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It’s not an official George Lucas-endorsed product, but the Lasersaber is about as close as you can get to a real-life lightsaber.
It’s a 32-inch polycarbonate blade with a light that extends from the anodised aluminium base when it powers up, just like the real thing. Oh, and it’s very dangerous. Check out the video below and feel your inner fanboy swell with pride.
The light comes from a Spyder 3 laser and it looks awesome. It powers up and down just like the lightsabers in the films, thanks to an “ultra-smooth magnetic gravity system.” The light is so brilliant it even looks good in broad daylight, though you’ll get the best effects with the lights off. You can use any Spyder 3 laser with it, but it comes at a price — $100 for the blade, then around another $300 for the laser. So that works out at about £250. Still, you can’t put a price on becoming a Jedi.
The video is comically full of disclaimers, making clear THIS IS NOT A TOY. It claims it uses the world’s most powerful lasers you can legally own. If used improperly, they can have “devastating consequences” according to the voice-over. And “due to the extreme powers of the Spyder 3, only operate [it] while wearing laser shades in a controlled environment.” Any kind of sword play could result in serious damage to people, pets or property. Got that?
It’s a shame you can’t have a full-on battle with the Lasersabers, but I’d be happy just having one to play with and show-off to people. There’s no Darth Maul-style double-ender, but who knows, if these are popular (and I can’t see why they wouldn’t be) Wicked Lasers could potentially release one in the future.
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Source: Cnet News
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