A laser fitted into a watch that can actually do some damage; sounds like the stuff right out of spy movies, right? Well thanks to technology, such a device now exists. Put together by Patrick Priebe, this is a watch that can actually fire out a laser that is strong enough to burst balloons, and presumably burn some skin in the process if you’re not careful. The watch features a 1,500-milliwatt blue laser that unfortunately is a very huge battery drain.
Thanks to some clever special effects, the gadgets that Q creates for James Bond and other MI6 agents are often well ahead of their time. So much so that it’s only now, more than 31 years after Never Say Never Again hit theaters, that we finally have a wristwatch with a built-in laser powerful enough to do some damage. Created by Patrick Priebe who’s well known for his creations that put coolness first and safety second, the carbon fiber-accented LaserWatch features an integrated 1,500-milliwatt blue laser that can be used for about five to ten minutes before the battery’s dead. So it’s best to save it until you find yourself in a real emergency. Priebe isn’t releasing plans on how to build your own, but he is toying with the idea of producing a few and selling them to a handful of needy spies. At well north of $300 they’ll certainly be expensive for a device that does nothing but tell time and shoot lasers, but that’s already twice as much as what a Rolex can do.
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