The good thing about SHOT Show, it is not just about firearms. You do find other interesting items.
Here are two items we found.
First up, Nexoptic. What these guys are doing is making electronic binoculars. You have the optical clarity of traditional glass binoculars with the modern convenience of additional digital zoom and the ability to take photos and video.
Unfortunately I didn't take photos of it, so I'll just link to their website and you can see it for yourself.
The next item is something that really caught my attention. Night vision and thermal imagers are all the rage now. Everyone is coming out with their own version of this technology. The biggest problem is the image is either that green color (for night vision) or various color scales for thermal. You get a general image but not a lot of detail.
Well, how about if you have a full color image? That would be useful.
In comes SiOnyx. They do just that. Using a different sensor technology, they have created a monocle device that gives you a full color image.
It can be used as a stand alone device or attached to the picatiny rail on your rifle.
I've been looking for a good night vision device and this may be it. Pricing is not outrageous either. Starting at $799, it is very cost competitive with the competition. I think you get a lot for your money.
Again, no pictures, but really innovative technology. Go check them out.
I know, boring post. no pictures.
Don't worry, better posts to come with pictures.