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Spy Net Recording Goggles - Night Vision

by SpyNet

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  • See up to 50 feet in complete darkness
  • Record up to 20 Minutes of Video
  • Capture up to 2000 Photos
  • USB Compatible
  • Mac & PC Compatible

WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 30.1 x 11.1 x 31.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Batteries 4 AA batteries required.
  • Item model number: 32687
  • ASIN: B006859J8K
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: April 6 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #29,970 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Risé on Jan. 2 2013
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My son got it for Christmas and he loves it. It has different night vision settings and comes with a USB which can record his adventures in the dark. Awesome.
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By Connie on Jan. 17 2013
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We bought this for our grandson and he liked it very much. The strap was broken when it arrived, but that was an easy fix and he was out the door with a big smile. He especially liked the recording function.
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Amazon.com: 67 reviews
165 of 169 people found the following review helpful
Actual video of toy. Pretty good little toy. Dec 26 2011
By Ernest S Sanchez - Published on Amazon.com
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Update 26 Feb: After doing an educational outing with these to a local elementary school and my general love of this product I upgraded the rating to 5 star. Originally I gave it 4 as an average of the sub ratings for toys (i gave 3,4, and 5 for an average of 4). But these things are just too cool. Despite a few limitations they are just awesome. The outing went well and the kids absolutely loved them.

Original review:

I made a video using this product to give people an idea of what they would see with it. Ignore the part where I say it is a different product, that was for something else this is the product. Keep in mind the resolution on the thing is not top quality by any means, and that affects picture quality. I did not have it well focused at the beginning, as you will see part way through. I managed to get a second regular camera running at the same time and have it mostly synchronized. Sorry, the sound may drift off at the end as I am still learning to do these video techniques.

As to the regular camera, it can see the IR a little better than the human eye even with the filter. The first setting (which it shows as dim purple) is invisible to human eyes. The second setting (brighter purple) actually shows as a very dim red to human eyes, only visible in pretty dark settings.

These binoculars work on very early night vision technology. The upside is that the imaging mode is not hurt by bright light (as you saw at the beginning of my video in a lit room). Newer better technology night vision amplifies light and would likely get toasted if used in bright conditions, thus this is a better option for kids. However, anyone with a set of these can see the giant flashlight coming off your binocs as well, just like I could see it in the mirror.

The battery life listed on my box says ~3 hours. I have used mine about an hour and am still going fine. It takes 4 AA batteries. Remember it works by having a giant (albeit invisible to humans) flashlight on it so it is no surprise it is kind of power hungry. Be very careful to turn them off when not in use, as there is very little indication when on and can be easily left draining batteries.

Finally, keep in mind it is a toy product. It is not designed for high end state of the art, if that is what you want be ready to pay for it. I paid a little less than the $60 amazon has it for, but I think that is still a decent price for the toy. I do a lot of science education for my job and plan on using this to teach kids about EM radiation, in particular IR. You can show them why remotes don't work when you block them and that light still exists even when we can't see it. It is less practical for kids to be overly rough and tumble with it, but the educational/cool factor more than makes up for it. Also, as I mention in the video it has no depth perception, so be careful running.

tl dr: Good little toy works as advertised in the dark & light with 50s era night vision technology, don't have your expectations too high it is not professional equipment. Kids seem to love them for the cool factor and they can be very useful for teaching science concepts if applied properly.
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Works as advertised Jan. 15 2012
By Rodney D. McNeel - Published on Amazon.com
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Got this a few days ago. Like it. Records night vision with sound. (watch out for trees when walking! ;) One thing...if Supposed to be stealthy...why does 1gb usb stick have a red light on it? DUH! (wish usb stick did not stick straight up...worried about breaking). Depth perception a problem when moving around so take care. But can see in total darkness. One thing...if outside in dark when activating, turn on away from eyes...as the turn on screen is bright white and ruins night vision! Distance not spectacular...but it IS a toy. Overall...I think these are pretty cool! I just need to adapt to be hands-free like in the movies...perhaps a headlamp strap and hot glue gun? ;) Oh...watched a cat walk across backyard. I would make a slight noise every so often to get it's attention...but cat could not recognize my presence. Without glasses...was pitch black and could not see anything!
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Expert review Dec 5 2011
By Ben Burke - Published on Amazon.com
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I also give this toy five stars because of its ability to do exactly what it's intended to do. Enable a child to have some fun. Of course the specifications of this toy cannot compare to actual infra-red goggles used by the military. I would recommend this to any child over the age of 8 (it is recommended for children age 8 and older). I even recommend it to an adult who would like to have this technology for personal, legal use. When this technology first hit the consumer market several years ago, they were very expensive, several hundred dollars up to a few thousand dollars. Amazon has a decent price, but I'm sorry you missed the deal November 28th on Woot.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Great for kids Oct. 12 2012
By I can't believe I everything and what - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased this to help with taking the dog out at night. The area I take him is wooded and known for bear activity, especially around this time of year as they prepare for hibernation. The product page rated them as being able to light up 50' of area, however they were only able to light up 25' or so, if I was lucky. As such, what before was barely enough distance, became very much not enough. I just prepared a RMA for these, and UPS will be picking them up Monday.

And yes, I was aware of the power switch and tried it on both settings.

That being said, they may be good for kids. While the color is very washed out, you can see very clearly up to the end of the viewing area. They're a cheap alternative to paying $200+ for a pair of better night vision goggles which could end up getting broken easily by kids.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Useful, especially for the price Sept. 1 2012
By chavez - Published on Amazon.com
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Don't expect to get this out of the box and be able to navigate around the woods with no issues. This is a toy. Having said that.... I was very pleased with the product I got for the price I paid. It works and allows me to see in the dark. It only has one camera, so like everyone else said, depth perception is out the windows. You are able to focus with a dial, the rubber around your eyes is comfortable, the strap is a tad short. It's made of plastic. There is a low/high setting, and there is a BIG difference. You can record what you see to the USB it comes with(have not used this function). Overall, I was happy with my purchase for the price. it doesn't look like a toy is why I bought it mainly. I originally wanted it to see where my little dog was slipping out of the back yard under our fence. It definitely helped me do that.

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