With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker coming out on December 20th, you’re bound to see a lot of products that tie into the upcoming movie, but few will probably be as unique as these Coca-Cola bottles. They feature main characters Rey and Kylo Ren, with lightsabers that light up anytime you touch the labels.
If you’re wondering what kind of space magic allows a bottle to light up, the answer is organic light-emitting diodes (OLED). Yes, the same technology that likely powers the display on your phone or high-end TV — and inspired Engadget’s favorite K-pop song — is at work here to allow Rey and Kylo Ren’s lightsabers to come alive.
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