November 2, 2015
In one month and 16 days exactly, the new Star Wars movie will finally be released. If you listen really hard, you can hear fans all over the world getting antsy about making sure they get good seats for the midnight showing on the horizon. Even our own managing editor has seen the movie trailer, and he doesn’t even like Star Wars (I know, it’s crazy).
To help keep us all calm as we wait, because the struggle is very real, there’s been loads of awesome new Star Wars stuff flooding the market. Take Sphero for instance: they made that super cool, app-driven BB-8 droid from the trailer.
Well, today I found out that the Japanese divison of Haier, Aqua, has made an R2D2 droid that also moves around. No, you don’t use your smartphone to drive it, and it’s much bigger than Sphero’s BB-8. Aqua’s R2D2 is actually a refrigerator.
Because it’s just that awesome, Aqua also made a legitimate trailer for the product that should start shipping in December. Aside from being a mini fridge, which I personally don’t have a problem with, the only real downside to the R2D2 refrigerator is that it’s going to really break the bank. Current pre-order prices are around $8,000 – that’s a price tag we rarely, if ever, see on the majority of tech startups building hardware devices.
Still, it’s probably one of the most fun things I’ve seen in a while and I definitely want one. After you watch this trailer you’re going to have a hard time not wanting one too:
Image Credit: Aqua’s trailer
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