Darth Vader and R2D2 USB Hubs Perfect for Star Wars Ubergeeks

27 June 2008
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Author: Ian Chiu
27 June 2008, Comments: 0

I am a big fan of the original Star Wars trilogy, as many geeky types are. I both like and at times loath the fact that so many different gadgets are turning up with my childhood icons from the Star Wars films on them. I thought the R2D2 webcam was cool looking, but it was subpar specs wise and those little Star Wars Mimobots just weren’t that cool to me.

With all the USB gear I have sitting on my desk I always seem to be needing more USB ports and now I can indulge my Star Wars fetish and get USB ports at the same time with Darth Vader and R2D2. The Vader hub has four ports and when plugged in his red eyes glow and he breathes. The R2D2 version offers four USB ports as well and moves its head and lights up when plugged in. Plus it makes those cool R2D2 sounds we all know. The downside is the things cost nearly $70 each! Ouch…