28 November 2013, Comments: 0

 November 2013         Anthony Garland

Even though most serious movie geeks want to forget that Star Wars prequels ever happened, most do actually have fond memories of that plucky robot sidekick from the original series who went by the name R2D2. While having a four-port USB hub is cool and all, what most really want is the R2D2 watching their six in their car like the original did for Luke and his TIE fighter. Since real robots are still in their infancy, the next best thing is a USB auto charger.

In a nut shell, this droid – measuring at 5.5” x 3.5” x 2” – converts any old cigarette lighter into a dual-USB port charger while at the same time fits perfectly in most vehicles cup holders. It may not be able to repair your car but this itty bitty droid does pack quite a punch in that it can provide 2.1A over each of its two ports. This amount of power is more than enough to charge even two iPads at the same time.

Add in a rotating head; an integrated LED eye that glows blue when charging devices; and the fact that it even ‘talks’ to you in his trademark language of beeps and whistles when charging starts, this officially licensed-charger definitely qualifies as a Star Wars collectible. If interested, ThinkGeek carries it for 49.95 (plus shipping).