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Your electronics will never lose the Force with this R2-D2 USB charger

“Excuse me sir, but that R2-D2 is in prime condition, a real bargain”.

HAVE YOU ALWAYS wanted your own pet R2-D2 to keep you company whilst you are driving? One that whistles and beeps just like it does in Star Wars? Are you a Star Wars mega fan who loves collecting official merchandise? Do you wish you could add more USB charge points to your vehicle?

Well then, have a look at this R2-D2 USB charger.

What is it?

It’s the perfect car gadget for Star Wars geeks, I mean fans. It is a very naff, I mean nifty, R2-D2 double USB charger powered by a 12v plug and it’s yours for about €58. It can also help you restore freedom to the galaxy*

*may not actually be true.

Source: https://www.amazon.co.uk

What does it do?

The best thing that it does is it whistles, beeps, bloops and lights up and its head rotates making it feel like you have your very own astromech droid to help you fight the evil Galactic Empire on your way to work, or on the school run.

It plugs into a 12v socket and can charge two devices at a time and it has flexible arms so you can customise it to best fit your vehicle’s cupholder.

Can I check it out in action?

Much to learn you still have… so watch this video here:

Source: ThinkGeek/YouTube

Why would I want it?

This will add an element of fun to your car. It is useful too as it adds two USB charging points to your vehicle – great news if your car / mobile home / boat has only one USB point or none at all.

This is particularly handy if you have kids and are going on a long journey as you can fill tablets with movies or mobile phones with games… and keep the long-suffering devices running until you reach your destination. Also, if you are a Star Wars fan this is one more piece of official merchandise to add to your prize collection.

What do users say?

Reviews on Amazon are fairly positive with one Amazon customer giving it a five-star rating, saying:

It’s just a bit fun and my nephews love it. Gives the phone a good charge too.

However, Mr. James Paul Cook only gave it one star out of five, saying:

Even when working it’s worth noting that this does not fit properly into any cup holder I have tried it with!

You can buy the Star Wars R2-D2 USB Car Charger online from Amazon.

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