WickedLasers Unveils "Lightsaber"

Tagged: laser, Computer Hardware
Source: Daily Tech - Read the full article
Posted: 6 years 18 weeks ago

It goes without saying that this product is not safe for children

With recent advances in lasers, many have fantasized about creating "real life lightsabers". Many military commanders have fantasized about creating portable blasters along the lines of those portrayed in fictional workers like Star Trek and Star Wars. The Spyder III Pro Arctic laser from WickedLasers can be seen perhaps as the culmination of those efforts and perhaps the first consumer laser weapon.

The laser is built with a diode from Casio's new mercury-free Green Slim projectors which ironically have a somewhat blue tint. The laser is rated at 1 watt of power and retails for a mere $200 USD.

And here's the best (or worst) part -- it can set people (or things) on fire. Apparently the laser is so high powered that shining it on fleshy parts will cause them to burst into flames. Of course it's equally capable of blinding people. The retailer warns:

Warning: Extremely dangerous is an understatement to the power of 1W of laser power. It will blind permanently and instantly and set fire quickly to skin and other body parts, use with extreme caution and only when using the included eye protection. Customers will be required to completely read and agree to our Class IV Laser Hazard Acknowledgment Form.

If you're willing to "sign the form", WickedLasers warns you "With greater power comes the need for greater responsibility." (We can't make this stuff up, really!)

The laser comes in sleek packaging that looks, unsurprisingly like a lightsaber. Hopefully its users follow the path of the light side. The last thing we need is a bunch of Sith running around.

The price of $200 is quite commendable, considering it's 20 times as powerful as the company's previous best model, "Sonar", while a mere tenth of the cost ("Sonar" sells for $2,000 -- we imagine it will be discontinued as it seems most customers will flock to the Spyder III). The product even comes with a free pair of safety glasses, so you don't accidentally blind yourself.

Obviously it goes without saying that this is not a product to leave around kids. Don't say we didn't warn you.




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but can it cut cheese that is the question


doesnt anyone see the need to be registered with this purchase?

get robbed by a man with a laser, just to be set on fire and blinded too? That would definately cause reason for this product not to be sold.

Andreas Hofer
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The lasers used in projectors are also class IV and yes they will blind you when staring at them for some time but they are as powerful as 20W+ and won't kill you. With 1W or less you could cause a lot of harm with the right optics and focus, however it would take a lot more than 1W to cool that thing down unless it only has to fire one shot and will be thrown away afterwards. Looks to me like an expensive gadget that will make some light.

If you want a light saber just for show, buy a laser pointer, attach a silver radio antenna to it (the ones you can extend) and at the top mount a round piece of material that will suck in the light so it will look like a real light saber. Or you could, like we did as children, buy some 60+ inches long light bulbs in various colors and make sure you buy the ones that have both ends on one side. Now get a few batteries from those diving torches or motorcycles (the really big ones @12V) and connect them to the bulb also notice that you will need to buy DC light bulbs. Just don't hit each other because the glass will easily break but at night they totally look like the real thing.

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The force is strong with this one..  ZAP!@#$ FIRE! MY EYES! surprise

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A sword that can blind people AND set them on fire? Seems like a total noob weapon to me, waaaay OP.


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This is exactly what I need ;)

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so let's say someone is gonna whack me with a samurai sword or a machete, would that shit be able to stop it?