44

Star Wars Force Band

By: on September 26, 2016
$44.99
Check It Out

As Rogue One readies to flash back in the Star Wars timeline, you've got the opportunity to flash back in the IRL timeline (but, uh, forward in the Star Wars timeline) to The Force Awakens, and Sphero's 2015 BB-8 app-enabled droid release. This week the company will launch the Star Wars Force Band, a wearable accessory you can use to control and interact with your BB-8.

As a remote, the Force Band physically drives BB-8 using gesture controls to push him, pull him, and activate Droid Pirouette Mode. You can also partner up with BB-8 to do some Force Training, or select Combat Training Mode for solo practice with a Blaster, Lightsaber, or just your mind and The Force within it. Additional Force Band Jedi trials and featured include:

  • Force Awareness. Find hidden supplies from the Resistance in the real world and collect them with the app. Wait, what? Walk through the real world in search of digital tokens and capture them for points and status? That's a dope idea! I wonder how they thought of it.
  • Robot Control. The Force Band will drive any Sphero robots powered by Bluetooth SMART.
  • Force Control. Learn to Jedi mind Band control other connected objects around you.
  • Holographic Communication. Used BB-8 to record and view virtual holographic messages.

When the Force Bands begins shipping on September 30, 2016, a Special Edition Battle-Worn BB-8 will be available to the fastest-clicking soldiers of the Resistance too. You can buy them as a bundle here.

Check it out

Aire Self-Flying Robotic Home Assistant

$699 - $749 from Aevena Robotics »

Aire's approach, a robotic home assistant that flies autonomously, is verrrry interesting. Especially considering my first order of business when I catch something flying autonomously around my condo is to swat or Bug-A-Salt...

Buy Now

Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition

$169.99 from Amazon »

Anki OVERDRIVE goes Fast & Furious with its Toretto-tinted edition, set to start shipping later this month. If you're not familiar with the Anki gaming family, meet virtual REAL-ality. A simple car racing game in fundamental...

Buy Now

Star Wars Super Graphic: A Visual Guide

$13.56 from Amazon »

Yoda in a Venn diagram. Nicely done, Star Wars Super Graphic. I'll bet the left slice is those who "Do" and the right those who "Do Not," with the Yoda center representing the young Jedis who tell their master, "Alright...

Check it out

Stormtrooper Whiskey Decanter & Shot Glass

$14.61 - $26.79 from The Fowndry »

A stormtrooper who's packing nothing but Jameson and a Buttery Nipple is my kind of stormtrooper. I bet in whiskey decanter and suspended glass forms they're even a decent shot. At least until round 7 or 8 when your own...

Check it out

Star Wars Chewbacca Beanbag

$169 - $279 from Pottery Barn »

The only thing wrong with this Chewbacca Beanbag, a Wookiee lounger my ass would otherwise love to plop down on, is that it's from Pottery Barn. Just like this Star Wars Bed. So basically the only people who can have...

Check it out

Star Wars Fitness Equipment

$64.95 - $199.95 from Onnit »

If you weren't sweating the Dark Side before, one round with Onnit's Star Wars fitness equipment, and I guarantee you'll start. From kettlebell swings to hot yoga, Russian twists to Turkish getups, Onnit is injecting...

Buy Now

TV-B-Gone Kit

$20.37 from Amazon »

Let's be clear: it would be a supreme a-hole move for someone to use a homemade TV-B-Gone to shut off the women's beach volleyball game I am watching at a bar. Obnoxious and unacceptable. However...were I to use my DIY...

Buy Now

Star Wars Adult Onesies

$64.45 from Amazon »

Star Wars onesies for adults are what's called being comfortably chic on Halloween, and F'ing awesome the other 364 days of the year. Boba Fett, R2-D2, a stormtrooper, and the grandaddy of being the worst daddy of all...

Check it out

LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 2017

$799.99 from LEGO »

Start saving your credits and wupiupi. LEGO is dropping a new Millennium Falcon model - a 7,500-piece behemoth of a brick freighter - on October 1, 2017. Need a gift for a man? Particularly a man you'd like to make very...

Buy Now

8Bitdo SN30 Pro Game Controller

$49.99 from Amazon »

8Bitdo brings back the sexy purples and gray of the original SNES with their SN30 Pro Game Controller. Packed with wireless Bluetooth, Rumble vibration, motion controls, and USB-C, the new retro controller brings back...

Check it out

The Darth Knight

$1,500 from Ebay »

You love Batman, but you're a loyal Star Wars fanboy. Halloween is coming up and you have a difficult decision to make. Can you betray Darth Vader for your new crush on the Dark Knight? Good news. You won't have to. Mash...

Check it out

Mk. III MegaBot - Piloted Battle Mech

MegaBots October 2017 Update: A couple months (years?) late, but the duel has an official stream date - October 17 at 10pm ET here on Twitch....