Mimoco’s Star Wars Mimobot USB Flash drives got plenty of attention a year ago or so and now they’ve extended the series with Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Boba Fett. The Chewie and Stormtrooper models still rule in my Mimobot world though.
The Mimobots comes in three different models; 1GB for $49.95, 2GB for $69.95 and 4GB for $109.95. The new models will start shipping in January/February.
Mimoco: Star Wars Mimobots
Amazon.com: Mimoco Mimobots (from $69.95)
This motorized replica of R2-D2 stands 15" tall (about 38cm), responds to 40 different voice commands (like “Turn around!” and “Move forward!”) while being able to navigate rooms and hallways. It’s equipped with an infra-red sensor so he can play games like tag and find you, follow you around or just act as a guard and let you know whenever someone enters the room.
Besides being able to replay sounds from the Star Wars movies and answer yes/no questions it features a rotating top and distinct moods, just like the original. If he goes sad you just need to say “R2, behave yourself” to make him snap right out if it. Hopefully.
Hammacher-Schlemmer: Voice-Activated R2-D2 ($119.95)