7 Greatest Star Wars Lightsaber Gadgets

Out of all the gadgets that I have ever seen in the movies I would bet good money on the fact that the Lightsaber from the Star Wars movies is among the most sought after of gadgets.

Unfortunately we do not have the technology to build a lightsaber (even if we did they may be a little dangerous) but what we can do is make some really cool gadgets based on the real lightsaber.

Here we look at 7 Greatest Star Wars Lightsaber Gadgets.

Star Wars LightSaber Desk Lamp

f you are happen to be a huge Star Wars fan that is in need of a really cool desk lamp then the Star Wars Lightsaber Desk Lamp may be just what you are looking for.  You can show your love for all things Star Wars related and make a really cool geek statement at the same time. The lamp comes with a detailed lightsaber hilt base and you can even choose Jedi (Anakin before he became Vader) or Imperial (before he became Ghost Anakin). Each lampshade has the appropriate insignia laser cut into the shade and most importantly is fully licensed by LucasFilm.

You can buy the Star Wars LightSaber Desk Lamp here.

Star Wars LightSaber Umbrella

It is not uncommon to see women walk around in the rain holding an umbrella with some girly design or a child holding an umbrella with a Disney character plastered all over it. Since it is obviously more than acceptable to stay dry in style why not buy yourself a Star Wars Lightsaber Umbrella.

You can choose between an Anakin, Obi-Wan or Darth Vader lightsaber and each umbrella has the correct insignia printed upon it to correspond with the lightsaber you have chosen.

You can buy the Star Wars LightSaber Umbrella here.

Star Wars Remote Control Lightsaber Room Light

It would be pretty cool if you could light up your room with your very own lightsaber but unfortunately we don’t quite have the technology to construct them yet. Not to worry as if you only want a lightsaber to light a room it is worth checking out the Star Wars Remote Control Lightsaber Room Light. You can buy the lightsaber room light in several different colours and it is even remote controlled so you can create the illusion of using the force to turn it on or off.

You can buy the Star Wars Remote Control Lightsaber Room Light here.

Lightsaber LED Flashlight

Why buy and use a normal flashlight to see in the dark when you can buy this 100% accurate full size replica of a lightsaber which doubles as a flashlight. Not only will you be able to use the force to light your way in the dark you will be amazed at the really cool sound effects that the flashlight can generate when you wield it like a real lightsaber.

You can buy the Lightsaber LED Flashlight here.

Official Replica of Darth Vader’s Lightsaber

Most movie fans dream of owning their very own movie prop and this is particularly true of Star Wars fans. Well, if you have ever dreamt of owning your very own officially licensed replica lightsaber the Star Wars Force FX Lightsaber is just what you are looking for.

The lightsaber has loads of really cool features which make it very realistic. Such features include a glowing red blade which ignites with realistic power-up and power-down sound effects. The handle is made from metal so it looks and feels like a real lightsaber.

When you are not running around having lightsaber fights with your friends you can store it on its specially designed display stand and use it as the ultimate conversation piece.

You can buy the Offical Darth Vader FX Lightsaber here.

Darth Vader Lightsaber Laser Pointer

Laser pointers are pretty cool things to own at the best of times but when you take a miniature replica lightsaber and put a laser pointer in it you have something beyond cool. You will be the envy of your co-workers if you pull out one of these bad boys for your next presentation.

You can buy the Darth Vader Lightsaber Laser Pointer here.

USB Lightsaber Lamp

USB gadgets are increasingly popular and if you are a fan of USB gadgets then you will love this USB Lightsaber Lamp. It looks really cool on your desk at home or at work and if you get bored with your work you can always take the lightsaber from its stand and wave it around like a real lightsaber.

For more hints, tips, news and all things technology and geek related please follow us on Facebook or Twitter or subscribe to our feed.

A Real Bulletproof Body Armor Clipboard [gadgets]

If Batman had a clipboard, it would be this one. If Superman was a clipboard, it would be this one. Why? Because this clipboard is bulletproof. Yeah, you read that right: bulletproof. It can hold paper AND stop a 9mm bullet in its tracks. We call it the Bulletproof Body Armor Clipboard, and when you get yours, you can call it whatever you want (we recommend something awesome like “Awesomeboard,” “The Boardinator,” “Bill,” or anything else you can think of).

Each Bulletproof Body Armor Clipboard is a section of Level II body armor, with a clip attached to hold the paper. Level II body armor is tough enough to stop the penetration of 9mm bullets and all those stopped by Level I and Level IIA. The Bulletproof Body Armor Clipboardis the toughest clipboard we’ve ever held. Sure, it’s heavy, but when you own a clipboard that can stop bullets, weight doesn’t matter anymore. Nothing matters anymore, other than your own awesomeness for being the only person in the office to own a Bulletproof Body Armor Clipboard. Oh yeah.


Bulletproof Body Armor Clipboard

  • A slab of Level II body armor – with a clip (for paper).
  • Level II body armor protects against 9mm, as well as all those calibers protected by Level I and Level IIA.
  • 25 year limited manufacturer warranty.
  • UL Rated for Level II protection.
  • Weight: approx. 3 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 9″ x 12″.
  • In all seriousness DO NOT POINT GUNS AT PEOPLE EVER, play nice Geeks.

If you want to be the only person in your office who owns a real Bullet Proof Clipboard you can buy it here.

For more hints, tips, news and all things technology and geek related please follow us on Facebook or Twitter or subscribe to our feed.

Amazing Star Wars R2D2 Operation [deals]

Retro gaming is big business these days and not just retro video games. Believe it or not retro gaming of any kind is big even if it happens to be reinventions of your favourite board game.

While on the subject of retro board games we stumbled across this special edition of the classic game from Hasbro, named Operation. This version of Operation comes with a twist specially designed for the all of you sci-fi geeks out there. This is the Star Wars R2D2 version of Operation. Pretty cool, isn’t it? If you want to buy this Star Wars R2D2 version of operation you can buy it here.

If the above photo has not wet your appatite for a game of Star Wars Operation then maybe the video below will.

 

If you want to get your hands on this Star Wars R2D2 special edition of Operation you can buy it here.

For more hints, tips, news and all things technology and geek related please follow us on Facebook or Twitter or subscribe to our feed.

SpyNet Night Vision Mission Video Watch [deals]

Real spy gear disguised as a kid’s toy – with NIGHT VISION!

The biggest disguise every with the SpyNet Night Vision Video Watch is that it looks like a children’s toy. It is not. The tech crammed into this watch is astounding, and all the gadget fiends here want one. Basically, it’s everything you could want crammed into one cool looking watch. Read on, and become enamored with the SpyNet Night Vision Video Watch, too.

Ok, sound recorder, video recorder, still picture cam (with time lapse) – check, check, and check. But then cram in some downloadable spy missions, games, and apps, and you’ve almost got a full list of the SpyNet Night Vision Video Watch‘s features. And get this: it tells time, too! And, if you really need to go covert, snag the Snake Cam Add-On. This little beauty plugs into the watch and lets you look around corners (or hide it in your sleeve and have it peek out a button whole. Seriously, look at all the features below and fall in love (and buy) your own SpyNet Night Vision Video Watch.


SpyNet Night Vision Video Watch

  • The coolest spy watch you can find – loaded with features – including Night Vision.
  • Seems like a toy, but that’s part of the disguise – this sucker works!
  • Modes:
    • Time Mode
    • Alarm Mode
    • Timer Mode
    • Stop Watch Mode
    • Video Recorder Mode – preview or super-spy mode (watch face just shows time)
    • Audio Recorder Mode – wave form preview or super-spy mode (watch face just shows time)
    • Still Picture Recorder Mode – still image (again, with preview or without) or time lapse mode (5 seconds, 10 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes)
    • Secrets Mode
    • Missions Mode – downloadable from SpyNet HQ
    • Games Mode
    • Spy Apps Mode
    • Playback Mode
  • Capacity: Up to 20 mins of video; over 4 hours of audio; up to 2000 pics!
  • Snake Cam Add-On: Allows you to record pics/video around corners or hides in a button hole for super covert missions (unable to film using night vision, however). Can also be used as a plug and play USB webcam.
  • Watch Includes: Watch (duh), USB connector, and instructions.
  • Dimensions:
    • Watch – 2.5″ x 2.25″ x 1″ (watch body) – 1.4″ TFT display.
    • Snake Cam – bendy part: 20″; overall length: 38″

You can buy the SpyNet Night Vision Misson Video Watch from ThinkGeek

For more hints, tips, news and all things technology and geek related please follow us on Facebook or Twitter or subscribe to our feed.

How to Make Your Own R2D2 [video]

 

If you are a true geek or just  the worlds biggest Star Wars fan then you will have no doubt at some point wished that you owned your very own personal R2D2 droid. You may have even taken that wish one step further and tried to work out how to build your own R2D2 robot.

Well, you will be glad to know that it is actually possible to build your very own R2D2 robot and the video below will show you how some people go about building him. Obviously you can make your R2D2 as detailed as you like and if you want and have the ability you can include all sorts of realistic electronics.

Then again you may just wish to make one out of paper like the one in the picture below the video.

For more hints, tips, news and all things technology and geek related please follow us on Facebook or Twitter or subscribe to our feed.

[via]

Star Trek Wall Communicator Electronic Door Chime

One frequent topic of conversation at lunch with fellow geeks is how awesome it would be to have 23rd century gadgets in our 21st century world. We’re not that far in the past, are we? Fewer than 200 years to go! We watch our Trek and we drool over the gadgets and gizmos and wish we could have them.

…and then, our wish came true! Several cases of the wall communicator panels from The Original Series appeared for sale. Mount one on the wall by your door and when someone crosses your threshold, it will alert you. Choose between the door opening sound effect or the Red Alert alarm. Whether it’s a bloodthirsty Klingon bent on revenge or just your boss looking for your TPS report, you’ll know the moment they appear.

You can buy your Star Trek Wall Communicator from Think Geek.

Product Specifications

  • Motion-sensitive door chime for fans of Star Trek
  • Modeled after the communicator panels on The Original Series
  • Mount it next to your door (on whatever side you choose)
  • When someone crosses the threshold, the chime will sound
  • Two settings: Door opening sound or Red Alert sound
  • Push button on front for Communicator Whistle sound
  • Officially licensed Star Trek collectible
  • Batteries: 3 AA Batteries (not included)
  • Dimensions: 6 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ x 1″

For more hints, tips, news and all things technology and geek related please follow us on Facebook or Twitter or subscribe to our feed.

LEGO Millennium Falcon Assembled In 3D Stop Motion [Video]

When it comes to LEGO kits there are not many that are cooler or more desirable than this amazing (not to mention huge) LEGO Millennium Falcon kit.

The LEGO Millennium Falcon contains a whopping 5000+ LEGO pieces so as you can imagine you are going to have to put in some serious time to build this kit to completion. If that is not enough to put you off the LEGO Millennium Falcon is going to set you back some serious money. The best price we found the LEGO Millennium Falcon was $2,399 from Amazon.

If this all seems a little out of your reach you can still enjoy the build process by watching the stop motion video below which was created over a period of 3 years by Francisco Prieto using 3ds max, and V-Ray.



For more hints, tips, news and all things technology and geek related please follow us on Facebook or Twitter or subscribe to our feed.

[via - NerdApproved]

Angry Birds on Thin Ice – The Real Life Angry Birds Game

For those of you who are familiar with Angry Birds the video game you will be more than aware of how addictive the game is and you have probably already lost your life to firing those pesky birds at green pigs. You have probably become quite the expert game player at Angry Birds but how do you think you would fair if you could play Angry Birds for if it were real and not just a video game.

Well, you will be over joyed to learn that now you can try your skill at Angry Birds in real life with this Angry Birds on Thin Ice game.

Build, Launch, Destory

Demolition is the name of the game. Whether it’s tearing down your 1950s kitchen or busting through some pig lairs, breaking stuff is fun with a capital FUN. But when it comes to Angry Birds… it’s clear that nobody appreciates the hard work that went into building all of those pig habitats. You just fling birds all willy-nilly and hit reload before the pigs start snickering at your failures. You need to learn a lesson, son.

Build structures like a boss with the Angry Birds game On Thin Ice. It’s an exciting skill and action game based on the bestselling phone app and features two Angry Birds, three green pigs, a slingshot-style launcher, structure pieces and mission cards. Players draw a card and build the structure shown before their opponents launch an Angry Bird in an attempt to knock it, and the pigs down to win points.

You can buy the Angry Birds on Thin Ice game from Think Geek here.

For more hints, tips, news and all things technology and geek related please follow us on Facebook or Twitter or subscribe to our feed.

Build Your Own Robot with the LEGO Mindstorm NX 2.0 LEGO Kit

Can you remember back in the day when you used to spend hours playing with and building all manor of creations from LEGO? Did you ever find yourself building a robot from your LEGO and wishing that you could maybe make it function like a real robot?

Well, your childhood dream may well have come true with the LEGO Mindstorm NXT 2.0. Put into plain English the LEGO Mindstorm is a LEGO kit like you have not seen. It comes with over 600 LEGO bits which allows you to design and build your very own LEGO robot. But it does not just stop there. Oh, no because with the LEGO Mindstorm robot kit you also get a very clever and special control unit which you can program to control your robotic creation and get it to do some pretty impressive stuff. Check out the video of it below try denying that you really want to buy one.

You can buy your LEGO Mindstorm NXT 2.0 from Think Geek here.

It’s alive!!

You drag and drop. You transfer via USB cable. You build with LEGOs. You integrate the two. And now you have a ferocious looking crocogator which guards your room. It waits and watches for movement, and when it detects it, the crocogator attacks! Then you rebuild and reprogram. Now you have a machine that sorts colored balls. When it finds the red one (with its color sensor), it knows to throw it away. Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 isthe coolest LEGO set we’ve ever had the privilege to play with.

The sky’s the limit with Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0. The software will not only help you program these robots, but also offer you challenges to learn more abouthow to program them. Then you can build the ultimate RoboWarriorSupremo. It can “see” with its ultrasonic sensors, walk with its servos, walk carefully with its touch sensors, and pick up only the color you tell it to with its color sensor. There aren’t enough words to write how cool the Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 really is, because the proof is in the building. Come on, Dr. Frankenstein, time to bring your next creation to life!

Buy the LEGO Mindstorm NX 2.0 here.

Product Description
    • Ages: 10 and up
    • WARNING: Small Parts – Not intended for children under 3
    • Build all sorts of crazy robots with this kit.
    • Includes/Features:
  • The intelligent NXT LEGO brick (the brain) features 32-bit microprocessor, a large matrix display, 4 input and 3 output ports, and Bluetooth and USB communication link.
  • Three interactive servo motors.
  • Four sensors: 1 Ultrasonic Sensor (the eyes), 2 Touch Sensors (the finger and/or toes), and 1 all-new Color Sensor (distinguishes colors and light settings, and functions as a lamp).
  • Easy-to-use software (PC and Mac) with icon-based drag-and-drop programming and 16 fun building and programming challenges
  • Building instructions for 4 new amazing robots.
  • Personalize your robots with the Sound and Icon editors.
  • Share your project files with your friends with the Pack-N-Go project packager.
  • Software requirements: Windows XP (SP2 or newer), Vista (SP1 or newer) -or- Mac Apple MacOS X v10.4 or 10.5
  • 619 pieces of LEGO robo fun.
  • Batteries: 6 AA (not included)
  • Dimensions: varies, but the posterboyrobo is 12.5″ tall

Buy the LEGO Mindstorm NX 2.0 here.

For more hints, tips, news and all things technology and geek related please follow us on Facebook or Twitter or subscribe to our feed.