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?

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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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Victor Fries
Victor Fries

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

Fruban
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.

FyreHelix
FyreHelix

Hey, let’s take a look pat this in detail. Their hilts are made with standard aluminum and plastic. Ultrasabers, and Saberforge? Their hilts are made entirely of T6 Aerospace grade Aluminum. Sound? A single sound font. SaberCore (Saberforge)? 7 sound fonts, and subtle vibrations that simulate the energy blade. V4 Obsidian (Ultrasabers)? 7 sound fonts, ability to upload new ones from a library with hundreds of thousands of sound fonts. Even their V3, although with only one sound space, can upload any sound font from the library of sound fonts. More durable? String blades by their essence are fragile, and… Read more »

Lightbringer
Lightbringer

@FyreHelix
Amazing you know so much about the construction details of this saber, and how it’s inferior to all others… considering they’re not even in the wild yet.

I know there’s an awful lot of competitor bashing within the online saber community, and if you like one sabersmith over another, that’s cool. But methinks you shouldn’t just make things up.

David Owen
David Owen

Kyberlight?? LOL! you lost all credibility with that comment.

chris altobelli
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.

Nathaniel Stacy
Nathaniel Stacy

what ‘claims’ are you refering to?

FailMaster
FailMaster

You realize one of the best makers in the world of sabers (Makoto) uses string blades right? They’re highly coveted blades. You have no idea what you’re talking about.

Randy
Randy

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

jonathan
jonathan

Seems pretty obvious to me it’s way better. But that’s lost on some people i guess.

chris altobelli
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.

David Owen
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.

chris altobelli
chris altobelli

Uhm you can get plenty for 250 to 400 from any of those companies, and you don’t have to deal with a stringblade blowing out

David Owen
David Owen

With all those features…. not really.

chris altobelli
chris altobelli

Funny story I just got a champion tier saberforge bastion for 312 with shipping, my vv orders all cost under 600, so why should I pay 395-495 for a saber that looks like shit and has a blade that is pretty girthy?

chris altobelli
chris altobelli

also stage fighting is not what goes on in most saber clubs, we fight like kendo. So those blades would shatter.

David Owen
David Owen

Kickstarter backers appear to disagree with your assessment. As does this blog. As do I. Good luck with the trolling chris!

chris altobelli
chris altobelli

You do realize this is actually a paid ad, and not journalism. The kickstarter backers fell for some bullshit since they obviously haven’t seen anything other than this, plus your ridiculous comment on sabers costing 600-1200+ makes me think you have something to do with this crap.

FailMaster
FailMaster

Not sure why my comment was removed but my point was 100% valid – there are makers of lightsabers in the world that use string blades and they’re highly coveted. You don’t know what you’re talking about, period.

David Owen
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

Greg Betchart
Greg Betchart

These look amazing. Can’t wait to get one