Do I look Good In This R2D2 Sweater? Really?

That's exactly what you will ask your buddies if you order this custom Star Wars themed sweater featuring a R2D2 droid knitted exterior. I'm no Star Wars fanboy and I find this to be one of the most amazing looking sweaters of all time. It takes some mad skillz to create such a masterpiece, about 4-6 weeks to be exact. And that's after you cough up $450 for one of these custom made sweaters made from smooth merino wool that won't make you go on an itching frenzy. You can order one for yourself over at Etsy.

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Star Wars Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle Announced, Droid Awesomness

Star Wars fanboys rejoice! Your dreams of owning a Star Wars themed Xbox 360 are now a reality thanks to Microsoft releasing a new Xbox 360 with Kinect bundle in a cool Star Wars Droid theme staring a Storm Trooper-like white and black Kinect sensor bar, a shiny golden C-3PO themed controller and last but certainly not least, the 320GB Xbox 360 itself in the R2-D2 themed color scheme complete with cute R2-D2 sound effects. Microsoft has officially announced this Star Wars Kinect bundle at Comic Con today, where else? The bundle will be available in November, and you'll be able to pre-order yours starting today at retailers for a cool $449. Hit up the source link for more photos plus a video.

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ClamCase's Limited Edition The Trooper iPad & iPad 2 Keyboard Case

Remember ClamCase? The guys who transformed the iPad into a full fledged portable laptop have now released a new limited edition ClamCase for the iPad and iPad 2 called The Trooper. This Star Wars Storm Trooper inspired full chiclet-style Bluetooth keyboard, protective case and funtional stand is one beautiful piece of high-gloss white epicness of a keyboard case a Star Wars fan always wished for. How much you ask? The Trooper limited edition keyboard case for the iPad and iPad 2 will set you back just $149 and it will be available to order this summer. May the 4th be with you.

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Droid R2-D2 Edition Goes Hands-On

While this might appeal to the Star Wars fanboys across the universe, I too think it's better looking the your typical Motorola Droid phone. Engadget has posted a gallery with their first hands-on with the new Droid R2-D2 here.

Not only will you're Droid look like an R2-D2 bot but it's got a full custom Star Wars themed user interface to complete your fantasy. It would be very cool to have custom Star Wars themed sounds as well, you would just have to wait for the review to find out.

Source Engadget

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The Droid 2 Becomes Official... Finally


The Droid is arguably the phone that put Android on the map, and the sequel to the best-selling Android phone is here, as the Droid 2. The Droid 2 is going to come shipped with Android 2.2, the first device to do so. Aside from Froyo, the Droid 2 has a 3.7" WVGA capacitive touchscreen, 8GB of internal storage, (with support of up to 32Gb on a MicroSD card) a 1GHz TI OMAP processor and 512MB of RAM. There is a also a 3G hotspot option, but like other Verizon phones, you will have to pay $20 a month for this privilege. The Droid 2 also comes pre-installed with Swype, one of the best ways for text-imput on Android Devices.

The Droid 2 is going to be available on presale tomorrow August 11th for $199.99, with a R2-D2 Star Wars special edition coming next month.

Press Release:

See What DROID™ Does Next: DROID 2 by Motorola Pre-Sale Starts August 11 at 

Built on Android 2.2 with Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, DROID 2 Comes Equipped with More Power, More Speed and an Improved QWERTY Keyboard 

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation's largest and most reliable wireless 3G network, and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a pioneer in the mobile industry, today announced that DROID™ 2 by Motorola will be available for pre-sale on August 11. Hitting all the right keys, DROID 2 is a feature-packed device that helps manage work and social life with an enhanced QWERTY keyboard, ultra high-speed Web browsing, 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities, full push corporate e-mail, intuitive social messaging and Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 for access to the full web – all built on Android 2.2. 

"When we announced DROID X last month, we reaffirmed our commitment to continue to bring unique Android experiences to the Verizon Wireless network," said Jeffrey Dietel, vice president – wireless device, marketing and development for Verizon Wireless. "The DROID by Motorola was our first Android device, so it is important for us to include the successor to that phone in our portfolio. DROID 2 is not only a continuation of our commitment to Android but offers customers the features and form-factor they crave on the Verizon Wireless network." 

"With the new DROID 2, we've taken a big leap forward from the original DROID," said Bill Ogle, chief marketing officer of Motorola Mobile Devices and Home Business. "We listened to consumers and are providing an even more robust experience built on Android 2.2 that includes a new keyboard, increased processing power, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 and 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities to send, access and share information even quicker than before." 

DROID 2's super-slim design helps customers e-mail, text and tweet with ease. DROID 2 offers a redesigned symmetrical keyboard with raised keys for more responsive typing to push out notes and status updates. Speech-to-text input and the virtual multi-touch keyboard allow for quick messaging; or customers can also use Swype for even easier text input. In addition, full push corporate e-mail delivers enhanced features such as remote wipe and password enforcement so that information remains secure. 

DROID 2 packs power and speed. Customers can enjoy the freedom of wireless with the 3G Mobile HotSpot and the ability to connect up to five compatible Wi-Fi® devices, and watch content on the full multi-touch 3.7-inch brilliant display, or share content captured on the 5-megapixel camera with enhanced functionality and DVD-quality video capture with DLNA connectivity to share on compatible devices. 

Customers can also download favorite apps from Android Market™, which has more than 70,000 applications, and store them on 8 GB of preloaded on-board memory and the 8 GB microSD™ card, which can be upgraded to a 32 GB SD card for a total cargo capacity of 40 GB. Popular apps available on DROID 2 include NFL Mobile (downloadable), Skype mobile™ and BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® presented by V CAST Video. Customers can even manage their wireless accounts or their contacts from their phones with My Verizon and with Backup Assistant(SM). 

"It's great to see amazing new smartphones like the DROID 2 come pre-installed with Flash Player 10.1," said David Wadhwani, senior vice president and general manager, Creative and Interactive Solution Business Unit at Adobe. "With the completely redesigned and hardware accelerated Flash Player 10.1, DROID 2 users will be able to experience the full Web on the go." 

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 lets mobile users experience millions of websites the way they were meant to be seen – with rich Internet applications (RIAs), content inside the browser, including games, animations, data presentations and visualizations, e-commerce, music, video, audio and more. 

R2-D2 DROID 2 

In honor of the iconic Astromech Droid from the Star Wars™ Saga, Verizon Wireless will offer a limited-edition R2-D2 version of the DROID 2, available only online in September. The special version of the phone will feature exclusive Star Wars content and external hardware designed to look like the trusty Droid from the film saga. Visitors to the upcoming Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando, Fla., can see a preview of the limited edition phone and sign up to receive alerts when the phone is ready for sale. 

Pricing and Availability 

DROID 2 by Motorola will be available at on August 11, and it will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning August 12 for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. In addition to subscribing to a Nationwide Talk plan or a Nationwide Talk & Text plan, customers will also need to subscribe to an Email and Web for Smartphone plan. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 monthly access. Email and Web for Smartphone plans start at $29.99 for unlimited monthly access. 

Customers can add the optional 3G Mobile HotSpot service to their DROID 2 smartphones for $20 per month. The 3G Mobile HotSpot allows customers to turn their phones into a wireless modem for up to five compatible Wi-Fi® devices. In addition, current Verizon Wireless customers who have contracts ending by December 31, 2010, can upgrade to any smartphone, including DROID 2, without penalty.

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