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{Review} single aaa 532nm keychain + OdicForce UK

IceNoise

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Hey everyone, This is my first 'offical' review so I hope it comes aout O.K.

OdicForce Lasers.

OdicForce Lasers is a U.K. based Laser company, Whom is a reseller of various lasers from China. There are a couple of reasons I chose this company over a chinese based company.

1. They are based in the U.K. So I know that I will recieve my product in a timely manner. I hate waiting for things to come in the post, and waiting for stuff from china can be a long wait. (especially during this time of year.) after being used to waiting a day or two for P.C. parts from the U.K.

2. I like to support local compinies. and am happy to pay a little extra for a product if i know its gonna arrive quick, and help support the local economy.

3.He checks all lasers for DOA or bad units and power checks all the more powerfull lasers for true output. (knowing the inconcistancy of chinese lasers.) So I know my laser will work right off the bat.

Customer service from OdicForce.

I called up the chap from OdicForce yesterday at about 4:30pm GMT to enquire if I order then, will it be posted the same day. And although he did not answer the phone, he returned my call almost instantly. and said if I place my order within the next 15 mins or so, it should be shipped today. He is a delightful chap to talk to, willing to answer all my questions no problem.

So I placed the order, which came to a total of £14 or so including royal mail first class recorded.

I then called at about 5:30pm to ask if my order made it in that days post. He said yes it went through fine and should arrive tomorrow. I told him I would post a review for both the laser, and OdicForce for his efforts. He mentiod about letting people know about his various focasable lasers he has on sale but said he did not have much time but will try and get round to it soon. I may poke him to do so as they look like pretty sturdy units with varous safety features.

Delivery.

The laser arrived about 40 mins ago with the royal mail guy hammering on my door. I signed and proceeded to take a pic before opening the package.

(BTW total time from placing the order to having it im my hands clocked in at about 16 hours. :gj:)

The product.

The laser came in a plastic presentation box held closed with a small magnet, and a alkaline battery for emmediate use.

So I put the battery in positive end towards the module and fired it up. I was very imppressed with the brighness of this tiny unit. It is dim for a fraction of a second before reaching full power with the encluded alkaline. So I then put an energizer lithium battery in and that went away.

I can see th beam in my living room now a little when looking paralell to it. The unit feels sturdy in the hands and the button has a solid feel with a satasfying 'click'. The battery threads is nice and stiff, so no accedentaly coming loose.

The chain an hook dont loko to be the best, but they can easly be replaced.

My overall opinion of thes unit is very good. this is my second green laser, and I think I like it even more than my DX true 20mW. I bought this mainly so I don't have to carry the DX around with me. The compact size make for great portability, with power enough to impress.

There are pics to come, but i need to do some editing first, they will be up shortly.

I also reccomend OdicForce to anyone in the U.K. looking for an alternative to the chinese websites.

That concludes my review for now, if I think of anything more it will be added.

If you have any questions, please ask away!!

Time to edit some pics.

Have a great day/morning/night everone!!

Si
 

HaloBlu

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16hrs, now thats fast delivery for sure.
What mW is your laser? I've seen them from 5mW up to 100mW for $20 (or so they claim) in single aaa.

Who is your avatar btw?
 

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Yup, probably the fasted i've had anything delivered. I have no idea what the mW is, but its more than 5W for sure. just as bright as my DX true 20mW which I think is brighter than 20mW.

Thats acually a good price for that, though I wonder weather there Acually 100mW, thats alot for such a small host. Though iI want a star cap now!

He is a Don Tonberry from the final fantasy series. that GIF is from FF VII. The knife will kill in a single hit. a formiddable enemy. Though gives MASSIVE XP in Final Fantasy X If you know what your doing....
 

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Time for some Pics!!

The Packaging.



In the box


Size compared to the O-like blu-ray, The DX True and a single aaa maglite.(Bought this for my Girlfriend for Valantines day.)


Thats all i have for now. I will try and post some beam shots tonight when it gets dark.

Si

The safety sheet that was included.


The ot next to the DX True 20mW. DX is on the left.
 
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Look like maybe 5mW. To look bighter, a laser has to be around 4 times the power to notice, and your DX 20 is brighter.

90% of high power Chinese laser are usually under power by a 1/3. But their low power ones are usually on spec or slightly over. O-Like sells tested lasers for a good prices. Better prices than what you paid for that.
 

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T_J... I didn´t know that you tested the laser in this link. Yes, maybe much more than 90% of cheap lasers at >50mW are underspec, but there is always a chance that one of them is near up-to-spec. And $20 for maybe a 30-40mW 532nm keychain is still a good deal to me!!
 

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Look like maybe 5mW. To look bighter, a laser has to be around 4 times the power to notice, and your DX 20 is brighter.



90% of high power Chinese laser are usually under power by a 1/3. But their low power ones are usually on spec or slightly over. O-Like sells tested lasers for a good prices. Better prices than what you paid for that.
After having another look, I agree, the DX is a fair bit brighter, which is fine, I only really wanted a 5mW, so anything more is a bonus.

I have used O-Like before, and they do great products. But I wanted to give OdicForce a shot. Besides, the extra money I spent on this would have only been spent on crap anyway. (Chocolate, energy drinks and stuff.) So I dont mind paying a little extra. Other reasons for using OdicForce are in my review.
 

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Hey BKarim, I have no way fof measuring the divergane of the green lasers, and my O-Like Blu-ray is focusable. But from looking at the DX and the Keychain, the keychain seems to have worse diversion than the DX model. even at short distances it is noticable. This is probably the only down side I have noticed. The DX model seems to have a pretty tight divergance.
 




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