Ever been annoyed at your phone camera for being useless at night? If you have, you can now buy an adapter for the Galaxy S III, iPad or iPhone 4/4s/5 that lets you attach professional optics on your phone – or should I say attach your phone to professional optics, as the optics we’re talking about here aren’t small. The adapters works with AN/PVS-14, AN/PVS-15, and AN/PVS-7 & FLIR Recom M2 standards, as well as others via adapters. I don’t really know exactly what that means, but the examples on the product page show the adapter being used with night vision equipment as well as monoculars.

This is obviously very specialized equipment, made for being used with equipment far more expensive than anything the average consumer would buy, so I won’t pretend to know what I’m talking about. I do however find this to be a very interesting use for the high quality cameras we find in today’s smartphones. If you already have the equipment and the phone, putting them together for some night vision/long range action seems like an excellent idea.

[US Night Vision]