Do Real Men Use Smart Phones?


Hammers, axes, magnum rifles… these are the tools of real men. Still, smart phones can be pretty cool gadgets, especially the camera features. If you have to disassemble something complicated with lots of parts, take picture along the way, so that you’ll remember that the doohickey goes on top of the gizmo. If you have to find a place without cell service, take a picture of a map so that you can refer to it and easily enlarge it. Always forgetting gear on a camping or hunting trip? Lay out your necessities and take a picture for future reference.

TSN-IP4S_iPhoneAdapter-1[1]Binoculars are tools of real men (and women), and a phone adaptor will enable you to take pictures through one of the lenses for really great, close-up images of wildlife. Check out this cool new product:  Kowa Sporting Optics offers the next generation in the iPhone digiscoping family, the TSN-IP5 iPhone adapter for the iPhone 5. Just like its predecessor, the TSN-IP4S, the TSN-IP5 adapter comes with two standard rings, one for the Kowa 880/770   series scopes and one for the Kowa BD/SV/YF series of binoculars.

869Additional adapter rings for the Genesis 33 and 44 series of binoculars and TSN 660/600/82SV spotting scope eyepieces (except long eye-relief eyepieces) and 21x, 32x, and 50x High Lander eyepieces may be purchased separately. The aluminum adapter rings are lined with a soft material that makes them fit snugly on the eyecups without damaging your favorite Kowa optics, while the lightweight adapter is made of an epoxy resin material that will not damage the finish of your iPhone. The combination of these materials and features promises durability for years to come.

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Joe Byers
Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.