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The Spyder III Is a Handheld Laser Weapon

You already know WickedLasers as the lunatics behind some of the most powerful consumer laser technology on the market (we have even been known to give their lasers away from time to time), but they may have crossed the line from laser pointer to lightsaber with their new Spyder III.

The warning should put things into perspective:

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.

Apparently Wicked Lasers is using the diodes in Casio’s new mercury-free Green Slim projectors to create a 1 Watt powerhouse that is 2000 times brighter than their $2000 Sonar product—and it only costs a fraction of the price at $200. This thing could do some serious, serious damage and shouldn’t be wielded by anyone not trained as a Jedi.

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