Never Knew I Needed a Laser Until I Saw This One

Wow! This Hercules laser looks amazing. Besides that, I’m sure it has some very useful, scientific, real-world applications.

Among the capabilities listed on the Laserglow site, it is visible in direct sun, can light a fireworks fuse, pop a balloon, cut through electrical tape, and even burn through plastic. Well, what the heck have I been doing popping my balloons and cutting tape the old fashioned way? According to the manufacturer, Hercules is “the world’s most powerful portable laser.” Now I really want one — at least to test drive!

Is anyone else having flashbacks to the movie Real Genius? Remember when Val Kilmer and the other genius geek used that giant laser to fill Professor Hathaway’s house with popcorn? But I digress…

I don’t know whether it can make popcorn, but the Hercules will set you back around $1000 to $3000, depending on which model you choose. Hey, be careful where you point that thing!

Author: GeekMom

Heather is a geeky girl with a husband and three kids who put up with her nerdy quirks. She's been blogging here since 2007, and enjoys writing, reading, playing video games, and making stuff.

  • Ben

    lol I least I am not the only one who remembers movies like Real Genius. I always wanted to be like the guy who lived in the steam tunnels signing all those contest forms.

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  • Was it a dream where you see yourself standing in sort of sun-god robes on a pyramid with a thousand naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at you NO? Why am I the only one who has that dream.


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  • Hey, that guy in the tunnels made out with a bunch of loot in the end! That movie was hilarious.

  • I need to watch it again to re-learn all the best lines. Good one, Andy!

  • I’m getting a weird feeling that this is the beginning of the light saber. I can see it now – the laser beam keeps getting thicker and thicker until it is full-on jedi knight worthy.
    This is most likely just my childish Star Wars fantasy, but you never know what they’ll come up with next.

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  • Stella Fench

    is there any picture of this kind of laser pointer? It should be an exciting thing to light firework fuse, pop balloon and direct sun. how much power it would need?