This laser is from Wicked's newest lineup of green lasers and will
be released to the public soon. This laser is from the new Evolution
series, more info on this series and the other new additions to the
Wicked lineup can be found here.
Shipping was lightning fast to me in the United States. This laser
came in a big box, and in the big box was a very nice presentation
box. The box has a magnetic closing mechanism so it stays shut.
The box has a deep cutout for the laser. Also included in this box
was a warning label, but I can't find a spot on the laser to put it!
This laser looks SWEET!
This laser runs off AAs so it dwarfs most other "pen
style" lasers, here is a picture comparing this beast to a
new-style dilda, a NewWish pen, and a CNI GLP-150.
Even with the big size, it still feels nice in the hand because of
how the casing was designed. The casing definitely is a work of art!
The laser itself is lightweight, probably because of the aluminum
The lens cover looks to be AR coated for 532nm. This cover gives
this laser a mean look because when in foggy environments the beam
seems to just appear from the lens cap instead of from inside the
laser. Here is a picture of this effect.
This cover gets dirty easily when in your pocket, but fortunately it
is also easy to clean.
In these new series of lasers, Wicked gets to brag that their lasers
are FDA compliant. In the battery tube of the laser is what I
believe is the FDA accession number.
A safety dongle is integrated into the tailcap for safe storage. If
this is removed, the laser is not operational. This is great if you
are in a household with curious people that would mess with this
laser after telling them a thousand times not to.
Here is what the little key looks like.
The other safety feature is the LED indicator. In my opinion, the
only thing this is good for is looking cool, because you don't need
a little red light to tell you that 140mW of green laser beam is
coming out of the laser, even with goggles on. Wicked didn't go
overboard with the indicator LED either, in some other lasers the
indicator blinds you more than the laser beam, so it is nice to have
a noticeable but not sun-like safety light.
As you would expect, this laser is very, very bright.
Peaking at 160mW goggles are necessary for close up work. The beam
of this laser is very visible in a well lit room. This laser runs in
a clean TEM00 no matter the conditions.
The most remarkable aspect of this laser's output is its beam
diameter. As with Wicked's old Evo series, the beam diameter of this
laser is very low and meant for burning. Here is a picture comparing
this to a 200mW red laser.
The beam diameter of this laser even rivals my CNI!
Add some fog and this thing becomes a lightsaber!
One trade off for the super low beam diameter is the divergence.
Unfortunately the laws of physics screw us over here, but with a
lower initial beam diameter the higher the divergence is going to
get. With this being said, divergence of this laser is totally
acceptable and still allows for very far distance pointing at night.
Wicked sent a power graph with this laser, looks to be pretty
Being a 140mW green laser with a needle thin beam diameter, this
laser can do some nice burning tricks! This laser will eat through
matches and balloons, cut electrical tape, and smoke nearly any dark
plastic. With a bit of patience, it is also possible to engrave wood
with this laser.
Overall this is a good laser, it is my next pocket laser show!
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