The title is kinda misleading. There's a Spyder III Pro and there's the Spyder III Pro Arctic.
The second is the one in the article. It's cheap and strong. As you know, the Spyder III Pro Arctic is $200. The Spyder III Pro is $3000 for the 500mW version (yup, $3000). And the Arctic is 1W, which is obviously brighter.
BTW there's something called "Blue Light Hazard", which apparently means that the radiation coming from this laser will make your eye stop functioning properly after prolonged exposure. Sad, I was hoping to bring one of these wherever I went. For that I'll have to get one of the green lasers Edited by B!0HaZard - 6/12/10 at 12:24pm