Being a star wars fan for years, i always was into lasers. Now that i've got time on my hands to indulge in, i've finally decided to start a new hobby. Lasers.
Over 10 years ago, lasers were horribly expensive. Now they are affordable and easy to buy. All it takes is a bit of research on laser forums and chatting to the experts there. People are very friendly at laser forums and keen to give advice.
I ended up buying a laser pointer from www.dragonlasers.com
They are definitely not toys so you need to take them seriously. You don't even have to be technically inclined to enjoy it.
These are some photos of another mature age laser enthusiast (not known to me) from laser forums
[img width=750 height=562]http://l.b5z.net/i/u/6050995/i/testimonials/006/006-03.JPG[/img]
[img width=750 height=562]http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k102/windstrings/Hercules%20laser/Herculesheldinhand.jpg[/img]
I'll take my own photos later.
If lasers are not your thing, no problem. There are a whole host of other high tech gadgets that make delightful past times.