Real life 'Lightsaber' made by WickedLasers!!! (Article)

#1 Edited by BiteMe-Fanboy (7729 posts) - - Show Bio
WickedLasers Unveil 'Lightsaber'--Powerful enough to catch people on fire!
 
 
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.
 
Source: 

http://www.dailytech.com/WickedLasers%20Unveils%20Lightsaber%20Powerful%20Enough%20to%20Set%20People%20on%20Fire/article18681.htm


#2 Posted by hdorman1 (4662 posts) - - Show Bio

i want it  
in fact 
i want 5 in various colours   
green, blue, purple, red and awesome

#3 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7729 posts) - - Show Bio
@hdorman1 said:
" i want it  in fact i want 5 in various colours   green, blue, purple, red and awesome "
I know right. And it's only 200$!...Woowee I'm getting it.
#4 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

By writing (Article) in the subject header, does not make this an Article.  An Article is something freshly written by a member of Staff.  It is not copied & pasted from another website, with links to off-site non-related pages.

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#5 Posted by danhimself (22480 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:
" By writing (Article) in the subject header, does not make this an Article.  An Article is something freshly written by a member of Staff.  It is not copied & pasted from another website, with links to off-site non-related pages. "
lmao
#6 Edited by BiteMe-Fanboy (7729 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:

" By writing (Article) in the subject header, does not make this an Article.  An Article is something freshly written by a member of Staff.  It is not copied & pasted from another website, with links to off-site non-related pages. "

Uh. Ok. 
 
lol. Even though i didn't write the article doesn't mean its not an article.
If i claimed that the article was written by myself, that would be a problem. But i give the source where the article was taken. Though not the exact link to the article, but i will make sure i do that for now on and i edited it and added the correct sources link.
 
But i understand where your coming from. So is there a rule or something that says you can't put (article) next to the topics name if you didn't write the article?...
#7 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7667 posts) - - Show Bio

Is it just me who thinks this is one of the worst things to be made available to the public, some dumb parent is going to get their kids a pair for christmas/ birthday whatever and there going to end up setting fire to a building or melting someones face off.

#8 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7729 posts) - - Show Bio
@Omega Ray Jay said:
" Is it just me who thinks this is one of the worst things to be made available to the public, some dumb parent is going to get their kids a pair for christmas/ birthday whatever and there going to end up setting fire to a building or melting someones face off. "
Lol yeah i know right...
But you really don't see parents buying their children pepper spray or any defensive weapon like that?...but since it resembles a lightsaber some dumbass out there might just do it.
#9 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7667 posts) - - Show Bio
@BiteMe-Fanboy: As you pointed out yourself, it looks like a lightsaber. I give the first news report to pop up online a year after release tops.
#10 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7729 posts) - - Show Bio
@Omega Ray Jay said:
" @BiteMe-Fanboy: As you pointed out yourself, it looks like a lightsaber. I give the first news report to pop up online a year after release tops. "
Hell i might be involved in the first news report.. I plan on getting one and I might just burn off the faces of kids who hate on star wars. lol....j/k.
#11 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio
@BiteMe-Fanboy said:
" @xerox-kitty said:

" By writing (Article) in the subject header, does not make this an Article.  An Article is something freshly written by a member of Staff.  It is not copied & pasted from another website, with links to off-site non-related pages. "

Uh. Ok.   lol. Even though i didn't write the article doesn't mean its not an article. If i claimed that the article was written by myself, that would be a problem. But i give the source where the article was taken. Though not the exact link to the article, but i will make sure i do that for now on and i edited it and added the correct sources link.  But i understand where your coming from. So is there a rule or something that says you can't put (article) next to the topics name if you didn't write the article?... "
You wrote (Article) at the end of the subject line when you created the thread.  You're trying to pass this off as a News Article, as if it was an official piece of Comic Vine news written by Babs, G-Man, inferiorego or Tom Pinchuk.  We don't need a rule to say 'this isn't an Article, so don't pretend it is'.  It simply isn't an Article.  That's a fact.  So don't deceive other Viners by trying to pass it off as one.
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#12 Edited by BiteMe-Fanboy (7729 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:

" @BiteMe-Fanboy said:

" @xerox-kitty said:

" By writing (Article) in the subject header, does not make this an Article.  An Article is something freshly written by a member of Staff.  It is not copied & pasted from another website, with links to off-site non-related pages. "

Uh. Ok.   lol. Even though i didn't write the article doesn't mean its not an article. If i claimed that the article was written by myself, that would be a problem. But i give the source where the article was taken. Though not the exact link to the article, but i will make sure i do that for now on and i edited it and added the correct sources link.  But i understand where your coming from. So is there a rule or something that says you can't put (article) next to the topics name if you didn't write the article?... "
You wrote (Article) at the end of the subject line when you created the thread.  You're trying to pass this off as a News Article, as if it was an official piece of Comic Vine news written by Babs, G-Man, inferiorego or Tom Pinchuk.  We don't need a rule to say 'this isn't an Article, so don't pretend it is'.  It simply isn't an Article.  That's a fact.  So don't deceive other Viners by trying to pass it off as one. "
um ok. didn't think i was deceiving anyone.. and dont think i did.
but ill take the tip.
#13 Posted by Larkin1388 (1760 posts) - - Show Bio

Jizz mah pants.... need it!!!!!!

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