I happen to come across an iPhone app the other day called "Inteliscope". If you aren't famillar with it, basically it is a free app that utlizes your iPhone camera and is supposed to be used as an optic for firearms, paintball, and airsoft guns. In order to mount it on your weapon you have to buy a mount from Inteliscope's website, here. I've played around with the app. It's really interesting, you can choose from different reticles, adjust distance, add/remove various things from its HUD(such as a 24hr clock, your location in coordinates, compass) record video, etc. It also has a button to activate the flashlight on the back of the iPhone to strobe.
Has anyone had experience with this app? Is it worth endangering your precious smartphone for an optic? What do you guys think?
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dean, that's what i was thinking, it's still just a risk i wouldnt be willing to take without the plexiglass. X, my fault. I just used the 400$ as more or less an estimate. Ipod's are still expensive, and even if you don't physically break them and have to replace it, you still have a screen to replace and possibly an unusable phone/iPod. Not to mention some of your data me be gone as well. (highly unlikely... but it's possible.)
If you have the money, all for it. Since I don't, I think its a bad idea.
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Yeah I'm not saying I would throw an iPod on as a "scope". No real zoom, fragile, expensive, needs to be charged, takes up a ton of peripheral vision, heavy (compared to a dot sight), looks dumb, ... The list is endless.
I'd like to see how long an iPwnd lasts on a "tactical rifle".
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That's true, X. It'd probably add a lot of weight and take up peripheral vision. I'm curious, though, as to whether or not its pro's outweigh the cons. On one hand you've got a compass, clock, 'optic' and tac-light. But these are at the expense of extra sight, the cost of the mount, probably fragile as hell, and potentially looks.
It seems more useful as a compass and clock and whatnot than an optic. But I'm still really curious and haven't found a real review yet. The phone/iPod would probably shatter with a real firearm, but that goes without saying. I'm only interested in airsoft application.