Ok, Ok... This R2-D2 can only display 2D videos. It doesn't allow users to display 3D projections of Princess Leia yet. But I am sure that technology will be getting there soon... ;)
This R2-D2 (by Nikko Home Electronics) can project 2 meters of any digital materials. It lets you:
- play DVDs and CDs using its own integrated player
- connect external devices through video and audio ports (analog and digital)
- project photos and videos directly from memory cards, USB-flashdrives and with the internal iPod dock
- listen to stereo and surround sound through its integrated 20W speakers
Nikko Home Electronics also has another product: R2-D2 Skype Web Cam.
Personally, I am more interested in the DVD projector than this web cam.
R2-D2 Web Cam is Skype enabled, has an integrated webcam and is fully motorized and wireless so that it can be remote controlled. The lightsaber is both a Skype USB phone and a remote control of R2-D2. With the special, bundled computer program, it's possible to connect with R2-D2 from a second computer, wherever you are in the world! This program's interface let's you truly remote control and move R2-D2 around, save photos or movies of the webcam's footage anywhere in the world!
What's the price?
The R2-D2 DVD Projector will be selling for US $2500 and the R2-D2 Skype Web Cam will be selling for US $350. They will be available in June/August 2007.
Video of R2-D2 DVD Projector
Video of R2-D2 Web Cam
Nikko Home Electronics