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Boblaser 532nm 200mW BGP-0018 Review

Babalimje

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This is an unbiased review of Boblaser's 200mW BGP-0018



Shipping was amazingly fast. It took 3 days to reach my doorstep. It was shipped via DHL from Hong Kong. The laser was packaged in a cussioned Laser Gift Box/Case. It was wrapped in bubble wrap and alot more bubble wrap around it to take up all the space in the shipment box. Here are some pictures below.



Shipment tracker.





Box.





Packaging





Inside the bubble wrap.









This came with:


1x BGP-0018 200mW Laser

1x Laser safety goggles with a microfiber cleaning cloth

1x Li-Ion 18650 Battery with a Charger

2x Safety key

1x Safety Pin

1x Instruction Manual


Inside the Gift Box.





Laser Safety Goggles.





Laser Safety Goggles.








Immediately after opening the box, I plugged the charger into the wall and inserted the Li-Ion 18650 Battery into the charger.

After inserting the battery, They charger light turns red. When it it finished charging, It turns green. It took approximately 4-5 hours to charge the battery.




Uncharged battery





Charged batery








After it finished charging, i placed the battry into the laser and measured the power output. At 10 seconds it was at 218mW. At 30 seconds, it reached 304mW. This is definitely overspec. It just needs time to warm up before.


















This laser has 4 safety features.

Safety Key
Safety Pin
Lens Shutter
LED Indicator



Lens shutter: Open




Lens Shutter: Closed




Key Switch Red = off Green = on.




Safety Pin




LED Indicator







Just to give you an idea of how big this is, See the pictures below.




Commarison with a can of Arizona





Comparison with an xbox 360





Comparison with another xbox 360




Comparison with an iPhone 4










This is heatsinked very well. Heres a picture.













I think this is a very good laser. Great beam, power, shipping, and price.


Shipping 10/10 3 day shipping, Cant beat that!
Power 10/10 Overspec
Quality 8/10 Adjustable focus is a little confusing Heatsink is fantastic.
Feel 9/10 It feels very nice with some weight

Portability 5/10 It wont fit in your pocket. Thats all i guess, Holding it isnt that bad. Only get this if you dont care about easy portability, I didn't care so i got this

Customer Service was Fantastic. Kevin from Boblaser helped me out with everything. He answered all my questions ASAP. 10/10


In all, I would give this laser an honest 9.5/10

I've had two great lasers so far with boblaser. My other one was a BGP-3998. Link here YouTube - Green HandHeld Laser and i was happy with that.

Thank you for another great laser.






Thanks for reading,
Andrew.

P.S Sorry for no beamshots, I dont know how to do those at all. :confused:



Also, Sorry for the bad image quality, all pictures taken on my iPhone 4.
 
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Congrats on your laser! :) Boblasers usually have a quite bad reputation. So I am glad that you got a unit which you like! Do you own an IR filter? If not; Would you consider getting one? :) It'd be very interesting to see how much IR it puts out.
 
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yeah, i saw your review and i kinda want to take a chance with boblaser...their hosts are so nice...but it worries me about their reputation.
 

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Nice review. :beer:

I love that LED indicator. I'd like to incorporate one of those into a DIY build. :evil:
 

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Congrats on your laser! :) Boblasers usually have a quite bad reputation. So I am glad that you got a unit which you like! Do you own an IR filter? If not; Would you consider getting one? :) It'd be very interesting to see how much IR it puts out.
Thanks, Sorry I dont have an IR filter at the moment. Ill get one really soon and get some tests with it.



yeah, i saw your review and i kinda want to take a chance with boblaser...their hosts are so nice...but it worries me about their reputation.
To me, They're on my good side. Never had any problems with them. How did they get their bad rep?



Nice review. :beer:

I love that LED indicator. I'd like to incorporate one of those into a DIY build. :evil:


Thank you! :D
 
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00Giorge

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Never had any problems with them. How did they get their bad rep?
Thank you! :D
Crappy or under spec lasers, that don't last long. Maybe they have changed, yours is only the 2nd or 3rd good one that I have seen from Boblaser. The rest have been way under spec or only lasted a few days and some were even DOA.
 

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I've had alot more "Pen Style" lasers which i was actually pleased by except for a 100mw green which measured 70mw because of a dirty lense. They sent me a new laser. Hopefully, They changed and wont send out junk anymore. I dont know if i got lucky. I guess their handheld ones are more reliable/up to spec?
 
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Also, please add some beamshots and videos or pictures of the laser burning things:)
as for beamshots, just set your camera to a long exposure setting and hold very still.:) or you could just go outside.
 
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Is there any way I can do that with an iPhone 4? I got some night shots. Ill post them now.
 
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you can light a few matches (for extra cool factor, use your fancy new lazor:p) and just keep the iphone really steady. or, start up the shower really hot, and use the steam from in there. either will work just fine.
 




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