Sypra has made a name for itself by creating powerful, electronic water guns, the first of which launched on Kickstarter in 2018. Now the company is adding a third water gun to its lineup, aptly named the SpyraThree, and it includes additional modes for you to take your fights super seriously or just looking for some casual summer fun.
Before we get to those, let’s take a look at what makes the Spyra more than just your standard Super Soaker – and why it can command its impressive $179.00 price tag of a gun. Like the SpyraTwo (which you can still get for about $5 less), the SpyraThree features an electronic launch system that can spray people from about 30 feet away and can send water almost 50 feet when you charge the “PowerShot “. That too reloading. Pop the muzzle in some water, pull the trigger forward, and in a few seconds you’re ready to keep blasting.
It also has a screen that shows you how full your tank and battery are. In a press release, the company says that a full charge will allow you to refill the tank about 100 times, and that each tank contains “approx. 22 Water Blasts”, each of which will hit your opponents with 30ml of water. By the way, you recharge this battery with USB-C, as it should be.
The SpyraThree has, you guessed it, three shooting modes, while the SpyraTwo only has one. Both feature what Spyra calls “League” mode, which lets you fire a limited number of shots before locking you in for a few seconds to “reload” and giving you access to the optional PowerShot. (Side note: I love that Spyra labels this as its “tournament mode” and I really hope there are people out there who take water gun battles as seriously as some people take airsoft, paintball, or Nerf.) SpyraThree, however, also includes an “open” mode that lets you fire as many times as you want without the artificial reload time, and a burst mode that fires three shots each time you pull the trigger. The company’s website warns that if you use the latter mode, “your tank will deplete insanely fast.”
Personally, I’m not one to spend $179 on a water gun that includes a mode designed for competitive gameplay — there’s just no room for it in my life, although I kind of wish there was. However, I’m really glad to see that this company continues to operate, giving people who are that seriously for water battles even more possibilities.