http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2390 so whats the catch here? is it gonna break in just a few days of use, or might it last with careful useage? also, are the 'true green' ones worth the extra cash? like more power or something?
The DX "New-Wish" models all have adequate IR filterring for 50mw and below - as in MAYBE
1-2% total IR emissions. They are cheaply made, some are durable, some aren't - it is pretty much a crap shoot when you buy any laser from DX, as there is little to no QA, and even LESS Csutomer Service. If you are simply looking for a quick fix of green, and cheap - go for it If you wish to have quality, and assurance that it will work every time you pull it out of a case, or your pocket, get a Nova pen style, like the X-series.
Hey - do you still have that MONSTER 50mw one you won in the charity raffle that I sent you ? IIRC - I was inbetween power meters at the time, but I know it cut and burnt better than some 100mw lasers I have seen ! Just curious - I cannot recall if you gave that one away as a gift or not - I seem to recall something about that ?