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Spyder III Pro Review! Now here!

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Alright, lets start with the basics.

The unit arrived in a plastic ups shipping bag.
Shipping took about 24 hours, and it was all packed very well.
The spyder was packed in a magnetic box (pic will be here)
Included was a power sheet and an xtra sticker, i also got a pair of those 99$ glasses which i must say are awesome! They are rated OD 7 and there multi wavelength (orange colored not red) They are rubberized.



It came with 2x batterys, a charger, and a power cord.

The spyder is very solid, heavy and it is pretty long. (haven't measured it yet)

The power sheet says it is stable @ 160mW and peaks at 190mW.



Now i do have a few problems. The beam is not correctly aligned and it is hitting the apature! (definitely not cool!)
Beam is a little thicker than i expected, I will have to measure it later.
It does not seem to run in TEM00 because there is 3 dots. Looks like this OOO. I am thinking it is caused from it hitting the aparture. (could be the reason for the thick beam?)

Edit: I found out that when it heats up it mode hops and when it does it hits the aparture, on a cold start it runs in perfect TEM00 and is perfectly round.


Overall The spyder is very cool nonetheless, though i wish the divergence was like my executive.


Pros:
Nice and solid!
Nicely balanced
LED not too bright

Cons:
Mode hops.
Very large (though this is not too bad)

Note: I did not get this as a review model, I did pay for it :p
 
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Re: Bought, Spyder III. Review coming soon!

can't wait for the review, i dont think ive seen one of the spyder III 100mw's so you maybe the first.

make sure you start it of with a bang then!

stuart :)
 
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Re: Bought, Spyder III. Review coming soon!

i believe theres atleast 3 people on the forums with them or more. but theres are over 200+mw. Mines only 100. But yeah there are people with them.

People got them as review units.

Thanks,
Jeff
 
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Re: Bought, Spyder III. Review coming soon!

well at least you'll be the first to review the 100mW version.

stuart :)
 
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Re: Bought, Spyder III. Review coming soon!

Yup, I think 2007revolution got one for a review. It looked pretty awesome! Can't wait to see you're review!
 
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i know! Im SO EXCITED! Ill be the 1st ever on lpf to review a 100mw Spyder :D
 

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Re: Bought, Spyder III. Review coming soon!

Yup, I think 2007revolution got one for a review. It looked pretty awesome! Can't wait to see you're review!
Diachi got it to review, then sold it to Simon. The only other instance I can think of of someone having one is when Arenared bought one from someone that won it in a contest.
 
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Re: Bought, Spyder III. Review coming soon!

i forgot to add that i grabbed a pair of those awesome laser shades too!!

Not the cheepy nerd looking ones but the 99$ ones!

I used my 10% discount on it all :)

total it was 352$
 
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Re: Bought, Spyder III. Review coming soon!

Hey I have those geeky ones :p they came free with my laser.
 

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Can't wait to see the review. I like the Spyder design. :cool:
 
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Hey I have those geeky ones :p they came free with my laser.
Its ok, were all geeks because we play with lasers! LOL

Better watch out villans....shoot at me with a .45 and ill shoot you 2 miles away with a lazor!

:lasergun:
 
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What about a villan with a .45 and geeky laser goggles on :na:
 
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uh uh...... :undecided:

Well ill just need a bigger laser then :)

oR A REALLY NICE pair of running shoes LOL
 
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Re: Bought, Spyder III. Review coming soon!

Sorry everyone. The review will be in about 2 weeks because wicked lasers is "out of stock" so i have to wait 2+ weeks and an xtra 3 days for shipping before i even recieve it.

It sucks :(
 




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