Turning the iPhone into a valuable night vision scope.

Turning the iPhone into a valuable night vision scope.

What is night vision in iPhone Fans of Apple technologies probably already know. Now you can turn your iPhone (4 and 4S models) into a device for night video and image recording, allowing to spy what other people are doing in the dark.

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A new application? No, there’s not an app for that! It’s not that simple and it’s not for everyone, since the costs are not exactly low. For those who would like to obtain this device simply because it is a “cool” gadget (and it is for real), you’d better keep in mind the quite prohibitive costs.

We are talking about a device, the iPhone USNV Night Vision Adapter. An adapter, in short, a kind of telescope to be connected to the iPhone which enables you to clearly see everything that happens in a night environment without any light. Once installed the external device, the iPhone offers, thus, a display for night vision and to record video and photos, zoom and adjust optic settings, geo-tag your footage, and send images to others.

“This adapter really is a game changer. By integrating their iPhones and night vision scopes, professionals in the field can take the individual situational awareness that they currently enjoy to the next level, team-based shared awareness. For command and control, shared awareness supercharges their ability to plan, direct and control a networked emergency response,” said Stewart Firman, the director of NightVisionExperts.com.

The Night Vision iPhone Adapter, then, is not for everyone. The average user, in fact, might find it of limited use and interest. Much more useful is, however, for first responders and other professionals who seek a means of sending critical data quickly and cost efficiently. Other potential users include sportsmen, surveillance professionals and broadcasters.

People who does not have an iPhone, instead, can now rely on other devices that allow a clear vision even in the darkest nights. They can acquire, for example, a thermal camera, the cost of which are no longer an obstacle for those who need to do night shooting in a discreet and, above all, accurate way. Thermal cameras, in fact, today are more and more silent, with no warning lights and they can really work in extreme environments, in a very wide temperature range, enabling you to take pictures even far away from the operator, with powerful zoom and very high resolution.