Lenovo’s Star Wars app and special edition merchandise set foot in PH

Lenovo Philippines has formally announced the imminent arrival of the Star Wars special edition Yoga 920 laptop and Lenovo Mirage augmented reality (AR) bundle in City of Dreams, Parañaque City.

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Star Wars: Jedi Challenges

Lenovo and Disney’s “Jedi Challenges” is an augmented reality app that lets users play Star Wars games through a smartphone-powered Lenovo Mirage AR headset, which includes a Tracking Beacon and Lightsaber controller.

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The product is compatible with both Android phones and iPhones.

“With Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, Lenovo and Disney are bringing Star Wars to fans in ways they could previously only imagine,” said Jeff Meredith, senior vice president and general manager of Lenovo Consumer PCs and Smart Devices.

“Augmented Reality has always been an important part of Star Wars, and it’s exciting to bring these key moments to life by marrying Lenovo technology with Disney’s storytelling.”

Users shall download the “Star WarsJedi Challenges” app onto their phone and slide the handset into the Lenovo Mirage AR headset. The Tacking Beacon should be placed on the floor to act as a stable base for the headset’s sensors and detect the user’s movement during gameplay.

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Equipped with two built-in fish-eye sensors, the headset allows free and natural motion for the player to move around as they duel opponents or direct their forces and pieces across the battlefield.

The headset also comes with a Lightsaber controller modeled after the one wielded by Anakin Skywalker, Luke Skywalker, and Rey. It acts as a controller and pointer allowing players to navigate the user interface.

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Jedi Challenges will introduce the Archivist, an all-new Star Wars character, who will teach players the “ways of the Force.” Throughout the challenges, users will train to perfect their lightsaber skills for a duel against Kylo Ren and Darth Vader.

In addition, users can also play Holochess – one of the most iconic features from the film – by directing their holographic alien pieces across the board to wrestle for territory and control.

“We believe augmented reality will usher in a new era of storytelling and play an important role in the experiences we create for our fans,” said Kyle Laughlin, senior vice president for games and interactive experiences at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media.

“With Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, we’re bringing together the latest technology and one of the most recognized franchises in the galaxy to fulfill the wishes of anyone who’s ever wanted to wield a lightsaber or take on the empire forces on the battlefield.”

“Star WarsJedi Challenges” set is priced at P14,999 and is now up for pre-order at select Toy Kingdom branches. It will hit the stores by December.

Star Wars Special Edition Lenovo Yoga 920

The Taiwanese company also presented its limited edition Star Wars-themed Yoga 920.

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Coming in two versions with Gorilla Glass front panel, the Star Wars Special Edition Yoga 920 will be available in white version featuring an etched logo of the Rebel Alliance, while the black version embodies the emblem of the Galactic Empire.

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The Yoga 920 series is sports an all-metal unibody design weighing just 1.37kg and 4K display. It is run by 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB memory, and 512GB of storage. These laptops are pre-installed with Windows 10 OS and Cortana – a voice-activated intelligent assistant – to recognize voice commands from up to four meters away.

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There are twin Thunderbolt 3 technology ports on the side and an integrated fingerprint reader for instant biometric authentication. Users can transform the Yoga 920 into four modes: laptop mode, stand mode, tablet mode, and tent mode, and get a help from the Lenovo Active Pen 2, which enables pen-on-paper precision with 4,096 levels of pen sensitivity.

“As a proud pioneer of the 2-in-1 convertible laptop, we are excited to introduce the latest member of our award-winning Yoga Family series to customers and Star Wars fans in the Philippines in time for Christmas,” said Michael Ngan, Lenovo Philippines country general manager.

“Our Star Wars Special Edition Yoga 920, which comes with a personalized design and immersive experience, is a testament of Lenovo’s vision in customer centricity. This ultimate device will be a wonderful fit for those who want to stand out from the crowd, yet also value productivity and flexibility.”

Price for the Star Wars Special Edition Yoga 920 starts at P139,995, and is now available for pre-order at SM Appliance Center branches in SM North Edsa, SM Mall of Asia, SM Makati, and SM Megamall. It will be in stores by December with only less than 100 units to be sold in the Philippines.

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