It might have been one of the lamest weapons on Goldeneye (except maybe for the throwing knives) but you can’t deny that the fact that a laser watch exists in real life is off the charts and probably something that never thought would actually happen.
It’s the brain child of a guy called Patrick Priebe, who has fitted the watch with a 1500 megawatt laser that is so powerful it can be used to light candles, set fire to curtains and pop balloons. It also comes in a machined metal body with an LED watch display and a battery which lasts for about ten minutes when the laser is on full power. That isn’t exactly that useful – I mean you’re still gonna want to tell the time after you’ve zapped all the bad guys right? – but I suppose you have to start somewhere.
The bad news is that it isn’t currently for sale but Priebe reckons once he does take it to market he’ll probably charge around £200 for one, which is pretty affordable for such a nifty gadget. Sign me up for one, but in the mean time I suppose I’ll have to make do with a shiny new laser cannon.
Also mad props to Patrick for making something so awesome sound completely and utterly boring.