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You can now use the Force (Band) to control your home like a Jedi

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Forget which ever droid it was you were looking for, it’s time to harness your inner Jedi and use the force to control your home.

OK, stop walking around, arm raised with that pained look on your face. You might not possess the force, but with the Force Band-supporting BB-8 Sphero toy you can wirelessly control a whole lot more than the rolling gadget.

Combining the motion-sensing wearable with a number of specially designed IFTTT (if this then that) mods, you can now feel like the master of a number of connected gadgets whilst also fitting in with the Rebel Alliance.

Letting you use a number of dedicated gestures around certain connected gadgets, you can use push and pull gestures to do everything from changing the colour of your Phillips Hue lights, playing the Imperial March tune, and making phone calls, to adding the Cantina Band to playlists, muting music and even posting messages to Slack.

What’s more, as it works with the IFTTT platform, you can create your own triggers.

Want to turn up the heating with a push or set your connected coffee machine going with a pull? You got it.

Keen to control your home with some Star Wars-styled skills? The BB-8 Sphere with accompanying Force Band can be snapped up for as little as £159.99.

WATCH: Sphero Forceband hands-on

What connected device would you want to control with the force? Let us know in the comments.

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