With Star Wars: The Force Awakens up for release in December this year, there are a lot of people that are looking for retro Star Wars tech left over from an age gone past. You know, the quirky merchandise that spawned as soon as the first movie was a cultural phenomenon. Well, most of that stuff are collector’s items and should, of course, not be used. However, I might just have something that could make you the coolest geek on the block. It is the ultra new smartphone Star Wars Lightsaber Battery Charger, made available by Brando.
This particular Lightsaber Battery Charger is a replica of Darth Vader’s Lightsaber, and when put on a table it looks as impressive as the real thing, if there ever was one. It’s a USB charger that uses a Lithium-ion battery and can hold up to 2800 mAh of juice for when your smartphone turns to the dark side.
So how big is it? Well, as the saying suggests, size is not supposed to matter, but in this case it actually does, for the realism and geekiness of the gadget itself. The Lightsaber Battery Charger measures 16.0 x 4.2 x 3.1 cm and is compatible with iPhone, Android & Window Mobile Phones. Sure, it is not the real of a “real” Lightsaber, but it is not that far off. In order to replicate that great feeling of turning off and on the Lightsaber itself, there is a button that you press to start or stop the charging.
At the business end of the lightsaber battery charger, there are four red LEDs that will turn on when you are charging your mobile device. One of the LEDs will flicker while you are charging the actual Lightsaber itself. However, when you are charging your devices all LEDs are constantly turned on.
How much can we expect this Lightsaber Battery Charger to cost then? Well, it is already available, and you can get your very own for just $ 48.00 over at Brando. It is a pretty reasonable price for a gadget that will allow you to wield the power of a real Jedi fighter. Sure, you might have to convert to the dark side, but that is probably just a preference that we should be able to overlook, don’t you think?