Smartphone Can See Through Rifle Scope

Smartphone Can See Through Rifle Scope

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Now smartphones can become a training tool or instant replay device when attached to a rifle scope. A new specially-engineered attachment recently exposed allows users to look through their rifle scopes while recording what they see on a smartphone at the same time.

Skoped Vision adapter was developed by Phone Skope, for activities ranging from birdwatching to microbiology and security.

The device has tactical and law enforcement applications since it could allow real-time monitoring of exercises, drills and other training. Law enforcement teams can have a live feed streaming while clearing a building, for example.

Hunters can adapt their smartphone to their optics to take pictures and view distant objects, taking advantage of the smartphone’s high-quality camera. The technology also enables to capture images and share them, according to the company’s website.

In the medical field, the technology allows the capturing, recording, and sharing of experiments conducted under a microscope and other instruments.

The company was long stymied by the challenge of making a rifle adapter, but because of the necessity to maintain an eye relief of three to four inches from the scope, placement of the smartphone attachment proved to be difficult. The development works it out by having the smartphone face to the side and using a mirror to allow the camera to pick up what the user sees through the scope.

According to, this also turns the phone into a handy device for shooting instruction, when instructors standing by the shooter can teach him how to shoot.

Users will need a model-specific smartphone case and a separate, universal adaptor, which can fit tight against any scope with an adjustable ratchet strap.