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One of the best websites I have ever come across Answered

DealExtreme is one of the best stes I have ever come across their stuff is cheap and quality. They even have stuff from high street stores at half the price just rebranded (E.g radioshacks worlds smallest helicopter). They specialise in all types of gadgets.

The only down side is the shipping (about 3 weeks) but the shipping is free.

Go check it out

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westfw
westfw

13 years ago

I bought some mini-SD to micro-SD adaptors from DealExtreme. They arrived more quickly than I expected (but they ARE tiny, and were in a normal padded envelope rather than a package.) They seem to have a relatively good reputation over on CandlePowerForums...

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

You tend to know this kind of stuff... When the pointers don't have an IR filter, is it dangerous if you see the beam? (and don't look into it) ..What kind of eyewear is needed for them?

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westfw
westfw

Reply 13 years ago

Here are the rules you bypass importing a laser pointer directly from Hong Kong Technically, it's probably illegal.

You probably can't see the beam (in the absence of smoke or dust), and reflection off of smoke probably wouldn't be dangerous. Reflections off of other surfaces might be a problem. Having a 30mW beam aimed at your eye would definitely be a big problem.)

I was going to say something about there not being any IR filters in lasers, but some (most?) of the green laser pointers work by frequency doubling an IR laser, so I'm not sure. AND that could mean that a green pointer might "leak" IR in directions other than along the visible spot, and you wouldn't be able to see it.

More warnings, particularly on the DVD-writer laser hacks. I dunno. LASERs are cool, but selling rather high-power lasers on the gray market like toys makes me nervous.

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technick29
technick29

Reply 13 years ago

Any idea how powerful a green laser needs to be to pop balloon or light a match?

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joejoerowley
joejoerowley

Reply 13 years ago

I have the $25 30mw green laser and it can pop balloons. It takes a min but it will pop it. I have not tried a match yet.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

13 years ago

You've bought from them? ..they've got some pretty cheap 30mw green laser pointers

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josh92176
josh92176

Reply 13 years ago

I havn't placed an order yet but they have a good reputation and all the payment is done through paypal.

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Brennn10
Brennn10

Reply 13 years ago

Oh darnit, I did not notice that. So you have to set up a PayPal account to purchase from this site?

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josh92176
josh92176

Reply 13 years ago

yes but htats a good thing because it means its secure

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

13 years ago

Yesterday I bought a rechargeable cr v3 battery and charger from bestbatt.com for $40, this place has one for $15 ~sigh~

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lemonie
lemonie

13 years ago

The long shipping is down to the goods being (literally) shipped over from Hong Kong(?) L

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josh92176
josh92176

Reply 13 years ago

Thats right DX source their goods from many differant factories and they are based in Hong Kong (Apparently 90% of goods from chinese factories carry no brand). And I probably should have said beforebut the free shipping applies worldwide and the payment is done through paypal

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Easy Button
Easy Button

13 years ago

yes that is pretty cool really cheap!