So I tried out using one of the fancy new R2D2 mailbox’s from the USPS. First of all these things don’t move any more than regular mailboxes so if you’re thinking you’re going to whistle & shout ‘Hey R2 come here I’ve some letters to mail.’ before catching the bus – you’re out of luck. Second these mailboxes suffer from the same usability defects of regular mailboxes – you drop in your mail and you don’t really know for sure if it’s in there. You’d think an R2 mailbox would beep or have light or retractable IO port or something would happen so you could know for sure that your letter or post card isn’t stuck in the mail door. Third it’s not any cheaper to use these mailboxes. If the USPS is advertising the 30th anniversary of Star Wars then I’d hope these mailboxes would be cheaper than the regular ones. Fourth based on my testing the mail isn’t any faster when sent from an R2 mailbox, but they are fun to have your picture taken with.