After a long post-prequel slumber, Star Wars is finally alive again, thanks to its acquisition by Disney. The Mickey Mouse company has lined up years’ worth of films set long ago in a galaxy far, far away, and fans can’t wait for the sci-fi magic to begin.
In short, there’s never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan. In honor of May 4 (as in “May the fourth be with you”), we thought we’d take a look at Star Wars gear that’s not only awesome but also practical enough to use every day. Star Wars fans are going to love this.
1. Darth Vader Toaster
I believe it was Aristotle who said that no one should have to settle for boring toast. Even if he didn’t say that, I think we can all agree that an awesome toaster makes your mornings brighter.
Instead of waking up and using a regular old stainless steel cube, wouldn’t you rather load your bread into Darth Vader’s helmet? Of course you would. Even better, this unique item emblazons the Star Wars logo on one side of your toast. Your guests will love it. Buy this amazing kitchen appliance here.
2. Yoda Yoga Pants
Yoda’s a spiritual guru, so he’s more in tune with the forces of nature (and the Force) than most 900 year olds. So when you’re at your yoga class, relaxing, stretching, and reaching for inner peace, why not outfit yourself in pants that feature everyone’s favorite tiny Jedi master? Not only do Yoda Yoga pants look great, but they also give you instant sci-fi cred. Be sure to buy a pair before your next yoga class.
3. R2-D2 USB Car Charger
If you spend much time behind the wheel, then you probably know how valuable it is to be able to plug in your phone to get some extra juice out of the battery. Anyone can plug their phone into a standard USB adapter, but it takes a special Star Wars fan to plug it into an R2 unit.
This R2-D2 car charger acts just like the lovable sidekick droid, with a rotating head, a light-up eye, and beeps and squeals to greet you when you turn on your car. He comes with two USB ports that pump out enough power to charge two tablets at once. Order your R2-D2 car charger here.
4. X-Wing Knife Block
Knife blocks come in all shapes and sizes, but most of them are designed to go unnoticed on your countertop. Not this one. This stylish silver knife block is shaped like the ship Luke Skywalker uses to blow up the Death Star. It also comes with five high-quality kitchen knives and has individual protection sheaths integrated into the design. And thanks to the weighted base, you never have to worry about it tipping over. It looks great and helps you chop up whatever you’re cooking for dinner. What more could you want? Buy the X-Wing Knife Block here and start slicing.
5. Chewbacca Messenger Bag
For students, travelers, or anyone who heads to a coffee shop to get some work done, a messenger bag is a must-have accessory. If you’re a Star Wars fan who fits that description, you might as well do it in style with this Chewbacca Messenger Bag.
It’s made of caramel-color faux leather that looks fantastic, with sturdy brass buckles and the famous Chewbacca strap print on the bandolier. It’s big enough to house your accessories and a tablet or netbook, but it’s small enough that it won’t drag you down. Grab one here and go out there in style.