You Can Control This Blinding Green Laser Pointer With Your Smartphone

There's really no practical reason anyone needs to own a high-powered green laser pointer (sorry stargazers, not buying it) but that doesn't make them any less desirable. Especially now that Wicked Lasers has just revealed the Evo which can be customized and controlled via an app on your Android or iOS smartphone. » 10/09/13 11:20am 10/09/13 11:20am

Making Your Laser a Flashlight Is the Lamest Way to Make It Useful

Wicked Lasers has made a name for itself by building incredibly powerful handheld lasers that it's still legally able to sell to the public. At the top of the heap is the Wicked Lasers Arctic which blasts forth a full watt of focused blue light. But when you tire of getting in trouble with the FAA you can now easily » 5/14/13 12:46pm 5/14/13 12:46pm

The Closest Thing to a Lightsaber on Earth Is Your Dealzmodo-Exclusive …

It's no secret we think Wicked Lasers are wicked cool here at Gizmodo. The problem is that they're always a luxury; never a necessity. Sure, it would be really awesome to play with the LaserSaber, but nobody's head is going to pop if they don't (some balloons might, though.) But that's also what makes a super-powerful… » 11/09/12 3:00pm 11/09/12 3:00pm

And Lo! Another Useless Laser Was Born

Laser lovers everywhere will delight in the knowledge that the world's #1 bestselling laser company, Wicked Lasers, has developed yet another laser with which to do their unspecified lasery things. » 4/19/12 11:40pm 4/19/12 11:40pm

FAA Enlists the Web For Reporting Laser Shenanigans

Every year laser pointers get brighter and cheaper, and every year the number of incidents involving some bozo shining one at an aircraft increases. In 2005 there were just 283 reports, but that number has increased every year, hitting an astonishing 2,836 in 2010. So the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has set… » 10/29/11 6:00pm 10/29/11 6:00pm

Wicked Laser S3 Krypton Lightning Review: Holy Christ Now It's Green…

The Wicked Laser odyssey of horror continues. First, they offered an underwhelming laser you couldn't even buy. Then, they stuck two together. And now? A green one that's twenty times brighter, twenty times more pointless, and twenty times as awesome. » 9/06/11 11:30am 9/06/11 11:30am

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The Two-Headed Sith Series Spyder III Laser: Death by Fun

In honor of May the Fourth (be with you), the real-life lightsaber has gone over to the dark side. The special "Sith Series" edition of the Spyder III, available now as an actual thing you can buy and use and burn things with, combines two Spyder III portable lasers locked together at the boring end by a Spyder… » 5/04/11 11:20am 5/04/11 11:20am

The FDA Does Not Approve of How Wicked Lasers Is Making Their Lasers

After Wicked Lasers wowed the internet with their Spyder III super laser, many customers who actually ordered 'em found themselves high, dry, and laserless. Now, another bummer: the FDA has officially decreed that Wicked Lasers' manufacturing process is no good. » 12/08/10 2:40pm 12/08/10 2:40pm

Holy Crap I'm in One of Those Taiwanese Animations About That Crazy…

GOD, weird. So a while back I called WickedLasers' Spyder III a "real life lightsaber." (It wasn't quite that cool in practice). LucasFilm took issue and threw a fit. Here's the whole saga (and ME) immortalized in Taiwanese CGI. » 11/11/10 11:56am 11/11/10 11:56am

What Happened To Wicked Lasers' Spyder III Pro Arctic Laser?

When we heard about Wicked Lasers' Spyder III Pro Arctic laser, an ultra powerful portable laser with a lightsaberesque design selling for only $200, it almost seemed too good to be true. Turns out it might have been. » 9/02/10 5:42pm 9/02/10 5:42pm

The Arctic Spyder III Lightsaber Laser In Action

When we first heard of the eyeball-blinding, skin-scorching capabilities of the Spyder III Arctic, the world's most powerful portable laser, I wasn't necessarily convinced it was all it was cracked up to be. This video confirms: crazily, terrifyingly powerful. » 6/30/10 3:20pm 6/30/10 3:20pm

The Spyder III, the World's Most Powerful Portable Laser, Is a Real…

Built with the blue-laser diode of a dismantled Casio projector, the $200 Spyder III Pro Arctic is the world's most powerful portable laser. It can permanently blind you and set your skin—or anything else, really—on fire almost instantly. » 6/10/10 1:40pm 6/10/10 1:40pm

Lightning Review: The Wicked Lasers Torch Flashlight Can Burn Paper

The Gadget: » 9/24/08 4:00pm 9/24/08 4:00pm The Torch flashlight from Wicked Lasers is currently being reviewed by Guinness as the world's most powerful flashlight. At 4100 lumens, the Torch can easily start fires and even fry eggs. $300 Simply put, the Torch flashlight is like carrying around a floodlight in your hand. It is easily the most…

Fire-Starting Flashlight Will Illuminate, Torch Everything in Your Path

Flashlights are generally there to help you out in a time of need, such as when your power goes out and you need to fumble around in the dark. A flashlight that lights stuff on fire because it's so powerful might be neat for goofing around with your pyro friends, but something tells me that if you accidentally burned… » 1/28/08 4:45pm 1/28/08 4:45pm

Lightning Round: Blue Aurora DragonLasers Pointer

The Gadget: A hand held laser that ditches your stereotypical red and green for a blue diode. It's claimed to be the worlds' most powerful blue laser pointer (models vary).

The Verdict
: When most gadget nerds think lasers, they think scary, techie gear. But everything from the Aurora's pen-like casing to its lack of… » 10/28/07 11:08pm 10/28/07 11:08pm