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the link to the youtube videos is showing the "Spyder III" which is quite different from the ARCTIC Spyder III.
the ones on youtube are 100mw. the arctic is 10 times that.
i already ordered mine
Originally posted by David_Reale
... I'm still one of those anti-hero sci-fi types who prefer to rely on good ol fashioned lead bullets. So when the badguy fires his laser pistol at me, I always bring out my good ol' trusted six-shooter. No laser can best a good ol' fashioned lead overdose.
Originally posted by Awolscout
reply to post by CX
The answer why is because it's awesome.
I already heard about this and I would love to order one, it's incredible development and a great toy to play with, in fact it's a very narrow beam and they're having issues spreading the laser to a full blade size sadly.
That said this is no different than a gun is it? It can cause harm and shouldn't be played around with. So the question is if you have a problem with this, then do you also have an issue with weapons or other tools?
Originally posted by airspoon
reply to post by CX
I don't see the problem with these things. From that news report, we don't even know the range of these things to gauge its possible danger. Regardless, how cool is that? I'm not even a Star Wars fan, yet I find this laser to be extraordinarily cool.
I happen to be of the school that if everyone was armed, or at least the majority of people, crime would go down, drastically. I wonder if they ship to the US.
It's stupid to give cancer to someone trying to defend yourself. This is a stupid pain gadget , not a weapon. And you can harm yourself pretty easily even with protection glasses, and your eyes can be affected even if you just look at the pointer on an object.
Originally posted by thaknobodi
Whatever you do, don't shine it directly into a camera! it will leave permanent lines permanently burned into the sensor, not to mention possibly your eyeball.
Originally posted by CX
Ok the obvious question has to be why on earth would they make something like this to sell in the first place?
Never again will people take the mick out of a trekkie with a pretend light sabre!
Surely authorities in Hong Kong can do something to shut this manufacturer down?
The consequences of one of these things ending up in anyones hands just doesn't even bare thinking about, the small pen laser pointers are already considered a problem to the likes of aircraft.
(visit the link for the full news article)
[edit on 16/6/10 by CX]