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Mass Effect Omni-tool Replica is No Hologram

by Lambert Varias

Mass Effect certainly inspires some of the best replicas and cosplay I’ve ever seen. Here’s another winner from Chris Myles, a replica of the Omni-tool, the coolest looking computer in the galaxy. It even has the Omni Blade enhancement that debuted in Mass Effect 3.

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We know how skilled Myles is when it comes to creating videogame replicas because of the ones he made based on Portal. For the Omni-tool he used 2.5mm sheet acrylic, which he laser cut, heated and then bent by hand.

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Where are the hardware parts of the Omni-tool anyway? Are they in the user’s glove? And how can a hologram be used for stabbing?

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[Chris Myles’ Flickr Page via Rampaged Reality]




Comments (5):

  1. No. says:

    The blade is not technically a hologram; the omni-tool rapidly manufactures a silicon-carbide blade and a hologram extends over it to illuminate the blade so that the user doesn’t burn himself/herself. This is done because the blade is nearly transparent, and someone could easily burn or maim themselves with it.

  2. Randi says:

    PLEASE! Please tell me where I can buy this!

  3. MEfan says:

    That is amazing, i want one. /cry but the real thing would be even more badass

  4. Jon says:

    Where could I get one?

  5. Charlie says:

    Y u no sell??

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