Birthday gift Making ideas
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released on December 18, was one of the most anticipated—and hyped—movies in quite some time. When pre-release tickets went on sale in October, online movie sites crashed from the high traffic. And the film shattered box office records, grossing $248 million opening weekend in the United States, $529 worldwide.
It seems as though everyone has become a Star Wars fan, from youngsters in Generation Z to Baby Boomers and beyond. Some, of course, are more extreme fans than others. Know a die-hard Star Wars geek? Here are 15 of the top Star Wars-themed gadgets that are most definitely not for stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herders.
The adorable droid functions as a humidifier, bringing moisture to environments that are as dry as the planet Tatooine; $54.99
Death Star Bluetooth Speaker
You can almost hear the Imperial March music just by looking at this Darth Vader Bluetooth speaker. The speaker has one-touch Bluetooth connectivity and lights up when playing. It can also play music from devices with a standard 3.5mm audio out jack. By the way, ThinkGeek wants you to know that it does not include a Concave Dish Composite Beam Superlaser; $59.99
Building a Galaxy With Code
What’s this? Learn to code and geek out on Star Wars at the same time? Excellent! Code Studio offers free lessons to kids on coding by having them build a galaxy. The lessons are more like a game where kids can help the BB-8 droid pick up scrap metal and perform other tasks. As they solve different puzzles throughout the lesson, kids are shown the code that they are also building; Free, donations appreciated
Star Wars Millennium Falcon Drone
For those who have ever wanted to fly Han Solo’s space vehicle, there is a Millennium Falcon drone from drone maker Air Hogs. This is a quadcopter—it has four rotors embedded in the body of the ship. The drone is remote-controlled and, since it uses 2.4GHz frequency for communication, it can be remotely controlled from as far as 200 feet. Air Hogs also makes other remote-controlled devices from Star Wars, including a land speeder, and X-Wing and TIE fighters; 0
Stormtrooper USB Car Charger
Sure, they're the villains, but you have to admit–Star Wars’ Stormtroopers look cool. Take your Star Wars love on-the-go with this Stormtrooper USB car charger. It fits into a 12v vehicle power socket and delivers 2.1 amps of charge to phones, tablets or other USB-charged devices; $19
AT-BT Boombox – Bring back the Star Wars Craze
If you are old enough to remember the first three Star Wars movies when they were released in theaters, then you probably remember boom boxes. Now, two of the coolest things ever: Star Wars and boomboxes becomes one with this AT-BT Boombox. Inspired by the fearsome AT-AT walkers from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi¸ the AT-BT has four speakers with AUX 3.5 mm input and 20-watt output on AC, 5 on DC. It also has Bluetooth connectivity, LED lighting and a rechargeable lithium battery that can last for up to 6 to 8 hours at a time; $500
Star Wars Limited Edition iPhone 5 Cases
Since most of us have our phones in hand almost 24/7, the Star Wars-obsessed can dress up an iPhone 5 with a limited edition Star Wars-themed case and get their geek on. Get the fuzzy Chewbacca look, the gold-plated elegance of C-3PO and more;
Star Wars: The Old Republic Gaming Keyboard
Razer pays homage to the Force with its Star Wars-themed gaming keyboard. There are keys with Jedi knights and light sabers and other cool stuff from Star Wars. However, this is a very advanced keyboard. It has a multi-touch LCD track panel for gameplay, backlit illumination, and protection against keyboard ghosting—which is when keystroke commands are not executed because the keyboard can’t process the gamer’s input fast enough. Razer makes a Star Wars mouse and gamer headset, too; 9
Darth Vader USB
This USB Lord Vader stands three inches high and offers 8GB of storage. It’s ideal for quickly saving and storing multimedia files such as video, pictures and music; $20
Han Solo Mini Fridge
See Han’s grimacing face frozen in carbonite every time you get a snack from the fridge. This mini fridge is a replica of Han Solo’s frozen form in The Empire Strikes Back. It’s a dorm-room sized fridge that can hold 18 standard-sized beverage cans; $149.99
Star Wars Millennium Falcon Computer
Star Wars geeks typically like computers. This Millennium Falcon toy has been painstakingly transformed into a full-fledged computer. Available on Etsy, its specs include an Intel Core i5 3570K processor, 8GB of RAM, a 240GB SSD drive, and a PowerColor HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 low-profile video card; $1400
Inflatable Remote Control R2-D2
This R2-D2 is remote-controlled and robust enough for the outdoors. It’s lightweight, can spin 360-degrees and, like a bop toy, bounces back upright when knocked down—proving how tough little R2 is; $44.99
HP Star Wars Special Edition Notebook–15-an050nr
The HP laptop has a battle-worn look and is embossed with images of the Galactic Empire. It features Windows 10 Home edition, has an Intel iCore i5 processor, 6GB of RAM, and a 15-inch anti-glare LED; $679.99
Star Wars Xbox One Controllers
GameStop has some amazing Star-Wars themed controllers for the Xbox One console. One is a Darth Vader controller (pictured) with an image of the Lord of Sith that's decked out in ominous black and red colors. GameSpot also has an adorable R2-D2-themed controller; $39.99
Sphero BB-8 Droid
Movie-goers are destined to fall in love with the roly-poly BB-8 droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Amazon UK is selling a BB-8 droid (which can be shipped to the United States). It can transform video into holograms, is controlled with a smartphone, and is interactive. Little BB-8 is responsive; $223.29 USD
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what are some good ideas to make my boyfriend a homemade gift for his birthday?
You could create a picture frame out of stuff special to both of you and put a picture of you or a picture of you and him in it.