A real lightsaber, dubbed the LaberSaber to avoid any Star Wars trademark infringement, has been produced by Wicked Lasers. The lightsaber won’t cut an appendage off while simultaneously cauterizing it, and it won’t slice though sheet metal like hot butter, but it does look, sound and feel like the real thing, reports WebProNews on Sept. 27.
The promo video from Wicked Lasers describes their newest and coolest invention:
LaserSabers are energized by the light of Wicked Lasers, harnessing the power of the Force. The LaserSaber features an ultra smooth magnetic gravity system that can "power up" and "power down" the blade.
The LaserSaber maintains its radiant brilliance even when the lights are on. The LaserSaber is interchangeable and will attach to any Spyder 3 model. The aircraft grade aluminum hilt ensures secure attachment of the blade. Due to the extreme powers of the Spyder 3, only operate while wearing LaserShades in a controlled environment.
The video goes to some absurd lengths to describe how dangerous the saber is. With its “blinding radiance,” the saber is hailed as the “world’s most powerful laser you can legally own.” The warning says the LaserSaber is “not a toy,” and not to “engage is any fencing or swordplay, as this could cause serious damage to people, pets or property,” then proceeds to show two young “Jedis” doing exactly that.
The LaserSaber, which could have “devastating consequences,” is described by Gizmodo as a “32-inch polycarbonate blade with an anodized aluminum base that attaches to a Spyder 3 laser. It has some kind of mechanism that makes the sword power on and off like the ones in the movie.”
The price of the saber is outside of your normal lightsaber toy range – the LaserSaber will set you back about $400.
A Gizmodo tecchie did a review on the LaserSaber:
“The minimum S3 Spyder power output is still bright at roughly 68,000 meters. These lasers are also extremely visible in broad daylight on their target due to their intensity from the source. Meaning that in that barrel with the magnetic coating—it most likely acts as a reflection chamber—it is a continuous target. This attachment requires safety glasses, meaning its letting that wavelength of the laser escape out the 'Blade' making it seem lit as it is.
So these Lasersabers should be brilliantly lit up even in a well lit room with CFL pumping out many wavelengths of light. And also you are still holding a high powered laser with a chamber attachment whilst swinging it around near people.”
The Wicked Laser website calls the LaserSaber "stunning to behold, magnificent to wield, and absolutely wicked to own," and lists it for $99, but you have to spend $300 more on the Spyder 3 laser attachment.