Old 09-04-2009, 05:18 PM #1
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Review of the Wicked Laser Evolution Pro


This is a review of the laser only not a discussion about the legalities, as this has been discussed at great length in other threads.

Im gona start with the bad points, no real reason, just am.

When i first opened the laser it was covered in a fine black powder, which got everywhere. I am unsure of what this was, im guessing something to do with the finish of the laser. But not impressed by it as it was very messy.








As i was sent this laser by wicked to review i was unsure of what i was getting and when i opened the laser i still didnít know. There laser contained no documentation regarding what model it was or how to operate it. There wasnít even any instructions on which was round to put the batteries in! After working out which way to put the batteries in i couldnít actually turn it on, again no information was supplied on how to operate it. There is a little black knob on the back of the laser which needs to be turned. Took me a few mins to work that out.

No documentation was provided regarding laser safety. The laser comes with a <140mw warning label which is separate from the laser. I personally would stick this on but there isnít actually anywhere to stick it on? I know warning labels arenít very pretty but they are very important. The laser does come with a kind of safety feature which is a separate switch on the back of the lasers, great idea! But im not 100% it is a solid design, only time will tell. This switch doesnít need to be turned as i first thought, but its a kind of rod that connects the batteries to the case. it can be fully removed and once remove the laser cannot be operated at all. Maybe this does show wicked do have some regard for laser safety as its a very good feature.



There was an A4 sheet provided regarding pointer power but the graph was not readable. Also if you had no knowledge of lasers the information provided would be totally useless. The information on the sheet is not clear.



So all in all the lack of information provided with the pointer was extremely disappointing for something which costs $550.


Now to the good points.

The A4 sheet says the average power is 153.1mw (i think), i measured the power and got a reading of 173mw which increased to 175 over the next 30 seconds. So the power is well over specíed as on the wicked web site the power is rated at 130mw. I am yet to test the power over a long period, wickeds site say this laser has no duty cycle. Impressive for a pointer.

Beam measurements. The beam at aperture is less than 1mm, not very clear in my picture. At 3 meters the beam is 5mm, again not very clear in my picture. as expected from any laser beam less than 1mm it does burn very fast.





The design/build quality.

The general design is pretty good, with a very nice finish, although the batteries do seem to rattle a little. I love the lens protector / cap, very nice idea and keeps the lens free from dust and dirt. Although it has to be said once you unscrew the cap the finish is very poor.



All in all wicked laser seem to have produced an good laser pointer, not perfect as there is room for improvement, but good and had i of brought this i wouldnít be disappointed. Its just a shame there wasnít a single useful bit of information provided with the pointer about how to operate it or general laser safety. I will defiantly be speaking to wicked about this.








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Looks like a very honest review. Thanks Andy. Nice output on that laser. Were you using standard AA alkali batteries?
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the duracell pros i used are 14.7mm x 50.3 and fit snug nice review BTW


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Very nice review. Looking forward to buying a WL and writing a review on it too. Reading all your reviews gives me an idea on what to look out for.

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