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Japan continues to excel in making adorable things that you really don’t need but, somehow, desperately want. The newest contenders are these adorable Pikachu futons for your smartphone.

These little Pokemon beds come in those vending machine gashapon capsules and there are five designs, one of which is a mystery surprise.

Check out more pics below.

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The 12 Days of Deadpool countdown continues with Deadpool emoji. Happy Deadpool, sad Deadpool, Deadpool in a dress, it’s all here right down to the chimichanga.

It’s the only emoji you need.

Click here for Apple devices or here for Google Play.

Check out the entire lineup below.

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star wars vr

If you’re a Verizon customer and a Star Wars fan, you can swing out to select stores (while supplies last) and pick up a free Star Wars-themed Google Cardboard VR viewer as part of their #WhyNotWednesday promotion.

The viewers can be used in conjunction with the “Jakku Spy” content that’s available through the official Star Wars app, which is designed to give fans a taste of what it’s like to be a spy for the Resistance. It will be the first of nine virtual reality missions that will be released leading up to the premiere of The Force Awakens.

Verizon sent us some sample viewers, and while not functionally different than a standard Google Cardboard viewer, they are pretty cool collector’s items. Plus, if you haven’t tried one out before, you’ll really dig the VR experience that apps like Star Wars and Google Street View can provide.

Check out a promotional video below to see how the viewers work.

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So you’re stuck in traffic, and you fantasize about having a superlaser attached to your car. We’ve all been there. Of course, there’s not much you can lawfully do in this scenario but wait.

The good news is that you can derive some kind of satisfaction out of this ordeal with the Death Star USB Car Charger:

When you plug in this Star Wars Death Star USB Car Charger, Grand Moff Tarkin will instruct you that “You may fire when ready,” and you’ll hear the superlaser let loose. The green LEDs flash with the firing noise, and before you know it, your anger is an asteroid belt, floating away.

Product Page ($29.99)

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It’s a Starcraft Protoss Pylon USB Charger! Need to charge more than two things? Sorry, you’ll need to construct additional pylons.

This Starcraft II Protoss Pylon Desktop Power Station is both a light and a charger. It gives you access to the great psionic energy matrix emanating from Aiur, but, in case you can’t tap into that, it also has an AC Adapter. Its 2 USB ports can power all your devices that charge via USB (provided you have the correct cable – it ships with one micro-USB cable). Note: We do not recommend you overcharge and rush with these. The power cable ain’t long enough.

Product Page ($39.99)

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Tap into the power of the Death Star with this USB wall charger. It has two ports and lights up!

Q: But will it blow up my phone?

A: Maybe?

Product Page ($29.99)

nokia nickel

We’ve seen a lot of objects take on the dreaded red hot ball of nickel, but today is the day. Oh yes. Today is the day you finally get to see what happens when that red hot ball of nickel is placed on the “indestructible” Nokia 3310.

Find out if all the memes have it right after the break…

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smartphone hologram

With a few household items and this instructional video, you can make any smartphone into a hologram projector. All you need to do is cut four trapezoid shapes from an old CD case (if you can find one!), tape the edges together, and place on top of your smartphone while a hologram specific video is playing. The images literally pop into 3D mode in the center of the plastic viewer.

So put down those boring old apps and check out this awesome DIY project after the break. 

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It turns out R2-D2’s domed head makes a fantastic Bluetooth speaker. Not only does his head function as a speaker, but he even lights up and can take calls. Features include:

-Pairs with Bluetooth®-enabled devices
-On/off button on the front conserves battery
-Plays movie sound clips when the device is switched on, when pairing is completed, and when turned off
-Speaker allows for hands-free calls or playing music
-Wireless Range: 32 ft.
-Batteries: Internal rechargeable battery
-Recharges via micro-USB cable (included)
-Dimensions: 4″ diameter

It’s the perfect way to listen to the Star Wars soundtrack over and over to get ready for Episode VI.

See Also: Darth Vader And Stormtrooper USB Car Chargers

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Star Trek fans, the future is now. The Wand Company has announced their Star Trek Original Series Bluetooth Handset.

Designed using 3D scans of the Alpha Hero Prop (described as “the most accurate replica ever made”), this is the first fully functional wireless communicator. Just use Bluetooth to pair it with your cellphone.

Here are a few more details:

-Constructed from pressed metal, die cast metal, machined aluminum and textured ABS to replicate the original hero prop
-Magnetic stand, with metal base and multi-colour LED charge status illumination
-Built-in lithium polymer battery with wireless charging, just place on stand to automatically charge the power cell
-High quality molded polyurethane foam-lined transit case
-High quality speaker, great for hands-free calls and even playing music streaming from any bluetooth enabled audio player
-High quality MEMS microphone for crystal clear call quality
-Wide range of authentic sound effects and conversation fragments from the Star Trek Universe

In other words, it’s as close to the real thing as you’re gonna get. Shipping is slated for January 2016.

Get a closer look after the break.

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