Nikko launches R2-D2 projector with Millenium Falcon remote

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Remember that bit in Star Wars where R2-D2 fires up a movie of Prince Leia in distress? Well, fiction has just become fact.

Yes, over in Japan, Nikko has officially launched the R2-D2 DVD player and Video Projector, which was first flagged up by us at this year’s CES. And it’s just how it sounds. The video kit has been installed into a replica of R2-D2 and even better, can be controlled by a remote shaped like the Millenium Falcon. Stick on your discs and view on a large screen. Technically, the projector is a DLP with XGA resolution, 1500 lumens and 1800:1 contrast ratio. There’s even an iPod dock and memory card reader.

Weighing in at 8kg, you can pick one up in Japan for the equivalent of £1575. No news of a UK launch, but trust me, you’ll hear about it if it does make it over.

Nikko website

Via Akihabara News

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