R2-D2 speakers for moderate 'Star Wars' freaks

It's the perfect compromise without overdoing your nerdiness.

Taito

Sure, we like R2-D2 as much as the next geeks, but only up to a point. A projector that runs $2,500 seems a bit excessive, for instance, and even the $350 Webcam is steep in our book. At the same time, we can do better than just a lame Mimobot.

The perfect compromise may be a pair of R2-D2 computer speakers like the cheeky duo shown in the photos here from Japan's Taito. But did they have to come up with a design that forces their decapitation to reveal the speakers? (We couldn't help but think of the final scene from Kill Bill.)

Anyway, standing at 4.72 inches tall (with head intact), the $40 speakers are just the right size to display your allegience to The Force without reeking of date repellant. But even though Technabob says they're expected to ship in December, we don't recommend them as a holiday gift for the romance in your life.

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