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9 of the Best Tech Tools and Toys for Aspiring Jedis

Get ready.

Empire Falls

With tonight’s release of Rogue One, we enter year two of The Force being forced down everyone’s throats. Thankfully the days of Jar Jar Binks are long behind us – the latest Star Wars installment is getting rave reviews.

Check out nine of the best tech, toys, and apps for the aspiring Jedi.

Star Wars Spoiler Blocker

star wars spoiler blocker

If you didn’t manage to score tickets to a midnight screening, have no fear. The Star Wars Spoiler Blocker Chrome extension will blur a page if any ill-timed revelations are detected.

Star Wars Studio FX

Star Wars Studio FX

Finally, you can turn all those action figures into movie stars. The free Star Wars Studio FX app for Android and iOS allows you to overlay special effects on video of your otherwise inert Millennium Falcon toy to create your own battle sequence.

Star Wars Intro Creator

Star Wars Intro Creator

“A long time ago, etc. etc.” Think you can do better? This handy Star Wars Intro Creator lets you use the text of your choice to recreate the iconic scrolling intro and then export the video.

Star Wars Intro

Starwarsintro.css

Or perhaps you want something a little more front-end friendly for your intro. Starwarsintro.css is for you. The open-source CSS library will embed the scroll onto your page.

Uber Goes Rogue (Again)

uber star wars

Unfortunately, this one might fall into the “over-promise and under-deliver” dilemma. Uber partnered with Disney to replace in-app vehicle images with starships.

Force Your Growth

Force Your Growth

In perhaps the strangest Star Wars tie-in we’ve seen, digital marketing agency Litebox has published an e-book called Force Your Growth, which uses Jedi principles to explain how to growth hack your startup.

Star Wars Battle Quads

Star Wars Battle Quad drones

The four Star Wars Battle Quad drones from Propel fly up to 35 miles-per-hour and can engage in laser battles with other models. Unfortunately the toys have not been released just yet – they have a promised fall/winter 2016 launch date.

Star Wars API

Star Wars API

“The world’s first quantified and programmatically-accessible data source for all the data from the Star Wars canon universe,” the Star Wars API is perfect for data hackers in need of a distraction.

Death Star Waffle Maker

Death Star Waffle Maker

And maybe it’s not new tech per se, but we’re in love with this Death Star Waffle Maker, the perfect gift for anyone who wants to add some whipped cream to the space station of doom.

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