Apps And Hardware For Operator Douchebags

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


11 responses to “Apps And Hardware For Operator Douchebags”

  1. When Apple announces their prviate paramilitary (iFight, LLC), they will probably use all this stuff.

    I wonder what an apple-made firearm would look like? Ubiquitous white polymer? Headphone jack? Outrageously overpriced, and uses only properietary accessories?

    In fact, I challenge anyone here to come up w/ a graphic of how they think an apple made gun would look.

    1. Within a year there would be an Android gun with twice the cyclic rate and costing half as much.

  2. dave w Avatar

    first of all it would only take iammo, a round that fits noting else

  3. Bobby Avatar

    So an Apple gun?

    Lets see… Over priced, properietary parts, Other, Cheaper makes do the same things better and are more user-serviceable… Isnt that H&K?

  4. enfieldem2 Avatar

    I think csi Miami did a thing about an apple gun, it didn’t look like a gun, was uber high tech and it could do things like shoot around corners. It also blew up in the users face.

  5. Stan Winston Avatar
    Stan Winston

    This device is to be able to take pictures with your phone/pad/whatever. There is no intent to be tactical. There is a whole world out there of civilian NV users (eg, TX hog hunters).

    NV pics are difficult to do right with any kind of camera without some device to attach the 2 in some manner. While overpriced, this one works quite well.

    disclaimer: i neither sell or use this device. i am merely a longtime civilian/hobby user of night vision.

  6. Aaron Geisler Avatar
    Aaron Geisler

    I shot a tactical rifle match on May 26th in Albany, OR. The Crimson Trace sponsored dark house stage was recorded for shooters with a $5 charity donation with an iPhone, adapter, and NV device. It was great.

  7. The whole iPad thing is getting out of hand. You look like a real asshole at your kids graduation taking pics with what I thought(at first) was a book. -True Story.

  8. These are just plain retarded…