SpectraSaber Is the Realest Lightsaber Ever

SpectraSaber Is the Realest Lightsaber Ever

From hoverboards to Hyperloop, science fiction is rapidly becoming our new reality. But there is one mad idea that is yet to be fulfilled. Of all the remarkable characters and technology in the Star Wars movies, the lightsaber holds a special place in the hearts of fans. It remains an impossible dream.

Until a real lightsaber is invented, we must all make do with the realest lightsaber ever. It is named SpectraSaber, and it mimics every detail of the laser sword with remarkable accuracy. You can even use it for dueling with friends.

Made from aircraft-grade aluminum, ABS plastic and stainless steel, the SpectraSaber feels like the kind of weapon that would strike down the dark side. It does not perfectly match the lightsaber carried by any particular character, but instead draws inspiration from the hilts of Skywalker and Vader.

SpectraSaber Is the Realest Lightsaber Ever

While the SpectraSaber does not retract, it has super-bright LEDs that scroll when they light to mimic withdrawal and deployment. The blade is made from reinforced silicon, which is able to withstand stage fighting. When one saber strikes another, the appropriate sound effect is played, right on cue. More swooshing sounds can be heard as you wave your weapon, and controls on the handle allow the user to change the color of the blade.

It adds up to an impressive replica, and if the current Kickstarter fundraising goes to plan, backers can expect to receive their SpectraSaber by February 2017. At the time of writing, a pledge of $395 is needed to secure an early model, ahead of an expected retail price of $495. At that level, only dedicated fans will be tempted. That said, anyone who does purchase the saber can expect to gain a lot of new friends!

SpectraSaber Is the Realest Lightsaber Ever

Are you tempted by the SpectraSaber, or are you waiting for the real thing?

Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.
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Greg Betchart

These look amazing. Can't wait to get one

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chris altobelli

So what about vaders vault, saberforge, Ultrasabers, and all the other sabersmiths who make a far superior product. Also these are far overpriced for inferior string blades.

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David Owen
I have a VV, super nice hilts (and $$$$$!) and a US, good general use lightsaber. Love them both but the light output has never impressed me. This lightsaber looks bright and uniform like it should. and acts like it should. About time somebody did this.
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David Owen
Overpriced?! Have you seen how much VV/US/SF go for?!! Hell even master replicas are $600-$1200+. They also they don't have all these features, so... lol, going to have to disagree with you on that one lol
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Randy

Why mention this Spectrasonics Saber If it's no better than what's already out, alas fx saber, and Hasbrouck? Let's see

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jonathan
Seems pretty obvious to me it's way better. But that's lost on some people i guess.
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Victor Fries

Why would I be more compelled to buy this than an FX Saber from Hasbro or Master Replicas?

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Fruban
Better materials, more accurate sound, more durable? I'm not sure how the others you mentioned compare though, but id imagine this one is supposed to beat them in these categories.
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chris altobelli
You can get a better saber that you can actually go full force with at vaders vault, saberforge, or Ultrasabers to name a few, also a lot of these claims make no sense especially with stringblades.
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