TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,135 Reviews & Articles | 39,404 News Posts

Wicked Lasers Spyder III Krypton 1 Watt Green Laser Review - Testing Procedures and Laser Focus

It is a big laser, that is green... oh, and you can see it from space!

| Accessories in Peripherals | Posted: Mar 1, 2012 12:21 pm
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Wicked Lasers

Safety First

 

Even though the Wicked Lasers Spyder III Krypton doesn't cause the same short term effects as the Arctic it is still important to realize you are playing with a laser that is over 8,000 times brighter than the sun.

 

If that doesn't cause you some level of concern, than this will - the 1 watt model can project a dot on an object 85 miles away. The Earth's atmosphere is only 62 miles. We would love to test the 85 mile claim made by Wicked Lasers, but there are two issues. The first is getting an 85 mile stretch of land. I'm in Indiana, but we don't have empty corn fields that long. The second issue has to do with the curvature of the Earth.

 

TweakTown image content/4/5/4586_16_wicked_lasers_spyder_iii_krypton_1_watt_green_laser_review.jpg

 

Testing today will be a lot like Show-and-Tell. There isn't a need to show you matches lighting on fire because they are matches and will light on fire on their own. The balloon popping thing is a bit over played too since you can pop balloons on your own without spending $300.

 

I will show you some really cool things to do with your own Wicked Laser Spyder III Krypton. We will also look at the laser and compare it to the Arctic.

 

 

The Krypton Beam Focus

 

TweakTown image content/4/5/4586_17_wicked_lasers_spyder_iii_krypton_1_watt_green_laser_review.jpg

 

Using the included glasses that ship with the Spyder III Krypton we can reduce the amount of secondary light that is reflected from an object. The Arctic 1W beam is on the left side and has an elliptical shape. The Krypton 1W beam is on the right side and is much more focused. I would estimate the tip to be around half that produced by the Arctic. This is important because the smaller the dot the more intensity it has.

 

TweakTown image content/4/5/4586_18_wicked_lasers_spyder_iii_krypton_1_watt_green_laser_review.jpg

 

Here we see the point of impact nearly head on. The point is a nearly perfect circle.

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Peripherals content at our Peripherals reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases