Posted by B. on November 21, 2018 at 05:44 PM CST
The original and affordable home automation - now available as the Darth Vader Clapper! Turn on or off your appliance (such as a lamp) by clapping your hands! Hear Darth Vader speak "The Force is Strong with this one". Clap twice again and hear Darth Vader speak "You underestimate the power of the dark side".

"Clap On! Clap Off! The Clapper!" Collectors of a certain age will remember the television ads for The Clapper and its catchy slogan. For those unaware, The Clapper is a sound-activated electrical switch, sold by California based Joseph Enterprises, Inc., a company which also produces the Chia Pet. While it's a gadget of yesteryear, The Clapper is still in production, and now it comes in a format much more suited to your Star Wars collection. The Clapper has been re-imagined in the shape of Darth Vader's iconic helmet, and now includes sound clips of the dark lord himself.

Our sample worked perfectly, and as advertised. It took just a moment to determine the correct volume and timing of the claps required to activate it, and then we were in command of a very specific force-like power. You can pretend that Lord Vader is at your mercy and must carry out your small appliance wishes. Our sample was also reviewed by a 7-year-old, and the look of pure joy on her face when she was able to activate Darth Vader with the proper claps was extremely fun to see.

The Darth Vader Clapper is available in retro-style "heritage" packaging, as seen in our sample, as well as modern black packaging. The listed retail price is $29.99. More information can be found at


  • Clap activated

  • Clap twice (to turn on) hear Darth Vader speak "The Force is Strong with this one"

  • Clap twice again (to turn off) and hear Darth Vader speak "You underestimate the power of the dark side".

  • WIRELESS WALL SWITCH: Simplify your life with the easy to use smart home wall switch. No more fumbling through the darkness looking for your light switch. Each package contains 1 Clapper switch

  • SOUND ACTIVATION: Lights On! Lights Off! Control your kitchen and bedroom lighting with the simple clap of your hands. Now thatís easy

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