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The technology behind the Star Wars MP3 player is hardly light years ahead, but the unit’s kitsch value alone means it’s sure to excite some of the film’s fanatics.

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The Star Wars MP3 player: impressive, most impressive?

Sadly, the player’s major drawback is that it only has a 512MB internal memory and there’s no mention of an SD memory card slot for extending that capacity.

Online retailer Forbidden Planet claims the half-a-gigabyte is enough capacity to store 240 songs in WMA format or 120 songs as MP3s - enough, we'd say, for the six movies' soundtrack albums. But such a small selection of songs won’t keep any galaxy hopping music junkies entertained for very long.

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Many Bothans died to bring you this MP3 player

Thankfully, an integrated radio is the one saving grace. Although quite what the reception for Radio 5 Live is like on Tatooine or Naboo is anyone’s guess.

A small LCD display’s built into the player’s front. The MP3 unit doesn’t run on The Force, but rather a pair of supplied rechargeable batteries. A USB cable’s also thrown in for transferring tracks onto and off of the player.

The Star Wars MP3 player will be available online later this month for £40 (€50/$80).

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