- Jul 17, 2009
Coherent and other photonics companies had that form factor long before hobbyists - did any hobbyist LPM use this form factor after real photonics companies (Coherent et al) did, but before Kenom? I don't recall any, correct me if I'm wrong?
Besides, this is the same way a new laser seller would enter the market. He or she is selling a type of device - a handheld laser. Kenom, lasersbee, and MM are selling a USB-only LPM. Radiant is following in the footsteps of Kenom and lasersbee, much how a new seller of handheld laser kits designs new heatsinks for hosts. Radiant shouldn't copy any other LPM's internals, just like someone shouldn't use Jayrob's heatsink designs. All three of these meters have unique internals.
Competition in markets is what drives innovation, my friend. Without it, the hobbyist LPM market would stagnate!