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Six of the best Star Wars Gadgets keep you smiling

These devices based on the hit franchise will keep you from heading to the dark side. By Polly Weeks.

Chop chop!

Star Wars Light-Up Chop Sabers, £15.99, from

Use the force to eat your evening meal, with these themed chopsticks. Powered by watch batteries (included) they light up at the click of a button.

They're not just a fun novelty though; they're fully functioning, lightweight and easy to grip. Available in three colours, Darth Vader (red), Yoda (green) and Luke Skywalker (blue), you can reuse them, but you'll want to hand wash them rather than stick them in the dishwasher.

Your cup of Tea

Star Wars Mug with Sound, £11.95, from

Love drinking tea? Love Star Wars? This is the gadget for you.

The decent-sized mug comes not only with Star Wars characters wrapped around it, but will also play sound effects when you take a sip.

There are six sounds - including the swish of a lightsaber and Chewbacca's roar.

Just make sure you've got a chocolate bar right next to you to go alongside your hot drink, otherwise you'll be craving a Galaxy (that's) far, far away ...

Lap it up

HP 15.6" Special Edition Star Wars Laptop with Windows 10 6GB RAM & 1TB HDD, £529, from

Given the price tag, this is one for serious Star Wars fans. The special edition HP laptop not only comes with a design inspired by the film franchise - including a rather dashing red backlit keyboard - but with a collection of rare Star Wars content pre-loaded on it. There's original trilogy storyboards, wallpapers and screen savers too. Aside from that, this is a powerful laptop. There's a 1TB hard drive and 6GB RAM so it will run smoothly even if you've lots of programmes running together. It's also powered by an Intel Core i5-6200U processor which will keep things running quickly.

Roll on

Sphero BB-8 Droid, currently £103.99, from

Released to coincide with last year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens release, this gadget has proved incredibly popular.

The palm-sized droid with a magnetic head spins, turns and speeds off while making all the noises and expressions of the well-loved film character. You control it via your smartphone/tablet and it connects via Bluetooth.

The app allows you to operate the little fellow by voice commands and you can create holographic videos with it, too.

Light mood

Death Star Mood Light, £19.95, from

If your computer is situated on the dark side of the room (sorry), brighten it up with this USB-powered mood light.

An exact replica of the 1977 Death Star, the battleship comes to life when you lightly press the surface.

It gives off a strong white glow creating a peaceful environment in your room - well, as relaxing as a light inspired by a Galactic Empire weapon can be.

Take Control

Star Wars RC Inflatable R2-D2, £13.99, from

At two-foot tall, this is one of the larger radio-controlled toys you'll come across; it's also one of the more exciting ones, too.

Inflate the droid, then attach the R/C unit to R2-D2's base, then it's just a case of using the controller to send R2-D2 on his way. Not only does he go backwards and forwards but he spins 360 degrees and makes four noises as he goes.

When you've finished playing you can of course deflate the Star Wars legend, making it an easy-to-store toy.

Top 10 Iphone Apps

1 Facetune by Lightricks Ltd

2The Official DVSA Theory Test Kit for Car Drivers by TSO

37 Minute Workout Challenge by Fitness Guide Inc

4 Minecraft: Pocket Edition by Mojan

5 Heads Up! by Warner Bros

6Plague Inc by Ndemic Creation

7 Theory Test for Car Drivers UK - Driving Test Success by Focus Multimedia

8 P MONOPOLY Game by Electronic Art

9 Football Manager Mobile 2016 by SEG

10 Enlight by Lightricks Ltd

App of the week

Great Lightsabre

Free, App Store

Turn your phone into a lightsaber with this popular app. Create the perfect Star Wars accessory to match your personality by choosing a colour, theme, hilt and sound.

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