I like to think of myself as a lightsaber aficionado (aka Star Wars geek), with several dozen Jedi weapons in our home. So, when Wicked Lasers announced their new LaserSaber accessory for their Spyder series, Arctic and Krypton lasers, I instantly got in line for one. Thankfully, Wicked Laser sent me one to try with the [...]
Fellow Star Wars fangirls/boys, we are one step closer to finally getting ourselves an actual lightsaber! Wicked Lasers has given us the very first “lasersaber” (cough, lightsaber, cough). The saber attachment is compatible and fits around any of their Spyder-3 model lasers. It’s comprised of an aircraft-grade aluminum hilt and 32″ polycarbonate blade. When the saber [...]
This past summer there was a great deal of talk of Wicked Lasers producing an insanely powerful, 1 watt blue laser called the S3 (Spyder III Pro) Arctic. It was all over the web from Gizmodo to Squidoo. They were discussing, not only how extremely cool/dangerous it is but how LucasFilm sent a cease-and-desist letter [...]
FroliCat toys are made by Brilliant Pets, the people who make the Scoop Free cat litter box, so they know cats. I was sent their three offerings to review- the Dart free-standing laser toy; the Bolt hand-held or standing laser toy; and the Sway, a magnetically mounted cat toy. By the way, dogs may be interested in the [...]
At the beginning of the twentieth century, Albert Einstein theorized light could be organized and intensified to emit ‘an avalanche’ of same-wavelength light. It was this theory that eventually led Theodore Maiman, back in 1960, to create the first laser (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation). Being a child in the 70′s, Sci-Fi shows [...]
Khet, a boardgame from Innovention Toys, LLC, combines lasers, Egyptian-themed playing pieces, and chess-like strategy in a two-person game. Innovention says the game is easy to learn because all pieces move the same way. Players may move a piece or rotate it up to 90 degrees during a turn. After each turn, the laser is lighted. [...]
I want to begin this review by stating that the Photonic Disruptor by Wicked Lasers is not a toy. It is a ‘laser weapon designed for military and law enforcement use only’. It is a tactical weapon designed to temporarily overwhelm a threat’s visual senses without causing permanent eye damage.
Afterglow is a new system that creates an interactive environment with a laser pointer on a projection screen. The laser pointer can be used as a drawing tool to emphasize items on the screen and can also be used to control the cursor like a mouse. Afterglow also has built in slide controls for PowerPoint [...]