Star Wars watch-maker calls time on R2-D2
The watch with a mini R2-D2 robot
The Star Wars R2-D2 gadget craze shows no signs of slowing, because the latest... ahem... technical wonder inspired by the somewhat camp robot is a watch-cum-robotic toy.
The R2-D2 Whizzwatch tells the time and kills it
Attached to the R2-D2 Whizzwatch is a miniature R2-D2 that’s controlled remotely by the watch. The timepiece talks to R2-D2 over infra-red and has buttons for moving it forwards and backwards.
Although we can’t confirm if George Lucas wears a Whizzwatch himself, he’s sure to want one when he finds out that the watch can also switch between 12 and 24 hour modes of time display.
Weedle-beep-beep-frrt, says R2.
The R2-D2 Whizzwatch is available now online from Firebox. It’s priced at £20 ($37/€25).
"can also switch between 12 and 24 hour modes of time display."
How exactly can it display it though. The LCD looks like it can only display the number 1 as the first digit. There doesn't appear to be any space for the elements required for the number 2!
Remote contolled death star for me
What a shit looking watch. It must have taken special care and attention to get it to look so retro-crap.
Btw, C-3PO was the camp one. R2D2 was definitely not.