Well the folks at Wicked (which recently ended a lawsuit with George Lucas over their “lightsaber” laser pointer) are back, and this time they are purposefully pissing off the Emperor himself by putting out a product that has no business being created.
A double-ended laser pointer that is so powerful that, in order to purchase one, you have to review a laser pointer safety video because this thing will, and I’m not kidding you in the slightest, cause the following issues (as posted on their website):
Accidentally looking at a 1W laser beam will cause immediate and irreversible retinal damage (i.e. permanent blindness).
A Class 4 beam can set fire to skin and other objects in the beams path.
Use with extreme caution and use only in a controlled environment.
Do not attempt to pick up, rotate or authorize any uncontrolled movement with this device.
Proper safety goggles (with an O.D. of 3+) for every person in the vicinity of the beam and/or its refraction is required.
So why, you may be asking, did wicked do this?
Well, if you read their mission statement, it was done out of spite:
Wicked Lasers strikes back with the new Sith Series handheld laser by incorporating two dual blades of scintillating energy into the world’s first double handed laser. Delivering twice the power, the world’s most powerful handheld laser now shoots backwards too. This is truly the most dangerous and awesome laser we’ve ever created.
The double-bladed upgrade to the Spyder 3 was devised by the dark lords at Wicked Lasers after the widespread success of the original Spyder 3 and the legal battle that ensued. At last we will have our revenge.
If you want more info on this laser that could possibly kill one of your co-workers click HERE, oh and it’s priced at $599.95.