[SHOT 2021] New N-Vision Optics HALO-X Thermal Sight

    Recently TFB broke the news about the Nox Thermal Monocular from N-Vision Optics, and since it’s that time of the year again there’s more to be revealed. The3 models of their new HALO-X series thermal sights combine a BAE Systems sensor and the most demanded features like video recording and WiFi connectivity. The top model, HALOXRF, also has an integrated laser range finder.

    This is the list of features of the top model, HALO-XRF thermal scope:

    • – BAE thermal core
    • – Built-in Video and Audio Recording
    • – Streaming
    • – Built-in Laser Range Finder
    • – Rechargeable 18650 batteries
    • – Zoom sensitive Zeroing
    • – Eight Reticle choices (2 Mil Dot)

    The base magnification on the 35mm is 2.5 and the 50mm has 3.5.

    [SHOT 2021] New N-Vision Optics HALO-X Thermal Sight

    Here’s what N-Vision Optics had to say:

    N-Vision Optics is excited to announce the release of the groundbreaking HALO-X product line.  Our latest products combine state of the art BAE thermal imaging CORE with top customer demanded features. All products in the HALO-X line feature high-quality onboard video recording and WiFi connectivity.  

    The most advanced model HALO-XRF is equipped with an integrated laser range finder.   HALO-X is proudly designed and built in the US, making it the ultimate US-made thermal scope available to the hunting market.

    BAE 640 x 480, 12 um, 60 Hz thermal imaging core
    Upgraded 50 mm F1.1 Germanium objective lens
    Field of View 9° x 7°
    640 x 480 B&W OLED Display
    Digital Zoom: 2x, 4x, and 8x

    Built-in Video and Audio Recording
    HALO-X eliminates the need for external recorders. Pixel accurate 60 Hz videos are internally captured and stored for later transfer to the user’s PC via USB connection.

    The streaming feature permits the user to stream videos over the WiFi connection and possibly broadcast the hunts in real-time to Youtube, Facebook, or any other social media if it is still allowed and available.

    Laser Range Finder (HALO-XRF)
    HALO-XRF features a built-in laser range finder with a range of up to 1,000 yards/meters.

    Rechargeable 18650 Batteries
    HALO-X operates on two rechargeable 18650 batteries, providing up to 7 hours of run time (at room temperature).

    Zoom Sensitive Zeroing
    Reticle movement steps are zoom dependent, which allows for the most precise zeroing.

    Eight reticle choices and four weapon profiles allow to choose the best suitable configuration and seamlessly move the Halo-X between different weapons or switch ammunition.  Two offered reticles feature mil spaced subtensions.

    USB-C Connector
    Standard USB-C type cable is used for user software updates, downloading videos and still images, or powering up the HALO-X with an external 5V (USB) power source.

    HALO-X will be shipping in March of 2021 and will be available in 3 models: 35mm lens (HALOX35), 50 mm lens (HALOX50), and 50mm lens with integrated range finder (HALOXRF). More information is available on the N-Vision Optics website.

    The HALOs are designed and built in the USA.

    The MSRPs are as follows:

    HALOX35: Retail price of $7,995 
    HALOX50: Retail price of $8,995
    HALOXRF: Retail price of $9,995

    The HALO-Xs will be shipping in March of 2021.

    What do you think of the features and price point? Let us know in the comments below.

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6×6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.