November 03 2008 / by John Heylin
Category: Gadgets Year: 2008 Rating: 2
For a measly $60, your kid can become a Rainbow Six operative with these sweet night vision goggles. EyeClops allows the user to see up to 50 feet in pitch dark conditions using real infrared technology for its display. And while it’s a power-hog (the five AA batteries last about five hours), night vision has been the dream of just about any boy out there who’s parents accidentally let him watch the movie Patriot Games).
Is this a future trend? Military technology making its way into the home as a much friendlier version?
Of course it is. The military has fascinating gadgets — it only makes sense they’d eventually find their way into the hands of our children. BB guns (weapons), remote-control airplanes (Unmanned Aeriel Vehicles), and of course fireworks (explosives). The real question is, what military tech today could wind up in the hands of the next generation?