Here are a some Star Wars must have gifts and gadgets for kids, Moms and Dads – Droid Kits, Levitating Wireless Bluetooth Speakers, USB Chargers and more. Get a collection to create your own Star Wars gift basket! There are a lot of knock-offs and imitations for Star Wars merchandise, so we are careful to only provide reviews of officially licensed products. This means they are safe, well-made and support the original creators.
Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit – $99.00
Ms. Ayah Bdeir, the Founder and CEO of littleBits Electronics, describes their Star Wars Droid inventor kit as “Simple. Playful. Powerful.” littleBits spent months brainstorming with Disney and Lucasfilm to develop this fascinating kit for children. The goal was to get all kids, especially girls, involved in STEM/STEAM. Since everyone loves Star Wars, the idea of this was a no-brainer. Each inventor gets to customize and personalize their Droid, making it a unique experience for each child. Included in the box are stickers to place on the Droid, and ideas for incorporating common household items. The Droid can be assembled, take apart and re-assembled again, letting the kids be creative engineers time and again.
An app, available on both iOS and Android, allows for control and driving of your Droid. There are in-app controllers including a joystick, sliders, and tilt mode. For emerging Jedi, with just the wave of a hand, kids can guide their Droid like they’re using the Force. The Droid has some self-awareness as well – it can detect obstacles in front of it and change course like it has a mind of its own.
Get started channeling your inner intergalactic engineer and create your own Droid from the Star Wars film. Recommended for up to ages 6 to 12.
TTPM Toy Reviews has a great 3m video on this fun Droid:
The littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit is available through Amazon for $99 – Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit
Explore your creativity with the First Order Stormtrooper Smartwatch. This durable smartwatch can take pictures and videos and includes Star War-themed photo effects. Padawans will love using the motion sensor to trigger Lightsaber, droid, and space ship sound effects. Challenge your skills with three mini activities that include blasting asteroids, escaping Stormtroopers and racing with Bb-8. The watch helps teach kids how to tell time by letting them choose among 30 Star Wars-themed digital and analog clock faces. A voice recorder provides voice-changing effects so your child can sound like robot, change the pitch of their voice or slow it down. In addition to the alarm, timer and stopwatch, the smartwatch also includes a calendar feature and a calculator so your young Jedi can work out simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems. Kids aged 3 to 7 will love exploring the galaxy with their First Order Stormtrooper Smartwatch. Available in 4 colors – Stormtrooper, Bb-8, Royal Blue and Purple.
Get it now from Amazon for $48.49 – VTech Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Smartwatch
Your own private Death Star floats on a gravity defying magnetic field. It will slowly rotate, delivering 360 degrees of uncompromising sound quality for five hours on a single charge. This Bluetooth speaker has good overall quality, with nice representation of bass notes and vocals. With 5-Watts of output, its great for your office, bedroom or small entertaining space.
Star Wars Death Star Bluetooth Speaker – $36.95
This Bluetooth speaker lights up when playing, and has great sound quality. Perfect for the home office or bedroom.
Star Wars Bluetooth Speaker – The Force Awakens Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon – $43.47
If the Death Star isn’t your style, the Millennium Falcon will also create great sonic vibrations for your place. Bonus feature is the blue thrusters lighting up when it’s on. Sadly, no option for jumping to hyperdrive.
Deathstar USB Charger – $14.95
There’s an easier and safer way to tap into the power of the Dark Side with this Star Wars Death Star USB Wall Charger. It has 2 standard USB ports, each capable of up to 2.1A. The green LED lights up when it’s plugged in.
R2-D2 USB Wall Charger – $23.95
If you aren’t drawn to the dark side, then get powered by a Droid! This R2-D2 charger provides you 2 USB ports – one 2.1A and one 1.0A. Like the Death Star, the Droid lights up when plugged in.
Don’t forget to stock up on extra charging cables: read our recommendations for Best Micro USB Cables or just go with these inexpensive options:
A 3-pack with one each of a nylon braided 3ft, 6ft and 10ft :
Spearl 3Pcs Micro USB Cable (3ft, 6ft, 10ft) ($3.99 – as part of the Amazon Add On program).
Or either of these two 6-pack of cables:
Covery 6 Pack Micro USB Cable (3x1ft, 3x4ft) ($7.99 – as part of the Amazon Add On program).
Covery 6 Pack Micro USB Cable (2x1ft, 3x4ft, 1x6ft) ($9.99 – as part of the Amazon Add On program).
LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper Figurine Alarm Clock ($18.95)
This iconic LEGO mini-figure alarm clock is 9.5 inches tall with moveable arms and legs.The digital LCD display has a snooze and backlight function, which are activated by pushing down on the mini-figures head. It comes with 2x AAA batteries, so you are ready to go out of the box. If the Stormtrooper isn’t your favorite, you can get Darth Vader, Boba Fett or Yoda. There is even an R2-D2 Droid which projects the time onto a wall – now how cool is that!