R2-D2 Wireless Webcam with Skype Phone

R2-D2 Wireless Webcam

Coincides with the 30th anniversary of the first Star Wars film comes this cool Artoo replica webcam. An included lightsaber-shaped remote control functions both as a Skype phone handset, and a way to take the little droid on a tour.

R2-D2 Wireless Webcam

A sensor on R2’s front leg detects the edge of a table and automatically stops the droid from proceeding while signaling an audible warning.

Here’s a short video demonstration of the droid in action:

The Wi-Fi capabilities on this 628 x 528 pixel web camera allows you to control R2-D2’s movements and access the web camera from a laptop or a PC anywhere in the world.

The web camera takes digital photos and snap shots, and it has voice record, zoom, and tilt functions. R2-D2 says 11 different phrases and astromech droid sounds from the original Star Wars soundtrack. Web camera requires six AA batteries. 8″ H x 51/2″ W x 51/4″ D.

The R2-D2 Webcam is available at Hammacher Schlemmer for $349.95.

R2-D2 Wireless Webcam

(Via technabob)

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Robert Birming

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6 Responses to “R2-D2 Wireless Webcam with Skype Phone”

  1. Pretty cool, but just a touch on the pricey side for me.

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