Sure, they don’t make the requisite wown and bsshhh noises when you slam two beams of light against each other, but this device may be the closest you’ll get to a REAL light saber in this lifetime… and it was made here in Shanghai, according to CNNGo.
The product page for the Spyder III Pro Arctic Series says that it “emits a 445nm cool blue, ultra high power 1W beam which appears up to 4000% brighter than the Sonar’s 405nm violet beam” and warns that “this laser possesses the most burning capabilities of any portable laser in existence. That’s why it’s also the most dangerous laser ever created.”
In fact, “at close range, this Class 4 beam will cause immediate and irreversable retinal damage. Use with extreme caution and use only when wearing proper safety goggles with an O.D. of 3+ is required and 4.4+ for longer exposures.”
Yikes. Considering none of us have the midichlorians for it, are we really ready to take on the weapons of the Jedi?