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R2-D2 Home Theater System – movies on the move, it can…


The R2–D2 Home Theater System is not new, but we had to feature it anyway simply because of the Millennium Falcon remote control. Actually everything about this tickles our chuckle bone, from the DLP projection system located in the ‘radar eye’, to the iPod dock, memory card slots, DVD player and 20W internal speaker. In fact the only thing that dampens our unalloyed enthusiasm is the price…$2,799.95. Next week, the 3CPO vacuum cleaner.

 R2’s head houses a DLP projection system with superior 1,500:1 contrast, and can project movies, TV shows, images, and video games from his radar eye at 1024 x 768 resolution onto walls up to 16 1/2′ away, equivalent to an 80″ screen; he can also rotate the viewing angle up to 65 to project images onto your ceiling. One of his mechanical arm housings in the front of his body has a DVD/CD player that can play DVDs, audio CDs, and more. R2’s anterior louvred vents rotate to reveal a docking station that fits most iPods (including video iPods), so you can play music or videos through his two 20-watt built-in speakers, and an acces s panel adjacent to the docking station conceals slots for memory cards and a USB port…


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