Every year, May the 4th is a pretty big deal to us Warsies. What… Trekkies have a nickname right? What’s wrong with ours? Okay, so it’s not an official nickname, with many fans proclaiming to just call them a ‘Star Wars fan’, but it has a ring to it.
Every year, myself included, fans alike celebrate May 4th as some kind of Star Wars holiday. No idea why, and I can’t believe that it’s just a play on ‘May the force be with you.’ We wanted to introduce some of the newer fans to some pretty cool tech on the market related to the world’s most famous movie universe.
There’s not one Star Wars fan that doesn’t know about Ultrasabers. They’re beautifully hand crafted saber hilts, from movie replicas to full custom designs with a clear tube that acts as the blade. They glow, make swooshy noises, and look absolutely badass. They’re made from metal, are pretty pricey, but are well worth the investment if you’re wanting to display it in your home, or battle your friends. That choice is yours. You can find more info from the Ultrasabers website.
Stormtrooper Helmet Speaker from The Foundary
This next one is hella cool. It’s a Stormtrooper helmet, with a speaker built in. Big enough to look like a mini replica, and the ability to play music just makes playing Duel Of The Fates while flying around your bedroom that much more epic. You can check it out for yourself on the Foundry’s website.
Boba Fett Mimobot Flash Drive
Available in 8GB all the way through to 64GB, the Boba Fett flash drive is such a cool little device to carry around with you. There’s even a Lando Calrission and a Stormtrooper variation available and all come as either USB 2.0 or 3.0 connections depending on the size of the memory sticks inside. Find out more from the Mimobot website.
Propel Battle Drones
Drones have grown in popularity over the last couple of years, and Propel has only taken that to the next level. Introducing Battle Drones, in the style of Star Wars vehicles. They are currently selling a speeder, X-Wing and Tie-Fighter, but I can see the roster growing quickly. Battle drones give pilots the ability to simulate air combat with eachother. Each drone is hand made, hand painted and sealed in a personalised box that plays Star Wars music. Check them out and get yours today on the Propel website.
Star Wars Titles on Steam
If physical gadgets aren’t your thing, then why not kick back, relax, and spend your May 4th playing some of the most popular Star Wars games in the universe. The Steam catalogue have some amazing titles, ranging from the modern Lego titles to the old skool X-Wing Vs Tie Fighter series. You can find all of the games online on the Steam website.