Star Wars R2-D2 fridge projector announced for January launch
To celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Haier has announced the launch of a remote-controlled R2-D2 replica, featuring a projector and mini fridge, at the CES technology show in Las Vegas in January 2016.

This unique life-size projector robot stands at over 1 metre tall and is capable of travelling at up to 1Km/h to deliver drinks to thirsty Star Wars fans. Additionally, this faithful sofa-side companion is capable of producing images with a resolution of 720p, so users can enjoy their favourite space franchise beside their own beer-wielding robot.

Priced at around £5,500, this robot's detailed exterior and authentic noises will make any film fan feel like a Star Wars favourite is whizzing around their very own home.

For those Star Wars fanatics seeking a projector that is more focused on enhancing their home cinema experience than delivering an aesthetically pleasing outer shell, the Sony VPL-VW320ES offers true 4K resolution and a 200,000:1 contrast ratio for only £5,850.00.

Despite the lack of R2-D2 charm, this top Sony projector is ideal for those seeking the ultimate in home cinema technology, which can enhance viewing and transport users to another galaxy from the comfort of their sofa.

Unlike Haier's remote-controlled robot, the VPL-VW320ES is compact and portable, weighing just 14kg and fitting neatly into any home theatre or living room. The projector also boasts a lamp with 6,000 hours of operation, ensuring fewer interruptions and reduced maintenance costs.

Even ageing films can be enhanced with the help of the projector's Reality Creation technology, which upscales DVD movies, full HD Blu-ray films and 3D images to 4K quality. In fact, Sony's Super Resolution processing system will ensure that film fans can fully experience each and every movie within the ever-growing Star Wars franchise.

(Image: Dirk Vorderstraße)