These lasers are WICKED, and I must have one

Wicked Lasers Krypton

Make sure to check out this beauty in all its Kryptonian glory

It’s not often I find a toy that I have dreams about owning. If you haven’t had this kind of dream before let me lay one on you real quick.

I’m in the jungle, running as fast as I can. I’m not sure what’s chasing me but it is HUGE. Looks like something between a Dragon and Cheddar cheese. Certain death is upon me, I’m sweating, running out of breath and the thing is gaining on me. Only one thing to do – JEDI MIND TRICK!!!! I stick my hand out and The Force delivers to me the most powerful laser ever put into the hands of consumers. I turn around point that sucker right at CheeseDragon’s face and blind him. Then I attach the light saber attachment (only $99.99) and slide him up into cracker sized chunks. Sticking mostly to the white meat for all you health conscious readers. O.k. I am weird, but set that aside for a second and imagine how much fun you could have with this crazy thing. Plus, if you’re into hiking, sailing or other sports where one could get lost for days at a time you’ll never have to worry about signal fires.
Under review by Guinness World Records, the Spyder 3 Krypton is the world’s brightest handheld laser. This thing actually goes into outer space it is so bright, the range is over 85 MILES! Put it this way, should you look into the dot of the Krypton you’ll be treated to light that’s just north of 8,000 times brighter than the sun! DUDE.

Let’s throw in a little disclaimer here shall we, don’t be an idiot and do something dumb with this if you buy it. Please, and if you do, don’t blame me.

How much? For the version I’m looking at, with the light sabre attachment it’s $1,149.

Why? Because if nothing else, you can always attach it to shark (for sharks with frickin laser beams)

The NAO robot is amazing, and a great preview of future toys

So, if you haven’t seen the NAO robot before prepared to be amazed. I should point out that this amazing little creature is only available to labs and educational type places because it’s still being perfected. But when you see this if you’re anything like me you know you want one NOW! (get it, NOW not NAO.. I kill myself)

It’s amazing to think that a robot can be trained to recognize voice commands, faces, instructions and be capable of learning new things. Honestly I think the price tag is great and the fact that the OS is open source means that in a few years the amazing developer core that is out there will have hacked together thousands of new improvements for this little guy.

I thought I’d put together a list of things I’d like to see this guy perform.

  • Helping kids learn: NAO can probably recognize more objects than most 1 year olds. So imagine pairing one up with your kid to help him learn language skills. Every time the baby picks up an item NAO can let him/her know what it’s called.
  • Helping the blind: Why not right? NAO could help blind people locate things in the house by telling you roughly where they are using 3d space coordinates you’ve programmed for you house.
  • Assisting the disabled: “NAO, can you please hand me the remote control” “sure Andy”.. every step we can take to creating tools that make life easier for the disabled is a step in the right direction.
  • Mine field clearing: yes, I know as is the NAO probably isn’t the best equipment but with such a low price tag we could try releasing thousands of these into Cambodia in hopes that we can clear mines and protect children.

I’m very excited for this project to move forward and to see what it does in another 3-5 years. Thanks to Alderban Robotics for such a fantastic innovation (