Toshiba and Star Wars have partnered up for a 24-inch TV to help you become “a tangible part of the movie magic”.
There’s no shortage of Star Wars-themed tech. Just last year we all wanted Star Wars Battle Drones for Christmas and before that the BB-8 Sphero. To cash in on this year’s impending The Last Jedi release, Toshiba is releasing a Star Wars inspired TV that looks like something that might have been released alongside the prequel trilogy, rather than something from 2017.
In an age when bezels are getting thinner and thinner, just take a look at the size of these. In fairness, Toshiba needed a larger canvas upon which to plaster its X-Wings, which supposedly “sweep you up in a rush of Star Wars excitement”. Further harking back more to Revenge of the Sith than The Force Awakens, this TV is merely HD Ready, rather than Full HD.
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Whenever you switch the TV on, the Star Wars logo is emblazoned across your screens, not letting you forget that you bought a Star Wars inspired TV. The reminders are unrelenting if you dare turn off your marathon Star Wars viewing, too:
“Every time the TV is switched off, it closes with a climactic scene of familiar Star Wars sights and sounds, featuring the appearance of a First Order stormtrooper to the accompanying tell-tale low humming sound of a lightsaber.”
The Star Wars inspired TV does at least have built-in Wi-Fi and access to Toshiba’s Smart Portal and Opera TV store, so you can expect smart TV functionality and streaming. There’s Toshiba Screenshare for connecting an Android device to get your content on the big(ish) screen.
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“A collector’s item, the TV comes in a Star Wars themed box, enabling viewers to revel in the movie experience – even before they open the packaging. Immortalizing a galaxy of heroes, the TV box feature a whole host of much-loved characters.”
Toshiba has revealed that the Star Wars inspired TV will retail at €219 and be available in Q4 2017, no doubt in time for The Last Jedi.
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