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Laser pointers that don't give you a hand cramp?

post #1 of 9
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Most of the laser pointers I've seen require you to hold down a tiny button on the side that activates the dot of light. They love to chase the light, but it gets rather painful to hold the button down all the time when playing with the cats. Anyone know of any that have some kind of continuous use option like a switch or twist to activate them?
post #2 of 9
mine is the same. I wish they designed them with an on/off switch.

I have to switch hands all the time.
post #3 of 9
My brother uses a laser pointer to exercise his lab in the back yard. He tapes the button down and then takes it off when they are done. Never seen one you didn’t have to hold, its probably a safety feature.
post #4 of 9
That's a good idea to tape down the button. I must admit, that's why I have to end the game...my hand cramps up. I'll try tape the next time!
post #5 of 9
What about laser pointers that are used for presentations projected onto a screen? I don't know if they have locking buttons, but they might be easier to hold down at least.
post #6 of 9
i have one similar to this: flashlight w/laser. one click turns on the flashlight, one more turns off the flashlight & turns on the laser, one more turns off the laser.
i love it! got it at Ace Hardware.
post #7 of 9
Nerf gun!

No really. The cheapest model they sell has a laser pointer targeting system. I think it costs all of 5 dollars, and as long as you press the trigger the laser light comes on. It's not as bright as a traditional pointer, but I've had friends who've used it non-stop for four hours without complaining. And since it's built for children so we just give it to the kids when they're bored. Keeps the kids amused for an hour or so and tires the cats out so they sleep all night.

Also, the darts will stick to a smooth ceiling or door and drive the cats even more bonkers.

And mine learned that the sound of the fire mechanism meant play time and will all come running whenever we fire off a dart. (It makes the noise even if there isn't a dart loaded.)

Heck, one of my mom's cats has become so trained to it that if you just point to the ceiling like you have the gun in your hand she starts chittering her head off!

Best cat toy ever.
post #8 of 9
We have a flashlight laser pointer combo so we don't have to hold the button--love it!

Leslie
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Nerf gun!

No really. The cheapest model they sell has a laser pointer targeting system. I think it costs all of 5 dollars, and as long as you press the trigger the laser light comes on. It's not as bright as a traditional pointer, but I've had friends who've used it non-stop for four hours without complaining. And since it's built for children so we just give it to the kids when they're bored. Keeps the kids amused for an hour or so and tires the cats out so they sleep all night.

Also, the darts will stick to a smooth ceiling or door and drive the cats even more bonkers.

And mine learned that the sound of the fire mechanism meant play time and will all come running whenever we fire off a dart. (It makes the noise even if there isn't a dart loaded.)

Heck, one of my mom's cats has become so trained to it that if you just point to the ceiling like you have the gun in your hand she starts chittering her head off!

Best cat toy ever.
Great idea!!!!! With summer coming in a few months....hopefully they'll be in my favourite 'W' store....
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