Haier Debuts Life-Size, Rolling R2-D2 Fridge at CES
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope for a cold beer.
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Listen up, you bunch of scruffy-looking nerf herders. If you're like us and you have a craving for all things Star Wars after your latest (though probably not your last) trip to see The Force Awakens, there's an exciting announcement coming ahead of CES 2016.
Haier, a Chinese electronics and appliance maker, will showcase its new 1:1-scale R2-D2 Moving Refrigerator at next week's consumer tech extravaganza. A surprisingly detailed replica, this R2 unit boasts movie-accurate light and sound effects, and even comes with a built-in projector that can stream content from your Android device. (Sadly, it isn't compatible with iPhones or iPads.)
The refrigerator itself has an internal capacity of approximately six liters, which Haier says should be enough space to fit about six cans of your drink of choice—blue milk, anyone?
Each R2-D2 fridge will be made to order, and will come with a serial number and certificate of authenticity, making it the perfect collector's item for any serious Star Wars ultra-fan.
Now I just have to convince our team of appliance experts to get a unit in for testing, so we can finally have our own R2 for the office.