cute and responsive to all sorts of commands, he wasn't much more than a novelty. Their latest R2-D2 is a lot more functional. His head holds a DLP projection system that can project movies, TV shows, images, and video games from his radar eye at 1024 x 768 resolution. One of his mechanical arm housings in the front of his body has a DVD/CD player and his anterior vents rotate to reveal a docking station that fits most iPods so you can play music or videos through his two 20-watt built-in speakers. He has a variety of other audio and video related functions and comes with a mounted model of the Millennium Falcon that conceals a remote. He sells for $2,799.95.