Cool Stuff: BB-8 USB Car Charger Makes A Great Co-Pilot

Since we're on our phones so much each and everyday, it's only practical and convenient to have some sort of USB charger in your car to keep your phone juiced up on those long road trips with your favorite allies. But wouldn't it be great if that car charger was also your favorite new droid from the Star Wars universe?

ThinkGeek is here to serve both your desires with a BB-8 car charger that will fit adorably in your car's cupholder and charges a couple of USB devices. However, don't count on getting a look at that map to Luke Skywalker.

Here's the BB-8 car charger, exclusively available at ThinkGeek:

Here's the official product description:

When you're stuck in the Goazon Badlands, it's best to keep all your devices charged. You never know when the sand's going to threaten to eat you up, and you'll need to consult Google Maps for the closest source of water.

Fortunately, you've got the Star Wars BB-8 USB Car Charger by your side. This little BB-8 unit fits right into the droid socket in your T-70 X-wing. And, in case your X-wing is in the shop, it also fits in a standard cupholder and plugs into your 12V vehicle power adapter (cigarette lighter). The head rotates and makes sound, but more importantly, it comes with 2 2.1A USB charging ports, which will get your devices back to normal in no time. It looks like it might have been rolling across the sands of Jakku before it made it to you, so be sure to get that map into the right hands.

Sadly, this BB-8 won't be able to give you a fiery thumbs up when your driving skills are at their best. It's has a bit of a salty pricetag at $39.99 for a car charger, but that's a small price to pay to have your nerdy friends say, "Hey, that's cool," after they ask if they can charge your phone in your car.