At first thought, the Spyder 3 Arctic is a cool toy with which to play. It brings to mind Star Wars laser fights and who did not enjoy the scenes from that movie. Every kid had light saber fights at some point in their lives, didn’t they?
More uses than you would think
Besides the fact that you can tell all your friends you have a laser, the laser does have practical uses. You can start a fire with it. The laser can set paper on fire, cardboard and small sticks. It can also be seen for miles. Besides the constant high intensity mode, low intensity strobe and high intensity strobe, there is the distress mode. These are all beam intensities. The distress mode can flicker in a Morse Code S. O. S. pattern. This feature, along with the ability to light fires, can be a lifesaver in a situation where you are lost in the woods. It could save your life if you are trapped in a hole somewhere that no one can hear you too.
If we face the facts, this toy is not really a toy. In the wrong hands, it could be dangerous. This could be said for many other products though. The safety features like Smartswitch make the device a little less scary. The button to turn on the beam does not work until a sequence of button pushes is entered. It’s like the child safety cap idea for laser beams.
Another potential danger is the powerful light beam itself. While most people are not going to leave the beam on their skin for any length of time, they will look at the beam not realizing it could be causing damage. The beam on your skin will burn within seconds. The effects on your eyes will not be seen immediately. The laser comes with safety glasses free in every package. Just like we know not to stare at the sun, we should know not to stare too long at bright lights.
So, to sum it all up in some cool facts; the laser looks like a light saber and can bring us mentally back to a simpler time of real light saber fights with friends. It is completely legal to own this cool piece of gear. You can tell everyone you actually own a light saber. The laser can light fires, and it can be seen from miles away and can pulse in Morse Code. This could save your life at some point. You never know until you actually need it. It is being tested by The Guinness Book of World Records as the most powerful hand held laser.