Wow. They invented a lightsaber. Yes, I knew about high power lasers already, but the Spyder III Portable Laser from Wicked Lasers is in a class all by itself. With the ability to set things on fire and permanently blind people, due to its 1W beam taken from Casio’s Green Slim projectors, it’s basically as powerful as a lightsaber, too. And that press photo uses some dramatic lighting to drive the point home. They even include “LaserShades,” which are safety goggles with a ridiculous name. Don’t mess with the guy with the LaserShades. Compared to previous models, this laser is at a much more affordable price point, which means we might be seeing an army of laser warriors soon.

The Spyder III is available now for $200.


Chris Gullo