wicked lasers is the biggest failure of a company ever.
last year with the release of the "Arctic" (blue version) id say maybe 1 out of ten people actually got their laser. others got an empty box with
Green "US CUSTOMS" tape across it, and a seizure notice. or nothing at all.
and many of them had to wait damn near a year to get it.
go check there forum, theres people who still havent even gotten the blue one. even with their heavy censoring over a year later theres still people
constantly complaining that they cant get ahold of anybody via phone or email.
they just take your money and you never hear from them again. you can call them and email them all day long and they just ignore you or have a bot
talk to you on their "live help chat" (rofl)
last year, they marketed the blue one on there site as "in stock". and after the huge influx of orders, they went ahead and bought a new building and
aquired another company BEFORE THEY EVEN HAD THE THINGS MADE. then they gave us the run around for 6 months pretending to be "remodeling it to have
more features" which turned out to be moving the on button up to the middle and giving it a "pulse" option. turned out to be useless. once they had
their new building and employees and profits they just decided they didnt need to honor the orderes already on the books. even started banning people
for asking questions in the forum. of course by then the credit card companies wouldnt issue a chargeback and everybody got screwed out of their $$.
except for about 5000 who got the first wave of the G1 model, and even then many had manufacturing issues.
if you really want one there are other laser companies that sell the same thing, just be careful trying to import them if your country doesnt allow
lasers over 5mW. www.o-like.com
for clarification: in the US anything over 5mW cannot be marketed as a "laser pointer" but can be a "handheld laser".
the reason this model can be seen at much further distances is because the human eye render's green as a much more visable wavelength compared to
if you absolutely have to have the lightsaber looking model, id wait until they start popping up on ebay. plenty of people were disappointed with the
"arctic" last year and ended up selling them for a fraction of what they paid.
im still not quite buying into the "seen from space" hype.... plenty of people have 1W+ green lab laser modules and point them at the sky, and ive
never heard of any astronauts being "dazzeled" from space....
the diode in these is no different, its just handheld and powered via lithium battery....
if you really want to get into lasers do it like the enthusiests and build your own. many people sell "kits". a laser is an incredibly simple device
to make, and youll learn a thing or 2 in the process...
www.laserpointerforums.com - great resource for building handheld lasers
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