Steradian Laser TagAnytime, Anywhere
Technology: Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: Is there a hit sensor on the gun?
A: Yes. All our guns have sensors.
Q: How do your products prevent cheating?
A: The sensor and gun electronics are fully integrated with each other. A gun cannot hit its own sensor.
When a player loses all their hit points, the sensors and gun are disabled, so that the player can no longer shoot or take hits. The SunBand's sensors light up solid and bright, showing the person is tagged out. Before the game starts, the guns are disabled; they do not activate until the moment the game begins.
Q. What prevents a player from cheating by standing completely behind a tree or obstacle, or using a hand to cover the SunBand sensor?
A. Because the SunBand has three sensors equally spaced around the head, a player might cover one, but not the other two. Since the gun is also equipped with sensors, if a player hides completely behind an obstacle and only sticks the front of their gun out to shoot, they can still be hit. A player could try covering a sensor by wearing a really big floppy hat or wig, but we’re pretty sure that would look a little suspicious!
Q: Is your equipment waterproof?
A: Like all electronics, our gear does not like water, but will generally survive encounters with water. If, when playing in rain, you find the guns are malfunctioning, stop the game, take the guns inside, and let them dry out on a table.
Q. Several laser tag companies claim to have the same range, or better, than Steradian equipment. How can I test your (and their) equipment to make sure the range is as specified?
A. We guarantee our range to be what we advertise. If you receive a new Steradian gun and SunBand that doesn't perform to our stated specs, return it to us and we'll replace that set absolutely free! If you want to test your equipment to see for yourself, we’ve provided some tips on how to accurately test laser tag equipment range.
Q: How close does the aim have to be to record a hit?
A: At long range, the spread of the beam is a few feet. This is what we have found to be the best compromise between pinpoint accuracy and fun.
Q: Since the beam spreads as it goes, does it get easier to hit targets at distance?
A: While the beam does spread, its power also drops over distance, so the percentage of the beam that can actually score a hit reduces. The end result is that you actually have to aim more accurately to hit targets that are farther away.
Q: Does shooting interfere with the sensors? Can I still be hit if I am shooting?
A: Yes, you can be hit while shooting.
Q: How long does a charge last in a gun? How long does it take to charge the guns?
A: Because of the lithium-ion battery we use, the charge will last all day (12+ hours). As a routine, just plug it in at night, as you would your cell phone, and it will be ready for use the next day. You can set up shelves or counter space for your guns, with power outlets nearby; this helps to remind you to plug in each gun at the end of the day.
It takes about three hours to give a gun a full charge if it's totally empty. That charge will last twelve hours of constant run time. We use lithium-ion battery technology to give the most battery life and fastest recharge time for the least amount of weight.
Q: Does the lens need to be aligned, cleaned, or adjusted?
A: No, the lens is fixed-focus and sealed. The lens is also recessed into the gun frame, so it's almost impossible for it to get scratched. You may need to occasionally wipe off the exterior if it gets dirty, but that's it.