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Hobbyist Patrick Priebe has created a terrifyingly awesome laser watch that will burn through objects from afar
The Apple Watch is already obsolete and it isn't even in the shops yet.
The reason is simple – it doesn't contain a laser that can actually burn stuff.
If that's what you're looking for in a smartwatch, forget about Apple and look towards the work of hobbyist Patrick Priebe.
He's knocked together what he describes as the "Bond-inspired laser watch" and it might well consign the Apple Watch to the bin of history.
That's because this isn't just some laser pointer that has been encased into a box and had a wrist strap attached to it.
No – the 1,500-milliwatt laser in this thing is powerful enough to pop a balloon or even light a candle.
Because the laser is so powerful, the battery on the watch will only last between 5 and 10 minutes. But that’s 5 minutes of awesome laser arson.
Which has got to be better than being able to read your emails or check stock reports on a tiny screen. Sorry, Apple.
So far, Patrick's watch is a limited edition of one, which he says took around 40 hours to make.
He reckons that he’d charge at least $300 (about £190) if he was to make any more.
All you'd need would be a wallpaper pasting table and some strong duct tape and you've got yourself a James Bond torture scene. Although we do not condone such behaviour. Mwah, ha, ha!
Priebe makes a habit of creating awesome-but-terrifying weapons. In September he showcased a homemade Iron Man glove that fires real rockets.
He's also made a Spiderman 'web shooter' and DIY Wolverine claws.
His YouTube channel is well worth browsing for more.