Armasight Announces Handheld Sidekick 640 Mini Thermal Monocular

Eric B
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Armasight Announces Handheld Sidekick 640 Mini Thermal Monocular

Armasight has announced the Sidekick 640 Mini Thermal Monocular, intended for handheld use or helmet mounting. The thermal sensor is 12 micron, 640 pixels, 60 Hz, which is displayed on a 1024×768 OLED display. The user interface is through a three-button control, and the display can run several color palettes. The unit is light, only 384 grams, and uses a composite body. In terms of connectivity, there’s a USB-C interface for external power. There’s also a compass and an internal video recording and image capture function.

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Armasight Announces Handheld Sidekick 640 Mini Thermal Monocular

Trailblazer and category leader in thermal and night vision, Armasight announces the release of the Sidekick 640 handheld Thermal Monocular. The Sidekick is available immediately online and in select retail outlets.

The Sidekick 640 is the smallest fully multi-functional 12-micron 640 thermal imaging monocular on the market. This unit boasts a fast 60Hz frame rate for smooth operation and industry-best, outstanding visual acuity, based on Armasight’s Iron Wolf thermal technology platform. Weighing under 384 grams, the Sidekick can be used as a handheld mini-monocular or can be headset/helmet mounted utilizing the built-in mini-rail for hands- free operation. The high definition 1024 × 768 OLED display provides a crisp image, with iconography providing key information. The Sidekick utilizes simplified 3 button controls that allow for easy manipulation in the field and offers one-touch in-unit video recording.

The Sidekick 640 offers an extensive suite of features including video and image capture, USB video stream, USB-C interface for viewing your recordings and photos on external devices such as computers or televisions. Users will enjoy the functionality of multiple color palettes, intuitive simple 3 button controls, and compatibility with the Rayvn Rail Bridge Mount for helmet mounting with PVS-14, MNVD, or second Sidekick (sold separately).

Package Includes: Thermal Monocular, 2 × CR123A Battery, USB-C Cable, Battery Extender, Product Manual, Lens Cloth, Soft Case Designed and Assembled in the USA.

The Armasight Sidekick 640 is available for purchase at as well as through select dealers now.


  • Multiple color palettes
  • Intuitive 3-button control
  • Dovetail Mini-Rail included for Helmet Mounting
  • Works with Rayvn Rail Bridge Mount for helmet mounting with PVS-14, MNVD, or second Sidekick (sold separately)
  • Video Recording & Image Capture
  • USB-C Interface for External Devices
  • Works with External Power Banks via USB-C
  • Compass
  • ULTEM Composite Body and Ergonomic Design

Check Prices on Armasight Sidekick 640 Thermal Monoculars

The MSRP for the Armasight Sidekick 640 is $3,299.

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Eric B
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 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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