This IS The Droid You’re Looking For: The R2-D2 USB Car Charger

This IS The Droid You’re Looking For: The R2-D2 USB Car Charger

You can say you’re a Star Wars geek, but there are some things you just HAVE to own if you’re going to tout yourself as a card-carrying, Han-shot-first, it’s-not-weird-for-Luke-and-Leia-to-have-kissed-because-they-didn’t-know-at-the-time, Star Wars fanatic. The R2-D2 USB Car Charger is now officially added to that “must have” list.

Bit Rebels:

This new car charger is a must-have for any Star Wars fan, and it is presented by the geekiest retailer of them all, ThinkGeek, of course. It is the perfect size and is portable enough to sit comfortably and snug in your car cup holder. It really makes you think of R2-D2′s slot on the X-Wing in the Star Wars movies, and if you haven’t yet pimped out your car Star Wars-style then this is definitely something that you should have a look at.

I’m going for the Batman vibe in my ride, (and my guest “batroom” but more about that at another time), so this gadget isn’t for my ride, but just imagine driving into the next snowstorm so fast that it looks like warping stars, and glancing down to see this little baby in your cup holder.


The R2-D2 USB Car Charger plugs into your car’s 12-volt outlet, and uses that power to pass a charge out for two power-hungry devices at a time via 2.1 amp USB ports.

And, of course, R2-D2’s dome rotates and lights up; he whistles and beeps (when power is connected and when your device begins to charge; force him to animate by pressing his center button which turns power to the ports on)

ThinkGeek is selling this little baby for $49.99, and is limiting you to 2 per customer. [DIRECT LINK]


Thanks to my friends over at Beanco Tech’s Twitter account for bringing this to our attention. Beanco makes the great Mobile Home accessory for the iPhone and your car.