Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/25/r2d2_watch/

Star Wars watch-maker calls time on R2-D2

The watch with a mini R2-D2 robot

By James Sherwood

Posted in Hardware, 25th September 2008 16:02 GMT

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.

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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).