If you thought the Black Widow V3 was impressive then buckle up because you're about to be blown away by something much better: the Black Widow V4
Similar to the V3, the V4 is also a handheld infrared monocular. It's compact, durable, and designed to be an affordable solution for those looking to get their feet wet with high performance optics.
This particular model is exciting because it uses a CCD sensor rather than a CMOS sensor which is something you will not typically find at this price. In fact, this new sensor is so good that we did not even need to engage the infrared illuminator for most of our testing.
The V4 was designed with ease-of-use in mind which is why it has only two buttons. The last thing we want is for our customers to be fiddling around with configuration settings in a time-critical situation. Simply hold it up to your eye, press the power button, and you're done.
There is no digital zoom (only a fixed optical zoom of 600%) and there is no video/picture recording capabilities. It's a point-and-shoot night vision device in every sense of the word and it's a damn good one at that.
We also removed the lithium-ion functionality and implement the use of lithium-metal CR123A batteries. The advantages offered by this change mostly include ease-of-use and convenience. These batteries are cheap, can be purchased anywhere, and are the same batteries you likely already use with any tactical flashlights you may own.