R2D2, perhaps one of Star Wars most loved characters, has just made his big break in the Gadget world. Though it's likely that only die-hard Star Wars fans (I'm looking at you Chris!) will want to pay over the odds for this home entertainment thing, I can see it making the top 20 wackiest Gadgets '07 this year.
All that said, it's not that wacky when you compare it to little wooden nuns, who when thrown at walls, sing songs, but there you have it. So what can this fella do? Well, slot in a DVD, and R2 will project the movie (80" 'n' all!) onto a surface of your choice. No widescreen though. Bummer, 'eh?
What else though? Well, for starters, an iPod docking station, a USB 2.0 connector and wirelesss FM audio are just a few other features that lil' old R2 packs in. Of course, as Ubergizmo point out, $2500 could be better spent buying a 32" HDTV (Here in the UK, you can get yourself a 42" for the same price! =O), a hybrid BluRay/HD-DVD player and an iPod dock, for much less.
Of course, doubling as a hoover would have given it that little bit extra, but heck. No hoover.
• Image Sensor:LCoS
• Resolution: 800 x 600
• Brightness: 1200 lumens
• Contrast Ratio: 500 to 1
• Aspect Ratio: 4:3
• Signal: S-Video/Composite
• Memory Slots: SD/MMC, Memory Stick, Smart Media
• iPod compatibilitiy: iPod 3G, 4G, 5G, mini, photo
• Millenium Falcon remote control included
So like we said... No hoover. UPDATE: Sorry... You Americans didn't know what a 'hoover' was. Mad! A Vacuum Cleaner!?! Still not making sense? Try Wikipedia.