This laser is powered by one CR2 battery. Advertised power is
<5mW, so this meets FDA regulations. That means DX can ship
this laser to you unlike most other lasers on their site. This
laser is really only meant for pointing around and stuff, so don't
expect it to be able to so burning tricks. Switch is a forward
clicky so that means you don't have to keep pressing the button
down to keep the laser on. This laser feels good in the hand and
is overall well built.
Shipping took about three weeks from China, but shipping was free
so I'm not complaining. It came in a very nice looking black case
with white padding.
As you can see, it has a spot for the laser and a CR2 battery. It
came with a primary 3.0v CR2 so you can use it out of the box. I
don't know about the quality of the battery, but I don't really
care if it is good or not because rechargeables cost only a couple
bucks a piece. The laser and CR2 battery fit in the case quite
snugly so it sometimes can be difficult to get the laser out. ;D
This laser's design looks nice overall. The beefy head of the
laser makes it look a lot bigger than it really is.
The laser did come with two little scratches on the tailcap,
nothing huge though.
The switch on this laser seems cheap like the switch on the KD50,
I hope this switch doesn't fail like my KD50. I haven't had any
real problems with it yet though.
As you would expect, this laser is not too bright. Because it is
5mW, it can be used as a presentation pointer without blinding
your audience with a sun-like dot. The beam is visible at night,
it isn't like a lightsaber but it would still be useful for
pointing out stars without ruing your night vision. The dot always
stays in a clean TEM00.
Here is a long exposure shot I took, it came out blurry because my
camera is busted.
Here is a shot of the aperture while the laser is on:
The laser easily unscrews into three pieces, the head, battery
tube, and switch.
Here are some shots of the PCB on this laser:
You can unscrew the little brass ring and pull out the module:
Here is the head of the laser that the module fits in for good
There is a potentiometer on this laser, I'm sure you could fiddle
with it but I wouldn't risk it, you can get much higher powered
lasers for the same price. A possible worthwhile mod could be to
swap out the the module in this laser with one from o-like, these
modules look exactly the same! Here are some more pictures of the
Overall this is a great presentation pointer, and for only $20 you
can't go wrong.
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