Product Review: Star Wars R2-D2 Shower Head by Oxygenics *UPDATED*

Product Review: Star Wars R2-D2 Shower Head by Oxygenics *UPDATED*


If there’s one thing I appreciate after my vigorous morning walk, it’s a refreshing shower! I’m sure plenty of you know that feeling. There’s nothing like it in the world! Now, just imagine that you could combine your love for Star Wars with your love for cleanliness and good hygiene. That’s where the all-new, fully licensed Star Wars shower heads from Oxygenics come into play! Seriously, you can shower with your choice of R2-D2 or Darth Vader. Isn’t our fandom fun?

I was graciously given the opportunity to test the fixed Artoo shower head and to share my impressions.

First of all, the packaging is outstanding! It features the likeness of Kylo Ren, as we’ve seen on all the new products relating to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It is also very easy to unbox. One snip of a scissors to get the shower head off the package backing and you’re good to go. It’s also simple to install — no tools needed, just your hands. Phew! I’ll use tools if necessary, but it’s always nice to have a product that makes it easy on me.

The shower head comes with a strip of plumbers tape and an instruction booklet that couldn’t be easier to follow. Again, good for me since I’m not the handiest tool in the toolbox.

Once installed, you’re ready for fun! First off — It’s so cute! I’m not a morning person, but I find it hard not to smile when I glance up at Artoo. Second — There are three settings: Oxygenics, Widestream, and Oxygenics Widestream. Switching between the settings is as simple as rotating Artoo slightly. Finally — Thanks to an Oxygenics engine that acts as a turbine, the water droplets are infused with oxygen, making them bigger and more powerful while decreasing your overall water usage. That means lower water bills.

Okay, so how does it work in a real-world setting? Wonderfully! I’m pretty picky about my shower experiences, but I was genuinely pleased with how this product performed. I tried all three settings, and while they are powerful, I never felt like I was being pounded on. I’ve had shower heads that actually hurt while using certain pressure settings. Each setting in this case was soothing, like a relaxing massage. It’s also a solid, well-contructed piece. Sometimes novelty items, while fun, can lack in quality. That’s not the case here.

No one will be able to call you Rebel Scum after you’re showered with R2-D2! I highly recommend this product.

Below are images from my Artoo test run, followed by official images from Oxygenics:

R2-D2 Fixed Shower Head (Suggested retail $24.99)

Also available: Darth Vader Handheld Shower Head (Suggested retail $29.99)

*UPDATE* Links for purchase are now live:

You can find both shower heads at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Thank you to Oxygenics for providing the R2-D2 shower head for review.

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