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How Night Vision Optics Fit Into Your 4th of July Plans

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Alright everyone, it is almost 4th of July! Which means camping trips, hunting trips, and more. This time of year is always great to see friends and family—and it would be even greater with some night vision optics. Here are ways some optics can fit into your 4th of July plans this year.

Camping Trips

4th of July typically brings about camping trips. Having a pair of night vision optics to bring along with you can be beneficial and fun. Each pair of our X-Vision night vision optics can be used both during the daytime and nighttime. So, enjoy using them as a pair of regular binoculars on your hike to your campsite. And once nighttime rolls around, you can take them out to see if you can spot any animals. They can also be used as a safety measure to see where you are walking if you happen to get stuck walking back to your campsite after the sun goes down.


X-Vision night vision optics coyoteHunting Trips

A long weekend calls for taking a hunting trip with some buddies. What better way to do some night hunting than to use a pair of night vision optics? Hog hunting is extremely popular with the use of night vision devices. Most of our binoculars allows you to take videos and pictures through the device. Before you go out on your trip, just be sure it is legal to hunt at night in the state you are in.

Help Navigate in the Dark

It’s fairly obvious that night vision optics help you to see in the dark. Having a pair handy for 4th of July weekend could help you get back home safely after viewing the fireworks. Not only that, but if you have any pets that are skittish when it comes to fireworks, you can help keep an eye on them. Or even use a night vision device to help find them if they were to run off.

Showing Friends & Family

Night vision optics are fun for the whole family. You don’t have to use a night vision device just for hunting or camping. Showing family or friends what it’s like to look through a night vision device brings fun for everyone. Seeing people’s reactions of looking through the device for the first time is like no other! So this 4th of July, bring a pair of night vision binoculars to show off.

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Meet the Product: XANB30 Night Vision Goggles

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Here at X-Vision Optics, we’ve got many options when it comes to night vision goggles. If you are new to buying night vision or having trouble deciding, this guide might help you out. Let us tell you about our Deluxe Digital Night Vision Binoculars so you can be sure you buy the right pair for you!

Why the XANB30 Deluxe Digital Night Vision Binocular?

These night vision goggles bring together affordability, functionality, and capability all into one device. Going on a hog hunt soon or a fun camping trip? You can record videos using a memory card to showcase your hunts and adventures. These binoculars can also take pictures so you can show your friends and family later. Even though they have “night vision” in the title, you can use it during the daytime AND at nighttime. You can use it for hunting, bird watching, surveillance, camping, and more!

night vision goggles on woman's neckHigh-Performance Distance Range

These night vision goggles allow you to see up to 150 yards during the nighttime. If you wish to use it during the daytime, you can view up to 400 yards. See clearly through the device and capture quality images and videos.

Long Battery Life

The Deluxe Night Vision Binocular has a daytime battery life of 10 hours. Its nighttime battery life consists of up to 6 hours of performance. You should use AA Alkaline batteries when operating this night vision device. Alkaline batteries allow these night vision goggles to perform to the best of their ability. We wrote a blog on why you should use Alkaline batteries over other types of batteries, you can view it here!

Easy to Use

The Deluxe Digital night vision goggles are extremely easy to use. With 5 simple buttons, they will give you straightforward operation and ease of use. You can comfortably use these binoculars to view with both eyes, including the use of glasses.

Interested and want to learn more? Check out our Product Video for more information!

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Why Streaming from the KRAD Digital Night Vision Scope is Important

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As you might remember, we launched our new KRAD digital night vision scope a couple of months ago. This scope has the capability to connect your phone to the scope’s WiFi. You can see exactly what the scope is aiming at while viewing it on your phone or tablet. So, if you’ve ever wondered why you would want a digital night vision scope with streaming capabilities, stick around and we will tell you!

digital night vision target screenshotFirearm Safety

One of the most important things about hunting is firearm safety. Being able to see exactly what the scope is pointing at by viewing it on your phone or tablet allows you to help younger hunters make sure they are being safe. It also helps to tell them how to be accurate and consistent. With just starting out, you can tell a young hunter where to aim and what to aim at, without even having to physically look through the scope. Its video capabilities allow you to record their target and shot. This way you can replay it back and tell them how to do better next time.

Allows Anyone with a Physical Disability to Still Enjoy Hunting

There are some hunters out there with physical disabilities that make it difficult to enjoy hunting. With streaming capabilities, a hunter can aim at their target without having to physically look through the scope. By viewing the screen on a tablet, you can aim at your target and see the target easier. It also allows more freedom for the hunter to be able to aim and shoot on their own while still being safe. This feature of the digital night vision scope allows any type of hunter to use it.

Connect With a Few Friends

Another great feature of the KRAD digital night vision scope is that you can have a few of your friends connect to the WiFi at the same time. If you are out hunting with some buddies, they can get in on the action. Have your friends watch you in real-time as you aim at your target.

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Best Monocular Night Vision: Meet the XANB60 Rangefinder

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There are a lot of different types of rangefinders and monoculars out there on the market. So why do we think our XANB60 is the best monocular night vision? Keep reading to find out!

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Our Digital Night Vision Monocular is small—and for a good reason! It can easily fit in your pocket when out hunting with your friends. It is the best monocular night vision because you won’t ever have to worry about finding a place to put it. Place it away for safekeeping in the pocket of your coat or pants or keep it around your wrist with the wrist strap. You can also easily hold it in one hand.

High Performance Distance Range

Although the XANB60 is small, it is mighty! You can see as far as 150 yards during the nighttime, or up to 400 yards during the daytime. The XANB60 is the best monocular night vision because it is equipped with an invisible IR light. This allows you to clearly see animals or objects during the night without extra external light.

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This digital night vision monocular has a long-lasting battery life. It lasts up to 9 hours of usage during the daytime, or 4 hours of usage during the nighttime. It requires 6 AA Alkaline batteries (not included with your purchase).

Why Use a Night Vision Monocular?

You can use a night vision monocular for many reasons. The XANB60 is the best monocular night vision because you can use it for hunting, surveillance, and more. Monoculars offer the most versatility and accessories. You can use our XANB60 monocular with or without eyeglasses. Looking through a night vision device such as a monocular also gives you better situational awareness. This is because one eye is looking through the device, while the other eye has peripheral vision of what is around you.

Interested in Learning More?

Check out our video of our XANB60 Digital Night Vision Monocular here.

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What is the Difference Between Night Vision and Thermal? What to Know Before you Buy a New Product for Your Hunting Night Out

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There are lots of different types of products out there to help you in your hunting endeavors. It’s important to know the difference between night vision and thermal products, since they aren’t the same. If you are looking for a new product to buy for that next hunting night, here is some information you should know!

What is Night Vision?

Night vision products allow you to see in low light or very dark conditions. They take any surrounding light and make it visible to the human eye. If you were to use a night vision binocular during a hunting night, you would see images in a green tone. You cannot see images in color when using a night vision device at night. Many people use a night vision device for a hunting night with friends or family. However, these types of devices are also commonly used by the military and law enforcement. It is important to keep in mind there are different night vision hunting laws depending on U.S. state.

thermal image of deer hunting night What is Thermal Imaging?

Thermal imaging is different than night vision. Thermal imaging uses infrared scanners to detect different heat signatures of objects in relation to what is around them. This gets transferred into an image. Higher heat signatures are typically brighter and easier to see, normally highlighted with yellow, red, or orange. If you were to use a thermal imaging device during your hunting night, you’d be able to see animals even if they are obscured by shrubbery.


Hunting night vision and thermal visionWhich One is Better?

Both night vision devices and thermal devices have their respective advantages. If you are planning on navigating to your tree stand in the dark, a night vision device would be the way to go. Our XANR100 Night Vision Rangefinder is the perfect device for this. Take it out during any hunting night or right before dawn to get the best use out of it. If you want to spot animals even if they are hidden by shrubs, then thermal imaging would be better. Both options are great for a hunting night out with friends.


The last thing to keep in mind is that thermal products are almost always more expensive than night vision products. This doesn’t mean one is a better option over the other, they just have different uses. Both the military and law enforcement use both types of products. And with growing technology, now you can too. To learn more about thermal imaging and night vision, you can check out this great article from Optics Planet.

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X Optics: Oklahoma Hog Hunting

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Want to learn about different types of hunting from across the United States? Well, looks like today you are in luck, and the focus is all on Oklahoma! The x optics team is taking a deep dive into hog hunting. In Oklahoma, hog hunting season occurs anytime between January 16th and September 30th on public lands. On private lands, hog hunting can occur year-round. Check here for more information on public vs private land regulations.

Do You Need a License?

Long answer short, yes! You need a hunting license to hunt feral hogs.

Why do People Hunt for Hogs?

Hogs are known to damage crops and forests. Not only this, but they also cause damage to other animal’s habitats. Many southern states spend thousands of dollars to fix damage done by wild hogs. On top of this, hogs carry diseases that can spread to animals and also humans. Throw some ticks, fleas, and lice into the mix, and you’ll really understand why these animals cause such a problem. Wild hogs are known as an invasive species in the United States.

what x optics could I use OK Hog HuntingWhat X Optics Could I Use?

Night vision is legal to hunt hogs with in Oklahoma! So, grab an x optics night vision binocular and get ready for the action. The x optics Hands-Free Night Vision Binocular is probably the go-to. You can use the headstrap to securely attach it over your eyes and keep your hands free for full control over your gun. Don’t miss out on any of the action with the ability to take photos and videos! The x optics XANB35 Xtreme Night Vision Binocular is also a great option with similar features as the hands-free version.

Got More Questions?

Got more questions on the rules and regulations of hog hunting in Oklahoma? Check out this website here for frequently asked questions.

If you’ve ever wondered what it looks like to look through the x optics XANB35 binoculars, watch this video of when our team went hog hunting!

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Even the Best Night Binoculars need Alkaline Batteries—Here’s Why

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Why is it that even the best night binoculars seem to ask for Alkaline batteries? There is a good chance that if your night vision binocular uses batteries, it asks you to use Alkaline batteries. So, why do Alkaline batteries seem better than any other kind? Here are some advantages we found to using Alkaline batteries, so your binocular can be one of the best night binoculars you’ve ever had.

Advantage #1: Higher Energy Density

There are many advantages to using alkaline batteries, especially when they help your binoculars to be the best night binoculars they can be. Alkaline batteries have a higher density, which means that it has double the energy density. Consequently, this allows Alkaline batteries to produce the same energy as other batteries while lasting longer.

Alkaline battery x optics operates in cold weather best night binocularsAdvantage #2: Operates in Cold Weather

Have you ever tried using a device outside and the battery seems to die almost instantly? Alkaline batteries can withstand the cold much better than other types of batteries. This means you will get longer use out of your product when fall and winter roll around.




Advantage #3: Standard Sizing & Safe

Did you know that Alkaline batteries have a standard size that is easy to use in almost every product you buy? From the best night binoculars to night vision monoculars, you won’t have to worry about the battery not fitting. Alkaline batteries are also made from materials that are safer for people. Not to mention, they do not harm the environment as much as other battery types do.

Advantage #4: Longevity

Alkaline batteries have a much longer life than other types of batteries. These types of batteries can last up to about seven years unused. Some of the best night binoculars can be unused for years and still work well if Alkaline batteries are installed. So, if you want to get the most out of your batteries, Alkaline is the way to go.

In conclusion, use Alkaline batteries to ensure your night vision binoculars perform to the best of their ability. If you’d like any additional information, check out this website here.

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Spring Turkey Hunting – Must Have Optics for a Successful Hunt

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We Have The Perfect Optics For Spring Turkey Hunting!

If you ask any avid turkey hunter, they tell you there is no better season to target the American Wild Tukey than in the Spring. Wild turkeys have a habitat range that spreads across the vast majority of North America! This is all the way from Canada to Mexico and coast to coast. Because of their widespread abundance, wild turkeys have quickly become one most widely pursued and popular bird species to hunt over the last decade. Spring turkey hunting can be one of best and most exhilarating times to capitalize on targeting these large game birds. We’ve put together a list of the optics gear you’ll want to consider bringing to make your hunt more successful.

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March 1st, 2021: X-Vision Brings MOA Red Dot Sights

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For Immediate Release

Red Wing, Minnesota (March 1st, 2021); X-Vision Optics expands product offering with the introduction of red dots and magnifier designed with edge by users themselves.

Three new MOA red dot sights, a red dot magnifier and a prism scope kickoff a spring of new product introductions for X-Vision Optics. The product development team at X-Vision used customer input and field trials to build out a lineup of red dots. The feedback led to the perfect combination of trusted precision, durability, and attainability.

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Hunting Coyotes at Night: Why Night Vision?

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Why Night Vision is Beneficial to Coyote Hunting

Hunting Coyotes at night versus the daylight can provide you with some of the best opportunities for a successful coyote hunt.  Not to mention, the added thrill and adrenaline rush that often coincides with hunting these predators in total darkness. As you gear up, research, and prepare for hunting coyotes at night, you might begin to have questions. Why choose night vision optics over other options such as thermal, or light spotting? Here are some top reasons to consider night vision over the alternatives.

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