One Man's Quest To Prove How Far Laser Pointers Reach

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who did this, but the first thing I did when I got my first laser pointer was go outside and point it at the moon. I'd stare and wonder if someone was up there, would they be able to see the little red light shining from the Earth? » 11/14/13 7:00am 11/14/13 7:00am

Use a Laser Pointer to Turn Your iPhone Into a Microscope

We've seen ways to turn your iPhone into a DIY microscope before, but they always require buying something kind of exotic, like a ball lens, or an actual microscope. This new take from Yoshinok on Instructables just requires $10 bucks, a shitty laser pointer, and little bit of makin'. » 10/19/13 7:12pm 10/19/13 7:12pm

Illegal Laser Pointers Are Everywhere, Including Your Drawer

You have to be suspicious when anything as cool as a laser is readily available to the PowerPoint-loving public. And a new study shows that more than 75 percent of lasers violate the Code of Federal Regulations. That's a lot. » 3/24/13 10:30am 3/24/13 10:30am

Rii Mini Wireless Laser Pointer Keyboard: A Brando Story

It was 3:59 AM Hong Kong, and Brando's offices reeked of Vodka and sweat. The design intern cowered from the men that encircled him. "Reach into the parts bag," one of them hissed, "and make us something we'll like." » 3/05/10 12:00pm 3/05/10 12:00pm

How Not to Play With a Laser Pointer

OK people, let's review: Laser pointer, check. Doberman, check. Guy placidly sleeping on a sofa, legs wide open, and his crotch openly exposed, check. What could go wrong here? Yes. everything happened according to plan. [Thanks David] » 8/04/09 8:00pm 8/04/09 8:00pm

Afterglow Allows You To Draw On Your PowerPoint Presentation With a…

Afterglow uses a USB camera to track the motion of a laser dot—effectively turning it into a drawing tool or a mouse. Now that is something every boardroom needs. » 5/01/09 1:50pm 5/01/09 1:50pm

Richard Solo 1800 Charges Your iPhone, Entertains Your Cats

Richard|Solo has unveiled a backup battery for the iPhone that has some features its competitors don't » 11/10/08 5:40pm 11/10/08 5:40pm—a built-in LED flashlight and a laser pointer. All gimmicks aside, the 1800mAh capacity is good—but I just don't see the value in buying one of these awkward extenders for $70 when you can pick up a more practical…

BluePointer Bluetooth Headset-Laser Pointer Mashup Won't Make You a Borg

I mean "Locutus of Borg" rather than the "Bjorn" variety of course... but admittedly, having a Bluetooth headset that you can whip off and use to fire red laser beams around is pretty sci-fi. It's the BluePointer from Brando, and I suppose it's a multipurpose gadget for professionals with little room in their… » 6/16/08 6:15am 6/16/08 6:15am

Media Center Remote Control Gets Elegant: Amex RM-MP1

Amex's new RM-MP1 Media remote is designed to work with your Windows Media Center system and also to run your presentations in a business setting...and it's rather elegant, compared to some of the offerings out there. That simple design conceals a touchpad mouse, laser pointer, multimedia controls and it functions via… » 5/23/08 4:43am 5/23/08 4:43am

SteadyPointer Stabilizes Your Laser Pointer

Not everyone can get in front of a crowd and be as confident in the crap coming out of their mouths as a Tony Snow or a Steve Jobs. But this SteadyPointer lets you exude a cool confidence in the laser- pointing part of your presentation by stabilizing your jittery hand, which is almost as good. So you could in fact be… » 6/22/07 5:00pm 6/22/07 5:00pm

Star Wars 30th Anniversary Merch Strikes Back

If you're reading this, you're probably not one of those lucky bastards who got in to Star Wars Celebration IV. Well, to make you even more green with envy, I just found the catalog of stuff you can only buy if you're there. The magnets shown above are pretty sweet, part of a series of souvenirs and clothes done in… » 5/25/07 3:00pm 5/25/07 3:00pm

Time Projecting Laser Pointer

We recently groaned at the misnamed Laser Clock, wishing for a device that could actually project the time of day a half mile away, and now our wish has been granted. This business end of this 650nm red laser pointer projects the time fo' reals, and also has a ballpoint pen on the other side. » 5/16/07 12:10pm 5/16/07 12:10pm

PCPAL 3-in-1 Mouse/ Remote/Laser Pointer

The folks at Vavolo claim to have the ultimate mouse/presentation device in their PCPAL 3-in-1 mouse, but we're not too sure. First off, this device is touted as a combination mouse, remote control, keyboard and laser presenter but last time we counted that added up to four features. Also, their excessive use of… » 1/26/07 5:53pm 1/26/07 5:53pm

Laser Pointer + Thermometer Mouse

We can see how you might want a laser pointer in the mouse you use with your laptop (less peripherals to lose between meetings), and vaguely understand why you might want a long retractable USB cord (too cheap to spring for Bluetooth), but a built-in thermometer? What? We can't stand behind that. » 4/19/06 4:46pm 4/19/06 4:46pm

Lasers, Now in Yellow

Oh yes, you read correctly. Now, you can get yourself a yellow, green or even blue laser pointer instead of that red one. I know, it's been a dream of yours for a long time, so feel free to cry or do a little dance. Whatever makes it real for you. Made by Laserglow, the Aries Series Professional Portable Laser starts… » 2/02/06 10:17am 2/02/06 10:17am