Beam me up! Amazon gets its Star Wars on for May the 4th Force Day

Echo Dot accessories arrive for Nerd Christmas

Amazon gets its Star Wars on for May 4th
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It's May the fourth today and, for nerds, that means it's Christmas.

And what do nerds love the most? Star Wars, that's what. And Amazon has the perfect May the Fourth Be In You gift this year: some Yoda ears for your Echo Dot (or, indeed, Echo Dot with Clock).

The press release states that they are actually Grogu from The Mandalorian-inspired ears but I've seen one of the Star Wars movies (the one with Dark Vader in it) and I think I know my Yodas from my Grogus.

These Yoda ears don't actually help your Echo Dot's Alexa microphone to hear better nor do they add any Force (that's not listed in the specs, at least), but they do - according to other news stories covering the launch - look 'cute' and, by all accounts, are a 'must have' if you like The Star Wars.

The ears, made by Otterbox Den Series, are available to pre-order now and will begin shipping on 10 June.

As well as the Spock ears, you can also ask your Echo smart speaker a load of Star Wars related things now. What a time to be alive, eh?

Things such as:

  • “Alexa, talk like Chewbacca”
  • “Alexa, talk like Darth Vader”
  • “Alexa, talk like Jabba the Hut”
  • “Alexa, talk like R2-D2”
  • “Alexa, use the Force”
  • “Alexa, may the Force be with you”
  • “Alexa, May the fourth be with you”
  • “Alexa, talk like C-3PO”
  • “Alexa, aren't you a little short for a storm trooper”
  • “Alexa, talk like Luke Skywalker”
  • “Alexa, these aren't the droids you're looking for”
  • “Alexa, talk like Jar Jar Binks”
  • “Alexa, give me a Star Wars quote”
  • “Alexa, that's no moon”
  • “Alexa, admiral, it's a trap”
  • “Alexa, talk like Princess Leia”
  • “Alexa, talk like Yoda”
  • “Alexa, talk like Han Solo”
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