Movie-goers are destined to fall in love with the roly-poly BB-8 droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Amazon UK is selling a BB-8 droid (which can be shipped to the United States). It can transform video into holograms, is controlled with a smartphone, and is interactive. Little BB-8 is responsive; $223.29 USD
Samara Lynn is a technology journalist, covering the industry for a decade. Her work appears in The Wirecutter, Tom's Hardware, PC Mag, and other online outlets. She's the author of "Windows Server 2012: Up and Running" and previously worked in the IT industry. She's currently the digital manager at Black Enterprise.