Special Operations

Ballistics apps for the iphone I can stomach… this just looks retarded:

Full story on the press release – HERE

I’m really at a loss for words with this one… It would absolutely make my day if I ever saw someone using any of those setups in real life.

Isn’t the whole point of night vision in special ops to also remain hidden in the darkness while you’re scoping things out?  How’s that going to work with a big display screen lighting everything up?  Even on the lowest brightness, those screens are still plenty bright when in the dark.  Is the point of using a screen rather then the regular eye piece so that 5 guys can be huddled around it at once?  If not, what is the point?  There is a lot of extra bulk, especially on the ipad example in the pic… but i’m thinking that particular setup might be for a tri-pod or vehicle application.

The eye-pieces on those things must be pretty strong if they can take mounting like that and resist a decent amount of shock.

I thought there was a chance this might just be a troll,  mainly because the Special Operations Apps website looks suspect and doesn’t have any real info on it.  Some more digging though, which lead me to US Night Vision where they sell the iPhone mount and iPad mount for $269 and $499 respectively. *facepalm*

It will be nice if/when night vision cameras are mirrorless someday.  This is one piece of technology that looks like it’s stuck back in the 90s.

Hat tip: Douglas

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