When R2-D2 isn't busy serving drinks on sand barges, repairing faulty hyperdrives and hanging out with prissy protocol droids, he likes nothing better than kicking back on the nearest bedside table and beaming the time on to walls and ceilings. It's true. And it's the reason why geeky gizmo makers have created the R2-D2 Projection Alarm Clock.
Standing 6.5" tall, this fully-licensed version of the greatest droid in the galaxy projects the time and date in bright red digits on to walls and ceilings at the touch of a button. He even beeps as he's doing it. It's ideal for mornings when you're still squinting from last night's Death Star explosion or you've got a hangover from Hoth. You can also adjust Artoo's 'legs' to set the angle of projection - a real bonus if you can't be bothered moving your head first thing.
Adjustable Droid legs
You needn't worry about being late to pick up your power converters at Toshi Station because Artoo's alarm is a 60 second barrage of highly realistic bleeps and chirrups. It's just like waking up in the Star Wars galaxy minus the wooden acting and clunky dialogue.
Of course even Artoo can't do anything about stupidly bright rooms, so there's also an LCD clock on his dumpy dustbin of a mid-section. And speaking of body-mounted bits and bobs, a mode button allows you to toggle between time, date, alarm and seconds - handy if you fancy timing how long it takes to hum the Imperial March before nodding off.
Small and cute
Whether you're a Star Wars fan, a collector of quirky clocks, an out and out geek, or all of the above, the R2-D2 Projection Alarm Clock is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face every time you hear it bleep. R2-D2, it is you, it is you! So hurry up and hit the Buy button before our entire supply gets abducted by Jawas. To quote the Emperor himself: 'You want this, don't you!'
LCD screen and easy to use buttons
Not suitable for children under 3
2x AAA batteries - included
1x G13 button cell battery - included
Plays R2-D2 sounds
Projects time, date or seconds depending upon mode selected
The clock will project the time when alarm sounds, or when demo button is pressed
I bought this for my boyfriend for his birthday, he loved it. Although, an option to have the clock projecting all time could be a good idea. Very cute little thing. Emily, S.Wales - 1st November 2011
Great Idea, but one vital flaw: you cannot see the time in the middle of the night without waking everyone else in the house up with R2D2 beeping noises - this needs sorting. Emma, East Yorkshire - 11th January 2011
This is quite cool. The projection of the clock is very clear and works well in any dim/dark room. I had it showing on my far wall and it was clear enough to see. During the day its easy enough to read the mini LCD display. The only way to get the projection of the time to show is by pressing the projection button on and off or on and it will auto turn off in about 15 seconds. Only trouble is while the time is being projected R2 is making lots of noise, so if its the middle of the night and you want to know the time you cant project the time without waking up the rest of the house. Other then that, its a great product. Mehul, Nottingham - 29th December 2008