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Over in Korea for work. Me and my coworkers just happened upon a decent hardware store looking for some tools and such. To our luck and surprise we managed to find clean room suits, for only 15,000 won!!! Less than $15.

Anyways while browsing around I found they had green laser pointers. Well I have wanted to get a decent one for a while now, but I figured this could give me some fun while traveling. Of course it is rated for only <10mW, but its a bit hard to look at for long. I know its green and so the eye is more sensative, but it is far brighter than my 5mW HeNe. When first fired after its been sitting it has a visible power step. The only complaint I have so far is that the battery housing is a bit too large for the 2xAAA batteries and so they rattle, and sometimes they dont have good contact and the beam is weak. No big deal, just shake it a bit. It cost 22,000 won, or about $20.

Here is a pic of it shining against the wall, about 3ft away. I tried taking a picture of the beam on a black surface, but the iPhone picks it up the same even though its not as bright by eye.



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it is not a good price, really
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Sorry, not sure why it posted twice.

Sure the price is not the best deal, but it is when you stumble upon one in Korea... and you live in the States.
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Well you didn't over pay terribly much, same unit online is about $10 less or so. Seems like you may have got an overspec unit from your description.

And yeah, iPhone's don't pick laser beams to well, I've tried.
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I got my <5 green off ebay. I typed in "green laser" organized by lowest price+shipping first, and hit the buy it now tab. Cheapest green laser on ebay cost me only $6 and I'm almost positive it is >5 on fresh batterys. I was surprised by how sturdy it is! Typical chinese laser pen style host. Hasn't failed me yet.
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Chinese factory and seller can produce and sell things at a unbelievable low price. some new ebayers from China just sell things while losing money for they want your feedbacks. that is all. $6 is below the cost limit really
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