Warner Bros aims to make your Harry Potter dreams come true with its new wand

What is happening

Warner Bros. announced the release of four new Harry Potter wands that are motion-activated and work with smart home devices and apps to let you cast spells.

why is it important

Harry Potter is still a hugely popular franchise, and many fans would love the chance to duel with their friends using an LED wand.

And after

Pre-orders begin October 20 for Harry Potter fan club members and October 21 for everyone else. The Magic Caster Wand costs $149.99 in the US and £149 in the UK.

I think we can all agree that the Harry Potter franchise is pretty big. With over 500 million books sold worldwide, six films, a play, countless video games and an endless sea of ​​toys, Harry Potter is as well-known as any literary character in history.

Today, Warner Bros. announced a new collectible; one that aims to bring the magic of spellcasting to the forefront. Called the Magic Caster Wand, this new motion-activated device lights up when you cycle through spell moves and uses an app to show you the results. The app is not only available for your phone and tablet, but will connect to Google’s Apple TV, Fire TV and Android TV to provide an interactive experience as you swipe and flick your way to magical success.

The wand can even connect to some smart home devices like your Hue or LIFX bulbs to let you turn them on by casting spells. You can cast Lumos Maximus to turn them on, and I’m sure Nox will turn them off. Warner Bros. says more devices will be available over time.

Four LED light strips in different shapes

Magic world

There are four distinct forms to choose from called Heroic, Defiant, Honorable, and Loyal, although Heroic is only available if you are a member of the Harry Potter fan club. In fact, you even have the option to pre-order early if you’re also a fan club member – October 20 instead of October 21 – so it might be worth signing up if you want to snag a special edition wand.

The Heroic is a limited run of just 1,000 first-come, first-served, so you’ll need to be ready by 11:00 a.m. EST (4:00 p.m. BST) to have a chance to grab one. If you’re happy to opt for one of the other three – I like the look of the Defiant myself – then you can wait 24 hours after to get yourself one.

All four wands will be available for $149.99 in the US and £149 in the UK (excluding Northern Ireland) and are expected to ship in December. Warner Bros. said expansion into other territories is expected and will be announced over time.

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