Wicked Lasers Spyder III Pro Arctic laser pointer isn't from a galaxy far, far away

Wicked Lasers has been making laser pointers that are more accurately described as laser burners. These aren't the sort of lasers that you would actually use to point things out during a presentation, unless you wanted to be able to burn those folks who fall asleep on you.

We reviewed a laser from Wicked Lasers way back in 2008 and liked the thing well enough. The company has a new laser they are showing off now called the Spyder III Pro Arctic that makes that laser back in 2008 seem wimpy by comparison. The Spyder III Pro Arctic laser has a blue beam.

The laser diode used to create the laser was lifted directly from a laser home theater projector making the thing the world's first 445nm cool blue laser. You can pick one up for $197.97. Anything with a disclaimer attached that reads as strongly as the one below is something I want to play with.

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.