NRA 2014: iSights Picatinny Rail Mounts for iPhone & Samsung Galaxy

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One of my favorite things to find: a small company with a nifty product. iSights has released a rail-compatible (Weaver & Picatinny) rail adapter for the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy-series phones. The phone comes complete with available apps from the iTunes and Google Play stores.

After speaking with the reps, they confirm that this has been tested and will hold up to 5.56. Testing for other AR calibers will be coming “soon”. Their intent is to test to Barret .50 recoil.

The iSight mount retails for $39.99 and is available now from their website. You can check out the app anytime.

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Video of the action below:


Nathan S.

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  • bbmg

    Is this actually in production? The texture suggests 3D printing.

  • derfelcadarn

    If you have $40.00 to piss away buy beer, instead.

  • Clone

    How well does the phone hold up under recoil? I can believe that the mount can take it, but I’m not so sure about the electronics.

    • gunslinger

      “After speaking with the reps, they confirm that this has been tested and will hold up to 5.56. Testing for other AR calibers will be coming “soon”. Their intent is to test to Barret .50 recoil.”

      looks like ok for regualr AR (and anything with less recoil)

  • Kai

    I’m not sure I understand the recent trend to mount smartphones to rifles.

    • Tyler Marcoz

      How else will I facetime while I operate? What if someone messages me on Facebook?!

      • Kai

        You shouldn’t be on facetime when operating, you should be operating when operating!

        • Jon Hammett

          He was being facetious.

          • Kai

            lol I was too.

    • Phil Hsueh

      I think that the idea is to use it as something of a ballistics computer and possibly also as a way of just documenting your shoot for fun but I think that it’s as a ballistics computer is the main use.

      • Jon Hammett

        The pictures above have a background heralding the app and mount as “The Future of Optics.” To me, it looks like they are going for the gold with this to be able to use it as an oversized holographic sight or red dot.

  • Jon Hammett

    On their website, they are advertising it as being able to be used with Google Glass. That would allow you to have your phone mounted on your rifle and stick it around the corner and take a look-see. As far as HD goes, that isn’t a bad idea (except for the combined cost of over $2K).

  • ColaBox

    This COULD be interesting. Line the phone up with the bore and fire. instead of using a laser to adjust your sights you could have Siri say something like ‘Off 2.3 inches. Adjust here.’ and have a little counter on screen telling you where to adjust. Kinda like an IPhone version of that Tracker computer thing.