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Spyra One takes squirt guns to the next level

Spyra One takes squirt guns to...
The Spyra One shoots short bursts of water, known as "water bullets"
The Spyra One shoots short bursts of water, known as "water bullets"
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A single 6-hour charge of the Spyra One's battery is said to last for at least 45 tank-fills, or 1,125 shots
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A single 6-hour charge of the Spyra One's battery is said to last for at least 45 tank-fills, or 1,125 shots
The Spyra One shoots short bursts of water, known as "water bullets"
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The Spyra One shoots short bursts of water, known as "water bullets"
The whole Spyra One, with a full tank, tips the scales at 2.3 kg (5 lb)
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The whole Spyra One, with a full tank, tips the scales at 2.3 kg (5 lb)
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Remember the big ol' pulse rifle that Sigourney Weaver used to kill xenomorphs in the movie Aliens? Well, imagine if she'd been using an equally-nasty squirt gun instead. Chances are, it would have looked something like the water-bullet-shooting Spyra One.

Developed by a Munich-based team of engineers and designers, the Spyra One uses its electric pump to suck 750 ml of water into its pressurized tank, from whatever source is handy. It does so at the touch of a button within a claimed 14 seconds, utilizing an integrated filter to keep gunk particles in lake or river water from getting in.

With each pull of the electronic trigger, it subsequently releases that pressurized water in the form of individual 30-ml bursts known as "water bullets." Each bullet is about 60 cm long (2 ft) as it travels through the air, and can reportedly hit targets located up to 7.5 m away (25 ft). According to the device's creators, the bullets make a satisfying short "splat" when they hit, unlike the longer streams of water delivered by regular squirt guns.

The whole Spyra One, with a full tank, tips the scales at 2.3 kg (5 lb)
The whole Spyra One, with a full tank, tips the scales at 2.3 kg (5 lb)

One fill is good for 25 bullets, each one of which is shot with equal force regardless of the gun's water level – a pressure of 35 psi (2.4 bar) is maintained within the tank. A digital display shows users how many bullets they have left, plus it indicates the lithium-ion battery's charge level. A single 6-hour charge is said to last for at least 45 fills, or 1,125 shots.

The whole gun, with a full tank, tips the scales at 2.3 kg (5 lb).

If you're interested, the Spyra One is currently the subject of what's turning out to be quite a successful Kickstarter campaign. A pledge of €99 (about US$115) will get you one – when and if they reach production – with €189 ($220) required for a set of two.

It can briefly be seen in use, in the video below.

Source: Kickstarter

Spyra One | Sneak Preview | Now LIVE on Kickstarter! (July 2018)

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3 comments
f8lee
Oh goody! Now the gun-control squad an add another scary looking device to their list!
Allen Eltor
The next question is - how many ghost peppers to put into my special water.
GregVoevodsky
Wet Lives Matter. Stay cool my friends. I normally don't engage in water fights, but when I do - I shoot Spyra One - The Driest Man in the World.