iPhone Night Vision from Night Optics

iphone night vision

Night Optics USA, a Bushnell company, is now selling night vision adaptor kits for the iPhone 4/4s/5.  The new kits allow a user to use the video recording capabilities of the iPhone through a variety of night vision weapon sights and vision systems.

MSRP on the kits range from $184.99 to $189.99, not including the actual night vision optics.

iphone night vision

Adapting the iPhone to gun optics is not unique to Night Optics USA.  Steve has previously reported on similar devices here and here.

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  • bbmg

    Combined with that iphone crosshair app, this could be interesting for a night vision sight on a budget…

    Nevermind, I thought the $190 price tag included the optics! Save your money and buy yourself a proper sight :)

  • floppyscience

    I really wish people would develop these kinds of things for Android. Why does the iPhone seemingly hold 99% of the aftermarket with only ~20% of the actual smartphone market? 75% of us have Android nowadays. Is it because only iPhone buyers are dumb enough to pay so much money for gimmicky gizmos?

    • CrankyFool

      I’m an Android user, so I share your pain.

      That said, the iPhone has one thing Android doesn’t — consistent hardware specs. This is critical for anything that basically bolts onto the phone and requires alignment with the camera. Want to service the current iPhone? You know exactly what it looks like. Want to service every iPhone released in the last three years? You’ve got two hardware specs, largely similar, to deal with (iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S are the same externally).

      So now look at the Android market. I have a recent-generation Samsung Galaxy S3; my wife just got an S4. Bang, we’re not compatible. Just to cover the Samsung Galaxy smartphone platform for the last three years, you’d need four different models. That doesn’t cover Samsung Galaxy Note, BTW.

      So that’s the problem, I suspect — Android may have 75% of the smartphone market, but that 75% is segmented between dozens of different phones, and you can’t serve them all well, especially if your product is hardware.

  • milo

    im getting pretty tired of the “stick your smartphone on a gun” shtick

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      Well those are the only two I’m aware of so no need to be tired:-)

    • ST4

      Me too! Let’s go back to the zombie theme! :P

  • northor

    I thought we already established that smartphones on gun optics was a good way to ruin your smartphone?

    Also wouldn’t the glowing screen ruin your eye night vision? I dunno, just sounds plain impractical to me.