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Hilti’s new PR 2-HS is a multipurpose rotating laser designed to withstand the brutal conditions of exterior use. Due to a shock-absorbing casing, the laser can handle drops from standard tripod height. It is also dust-tight and water-resistant. In bright light, a separate sensor can pick up the laser's beam 1,000 feet away from the base unit. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery powers the laser for up to 30 hours per charge, according to the manufacturer. Hilti offers two free calibrations during the first two years of ownership. Price: $1,450 / COO: Germany / us.hilti.com