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R2D2 Bluetooth Speaker

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Well, we’re as excited as the next guy to see Star Wars merchandise flooding the Internet, but it is sort of getting to the point where you wonder what item will not be turned into Artoo or Threepio. But hey, this little Star Wars R2-D2 Bluetooth Speakerphone is sort of cute, and decently priced.

Plug this Star Wars R2-D2 Bluetooth Speakerphone into a USB port, and it’ll charge up. When it’s charged, either pair the speaker with your Bluetooth-enabled phone or plug your audio device into Artoo’s standard 3.5mm audio jack. Artoo will light up, literally, including the familiar indicator light and some new funky blue “underdome” lighting he’s had installed. Since he’s Bluetooth, you can even make calls on him when you have your phone paired up. But his raison d’etre is to play music for you. The first song we played through our Star Wars R2-D2 Bluetooth Speakerphone was the Cantina Song. It was also the second. And the third. And the… okay, we’ve got it on loop.

Product Specifications
Star Wars R2-D2 Bluetooth Speakerphone
– Officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise
– A ThinkGeek creation & exclusive
– Pairs with Bluetooth®-enabled devices
– On/off button on the front conserves battery
– Plays movie sound clips when the device is switched on, when pairing is completed, and when turned off
– Speaker allows for hands-free calls or playing music
– Wireless Range: 32 ft.
– Batteries: Internal rechargeable battery
– Recharges via micro-USB cable (included)
– Dimensions: 4″ diameter

It’s a fun and useful little tribute to the world’s most beloved franchise, and it’s only $50 at Thinkgeek.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ LikeCool ]

Deal Of The Day: 28% Off On Bluetooth Shower Speaker

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The time you spend in the shower could be significantly enhanced if only you could spend it while listening to some music. The Bluetooth Shower Speaker helps you do that with ease.

This rechargeable bluetooth shower speaker is water-resistant with a suction that allows you to secure it to your shower wall and listen to tunes or make hands-free calls.

– 10 meter wireless connection range
– Showerproof casing with IPx4 rating
– Built-in rechargeable battery – cable included
– Built-in microphone for hands-free calls

It’s an easy way to brighten up your shower, and better yet, it’s really inexpensive at $34.99, down from $49.

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Deal Of The Day: 50% Off On VOXOA Waterproof Bluetooth Earbuds

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One more rep, five more minutes on the treadmill, one more song. Sometimes, all you need is a little motivation to make the most of your workout, and as some folks can attest, music can do just that. It goes without saying that your gym bag isn’t complete without a good pair of earbuds. If you’re in the market for a pair, then these VOXOA Waterproof Bluetooth Earbuds are worth checking out.

You can get up to 6 hours of listening pleasure on a single charge and make or take calls with outside noise reduction technology  The built-in controller lets you switch between songs easily, and you don’t have to worry about getting it wet (or drenching it in sweat) because its waterproof.

You can get the VOXOA Waterproof Bluetooth Earbuds at half its retail price at $64.99.

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Deal Of The Day: Last Chance For 50% Off On Sound Kick Bluetooth Speaker

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This particular item, the Sound Kick Bluetooth Speaker, was quite a hit when we first showed it to you. Well, the deal is ending soon, so if you want to save 50% off retail, now’s your chance.

Sound Kick trumps the competition with its robust sound, compact size, and sleek design—all at a great price point. The go-to travel speaker for Bluetooth audio aficionados, the Sound Kick grants you 7 hours of non-stop full sound on each charge.

The Best $100 Bluetooth Speaker, Gizmodo

Overall Best of Show CES winner, iLounge

– Enjoy up to 7 hours of playtime with the built-in rechargeable battery
– Stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth
– Control the volume & playback functions directly from the speaker
– Quickly connect to any device w/ a simple line-in option that works with a standard headphone jack
– Enhance your playlist w/ full sound, natural bass response, vocal clarity & UQ3™ spatial enhancement
– Charge your mobile devices w/ the USB power port even while Sound Kick is running on battery power

Normally you’d have to pay $100 for it, but it’s just $50 for the next little while.

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Deal of The Day: 72% Off On Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds

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Guys, that’s a hefty rebate right there. The Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds are down from $109, to $29. For that low price, you get a solid set of wireless earbuds with tons of features:

The Bluetooth Cloud Buds offer a truly hands-free listening experience, so you’ll never miss a beat. With up to 30-feet of crystal-clear Bluetooth connectivity, you can hit the treadmill to your favorite jams, or take a call while prepping dinner—and best of all, kiss tangled wires goodbye.

– Lightweight, wireless construction
– Noise-canceling outer shell
– Convenient built-in microphone and remote
– Optional ear hooks to secure on your ears
– Multiple sizes of gelled ear buds & caps for max comfort

Great for jogging, so the cord doesn’t whip you as you run. Or, well… we don’t have to sell you on the benefits of not having a cord. So don’t wait, $29 is pretty darn cheap!

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New DeWalt Batteries Are Connected, Feature Enhanced Security

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If you’re a foreman, or project manager, part of your job just got a little easier. DeWalt will be releasing “a new line of Bluetooth rechargeable batteries that can be connected to a smartphone app for checking their charge status—or remotely disabling them.” They come in 2.0Amp and 4.0Amp versions, and all pair with an iOS or Android device for easy management. Managers can keep track of specific inventory at a job site, charge levels on each battery, and can disable individual ones or all of them in one go. You can set things so that you receive a notification if a battery is taken out of range, and it can also be auto-disabled if that happens. It’s even possible to lend tools for a specified amount of time, after which the battery will be disabled to force the tool’s return.

When you’re on a job site, you have tons of things to take care of and keep track. Every little bit helps, and these batteries from Dewalt should be well received. It’s $99 and $139 for each, which seems like a lot until you end up preventing a theft or two, then they pay for themselves.

[ Press Release ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

WristBoom Is A Bluetooth Speaker You Wear On Your Wrist

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So… this exists. It’s a Bluetooth speaker, and it sits on your wrist. You can either stream music to it, or take calls. But you can’t make any because there’s only one button, and all it does is turn the device on and off, and accept incoming calls. It’s big. It’s bulky. And you’d be right in asking who in their right mind would ever want one. But Chris Davies from Slashgear makes a good point: what about grandmothers? We like to evaluate products from our own standpoints where a big, bulky boombox-on-a-wrist is stupid, but for someone with limited mobility, for whom the phone that’s ringing in the adjacent room is probably too long a trek to bother with, well, it makes a little more sense. Considering it’s $20, and probably easier to use than a pair of scissors, the WristBoom seems like just the kind of thing you’d get for someone like grandma. That’s of course if it ever does see the light of day, which seems unlikely considering their crowdfunding campaign appears dead in the water for now. Still, there are 10 days left, and you never know what can happen in that span of time.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ SlashGear ]

Iron Man Mark XLIII 1/1th Scale Bluetooth Speaker (Limited Edition)

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You’re looking at a Bluetooth speaker that’s shaped like Iron Man’s head. Or more like his mask. It streams music through Bluetooth, but also can connect to a USB flash drive or a 3.5mm audio jack. It has two 40mm 3W midrange drivers and an 82mm 15W woofer, which should be enough to get decent sound out of it. It won’t do anything to quell people’s strange looks as they notice you with a decapitated Iron Man, but that shouldn’t deter you. And much like the floating Iron Man suit we wrote about in January, it’s pretty expensive at $449. But hey, it does look legitimately kind of cool so if money’s no object, know it’ll ship around the end of May.

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Got An Apple Watch? Starwood Hotels Opens Its Doors To You

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Well, more specifically, you’ll be able to open your hotel room door simply by walking up to it with your Apple Watch, after you’ve checked in, remotely. The Bluetooth functionality will be used to unlock the door from a distance, making your keyless entry seamless and effortless. Better yet, you’ll be able to bypass going to the front desk altogether, and skip any long lines that may be present. Note that this functionality is only extended to those who are members of the group’s SPG rewards program.

“After registering for SPG Keyless, the Apple Watch will automatically send guests their room number and will function as their hotel room key at any SPG Keyless enabled Starwood hotel allowing guests to bypass the front desk (where available).”

Not all of the group’s hotels will support the feature right off the bat, but the company is hoping to roll out the feature to over 30,000 of its hotel rooms soon.

While we can’t say we’re overly bullish on the Apple Watch, the truth of the matter is that many people will get one, so you might as well find out what sorts of things you’ll now be able to do with it, other than count the number of steps you take in one day.

[ Press Release ] VIA [ UberGizmo ]