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Hands on with WickedLasers Spyder II GX

Posted in Review by Darrin Olson on March 28th, 2009

WickedLasers Spyder II GXWe’ve gotten our hands on some pretty cool and powerful lasers in the past, but never one of quite this magnitude. If you were wondering if there really is a difference between laser pointers, or if there is a difference between a $300 laser and a $1700 laser; well we’re here to tell you that there is.

From the time we opened the box of the Spyder II GX we could tell that this one meant business. The Spyder II is another green laser with a beam that can be seen from miles and miles away, literally. It’s powered by a special single LI-ION 18650 rechargeable battery (the device comes with 2 of them and a charger) and is housed in a military grade, water resistant case. It operates by a rubber toggle switch in the back that keeps it on until you press it again, unlike the Elite Series which requires you to hold it to keep the laser on.

Learn guitar with lasers

Posted in Musical Instruments by Conner Flynn on February 4th, 2009

Learn guitar with lasersYou want to be a Guitar Hero, but you don’t know any songs. Just attach this Maestro device onto your guitar, load a music file of the song you want to learn and it will point out the frets you need to hit, using lasers. As any rock god will tell you, guitars and lasers are an awesome combination.

But just be warned, if you suck, no amount of lasers are going to stop you from sucking. You still have to strum and finger the frets. But it does seem like a great way for guitar players to learn songs quickly. If this concept ever gets made, it would probably do really well.

Review: Wicked Lasers are truly wicked

Posted in Review by Darrin Olson on August 3rd, 2008

Review of Wicked Lasers Elite 125Wicked Lasers recently gave us the opportunity to check out one of their popular laser pointers, which gave us quite a surprise. Actually, before we received it we called it a laser pointer but not any more. Wicked Lasers assured us that it is not a laser pointer – it truly is a wicked laser, and we can’t disagree.

The sample product we received was from the Elite Series of green lasers, specifically the Elite 125. This laser appears to be around the middle of the road for the different lasers offered by Wicked Lasers. The average output power according to the company runs from 125mW to 149mW. They also have lasers in their catalog with as little as 50mW and as much as 300mW. The Elite 125 for us had plenty of power and made it very clear why this is not a laser pointer for regular presentations. For starters it would be difficult to see anything on a presentation screen because the light from the laser is way too bright, even from across a large room. Also, the crowd would be so distracted by what you’re using to point with they’d never pay attention to anything else you’re trying to show them.

IoGear mouse shoots lasers, fights bacteria

Posted in Iogear,Mouse by Nino Marchetti on August 28th, 2007

IoGear 3-in-1 Wireless Phaser Presentation MouseHow many functions can you cram into a mouse? IoGear is finding out with an unveiling of the 3-in-1 Wireless Phaser Presentation Mouse (GME422RW6), priced at around $60.

The Phaser Presentation Mouse offers up the ability to serve as a laser pointer for presentations, a track ball for wireless connectivity to a PC and optical ability when on a desktop surface. The track ball allows for wireless control up to 30 feet from a computer via a USB receiver while the optical tracking of the mouse allows for operation between 800-1600 dpi.

iGrow promises to regrow your hair

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on February 22nd, 2011

Listen up all you George Costanzas and Captain Picards. Laser-based hair rejuvenation is your answer. Specifically the iGrow, a stylish new bit of head-gear from Apira Science. It features 21 laser diodes and 30 LED lights.

The company says that this machine matches the output of most clinical hair lasers, and it should result in “thicker, fuller and healthier” hair in just a “few short months.” You buying this? The iGrow also includes a remote that has been programmed for both men and women, and it has a built-in set of headphones that you can use with your own iPod or MP3 player. Damn. This thing is packed with features. It will cost you $695.

World’s first remote-controlled gaming computer

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on December 9th, 2010

Meet the world’s first remote-controlled gaming computer. It’s built from a Thermaltake case and built on top of a motorized, remote-controlled base. Oh and there’s also a robotic arm. Now that’s what I call a computer.

Sadly it doesn’t shoot lasers, but I’m sure that is just one mod away from happening. This one could be R2-D2′s long lost cousin. I’m pretty sure I saw this thing in a Jawa Sandcrawler.

Spyder III: The world’s most powerful laser/lightsaber

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on June 10th, 2010

Built with the blue-laser diode of a dismantled Casio Green Slim projector, the $200 Spyder III is the world’s most powerful portable laser. It can make you the most powerful Jedi ever. If it doesn’t permanently blind. It will set your skin, or anything else on fire almost instantly.

Yes, this is no laser toy. This thing can kill. The diodes in Casio’s new mercury-free Green Slim projectors apparently allow for unprecedentedly powerful portable lasers, and Wicked Lasers is more than happy to use them for the 1 Watt Spyder III. The blue Spyder III laser is 2000 times brighter to the human eye, compared to their $2000 Sonar and this one is only $200.

Laser guided scissors

Posted in Tools by Conner Flynn on June 3rd, 2010

Unless you’re Martha Stewart, it can be hard to cut in a straight line. Forget the ruler and pencil, just buy a pair of these awesome laser guided scissors. They will give you straight lines every time.

This must be what it looks like when the Borg do arts and crafts. Of course their lasers would cut the paper by itself. They’ll only cost you $20. I am Locutus of Borg. I will assimilate wrapping paper and cut straight.

Art Lebedev’s laser beam Reflectius clock

Posted in Clocks by Conner Flynn on April 11th, 2010

Is this thing a clock for a stealth fighter. Nope. Just the latest concept from the folks over at Art Lebedev. The design is awesome as usual. It’s a laser beam clock called Reflectius.

In all, sixty rotating mirrors redirect a beam of light just to tell you what time it is. We hope that this one gets produced for real, because frankly it’s the coolest clock we’ve seen in some time. Even if it would likely cost a lot of dough.

Recycling Robot sorts plastic

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on March 3rd, 2010

Most plastics in stores, in our homes and in our recycling bins are recyclable, but not very much of that actually gets recycled. Only about 6%. And that’s understandable. It’s hard for humans to sort through all those types of plastics. Plus we’re lazy and we tend to daydream a lot. That’s where a robot comes in handy.

This robot was designed by Mitsubishi and Osaka University and uses lasers to sort through all kinds of plastics very quickly. It has five different lasers that measure the reflectivity of each kind of plastic, allowing it to sort them all out.

Alessi Laser Shot watch

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on October 3rd, 2009

Alessi Laser Shot watchWho needs old fashioned hands that go around a dial, when you can have lasers? That’s the thinking behind the latest concept watch from Alessi. Supposedly, the Laser Shot watch won’t burn your hand as it pew pew pews the time on your wrist using a laser beam.

So it’s totally safe. Unless you wake up one day to find the time permanently tattooed on your skin and glowing. In which case, it’s time to get a new watch. But hey, that’s the price you pay for having cool things.

Battle Machines combine laser tag and RC toys

Posted in R/C Toys by Shane McGlaun on August 10th, 2009

battlemachines-sb1Yeah, I really like remote controlled toys. I have always liked them since I was a kid and the only thing that has changed today is that my RC toys are more expensive. Show me a RC toy that also offers lasers and I am sold.

Jada Toys has announced a new line of RC vehicles called Battle Machines RC toys. The cars are 12-inches long and come in several different designs and three different vehicles. You can choose from a 2006 Mustang GT, 1969 Camaro SS, and a 1999 Chevy Silverado Dooley.

The Prism: A Laser Synth-Guitar

Posted in Musical Instruments by Conner Flynn on July 15th, 2009

The Prism: A Laser Synth-GuitarWhat do you get when you combine a guitar, a synthesizer and lasers? No, not a Pink Floyd concert. The Prism, which is a laser synth-guitar. The Prism is pretty unique in the world of of laser guitars and includes aspects of a Theremin and a laser harp for some really cool sounds.

The Prism features a voltage controlled oscillator and uses four laser beams as strings. It can apparently be played without the need for any programming. It’s designed to be attached to a regular guitar amp, with no computer needed. Check out a demo below.

Photonic Disrupter Laser Review

Posted in Review by Darrin Olson on June 29th, 2009

Photonic Disrupter Laser From Wicked LasersWe’ve seen some pretty cool lasers come across our desks in the past so it’s always refreshing to see a unique twist like what we have with the Photonic Disrupter. The folks at Wicked Lasers have taken an already powerful 100mW laser and modded it into non-lethal, “Threat Assessment Laser Illuminator”, (TALI for short) weapon.

The main feature that makes the Photonic Disrupter different from other 100mW lasers is its adjustable lens, allowing you to create a broad or very focused non-lethal beam of green light. The intent of the laser is for military and law enforcement use in dark or low-light situations, allowing the wielder of the light to temporarily blind and overwhelm the senses of the other person.

LightLane Virtual Bike Path to become a reality

Posted in Outdoors by Conner Flynn on June 24th, 2009

Create your own bike lane with LightLaneRemember Lightlane? Lightlane was a pretty neat concept for bicyclists. Well, it seems that the response that the concept got was so overwhelming from bicyclists the world over, that the inventors actually decided to now make it into a commercial product.

It uses “super-bright red LEDs,” as well as two high visibility Diode-Pumped Solid State green lasers to project a path that should help to protect bikers on the street. The end result is that the biker and their path are clearly visible to those driving by.



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