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Link Posted: 12/4/2018 4:24:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:
It’s Wilcox. It’s worth every penny.
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:
Originally Posted By fortydelta:
Originally Posted By C3N4-1:
Boom. Dual head-mounted Auroras courtesy of Wilcox and SiOnyx:https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/47365185_529947530842991_3605302419933626368_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-sjc3-1.xx&oh=cebef83b2b80705dc721785e65711c6d&oe=5CB02030

If the image doesn't display, it's on SiOnyx's Facebook page.
That bridge costs as much as one Aurora.
It’s Wilcox. It’s worth every penny.
You could buy 4 Auroras and 2 of the Wilcox bridges and still be under the cost for a conventional dual tube setup.
Link Posted: 12/4/2018 4:47:40 PM EST
I confess I have one, but it hasn’t been out of the box yet.
Link Posted: 12/4/2018 6:35:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/4/2018 10:36:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By kel:
Someone asked about inclement weather: I just uploaded a few seconds of sucky fog footage. Serious pea-soup weather here this week. Dark dank, and wet. No IR illumination for the actual footage, some IR targeting lasers being used, one sequence shows flashing a lot of white light on targets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCUdBnjEOmc
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Great post!
Link Posted: 12/4/2018 10:39:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By kel:
Someone asked about inclement weather: I just uploaded a few seconds of sucky fog footage. Serious pea-soup weather here this week. Dark dank, and wet. No IR illumination for the actual footage, some IR targeting lasers being used, one sequence shows flashing a lot of white light on targets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCUdBnjEOmc
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Liked.
Link Posted: 12/5/2018 7:28:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By kel:
Someone asked about inclement weather: I just uploaded a few seconds of sucky fog footage. Serious pea-soup weather here this week. Dark dank, and wet. No IR illumination for the actual footage, some IR targeting lasers being used, one sequence shows flashing a lot of white light on targets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCUdBnjEOmc
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Awesome.
Link Posted: 12/6/2018 9:13:11 PM EST
Price went back up to $799. Seems to have gone up to that price everywhere else too.
Link Posted: 12/7/2018 8:24:14 PM EST
Has anybody seen these for sale locally? Are they a internet only type thing?
If I could finger one for a few minutes I would more than likely buy one.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 8:29:27 PM EST
would this be a good option for a first time user?

i have no experience with NV, and at the current prices for quality analog setups, i thought i never would.

$800 + hardware makes this easily in the realm of possibility (hopefully sub-$1200 all in).

my purposes would be casual hunting and night shoots (I'm not a LEO or MIL, my life wont be on the line any more than the average hunter/shooter).

so objectively speaking, not comparing it to a PVS-14, is this worth the money as an NVG?

I know there have been digital "game changers" that haven't panned out. Is this one of them, or is this actually some next level innovation?

i appreciate anything y'all have to say
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 8:36:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By paddy_met123:
would this be a good option for a first time user?

i have no experience with NV, and at the current prices for quality analog setups, i thought i never would.

$800 + hardware makes this easily in the realm of possibility (hopefully sub-$1200 all in).

my purposes would be casual hunting and night shoots (I'm not a LEO or MIL, my life wont be on the line any more than the average hunter/shooter).

so objectively speaking, not comparing it to a PVS-14, is this worth the money as an NVG?

I know there have been digital "game changers" that haven't panned out. Is this one of them, or is this actually some next level innovation?

i appreciate anything y'all have to say
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I'm right there with you wondering the same thing. I almost bought one on black Friday because with a coupon it was definitely right priced. What kept me from hitting the buy button is that I'd like to put my hands on a unit and try it out first.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 8:50:24 PM EST
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i always hear the phrase "you should expect to spend as much on an optic as you do the gun"

if that same rule being applied to NV became practical, i think the market would expand exponentially.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 8:58:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Styer:

I'm right there with you wondering the same thing. I almost bought one on black Friday because with a coupon it was definitely right priced. What kept me from hitting the buy button is that I'd like to put my hands on a unit and try it out first.
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Same. Waiting mostly on adapters and such to use standard accessories with the Aurora.
Link Posted: 12/9/2018 11:53:22 AM EST
Would really like to have a rail mount 1/3 lower cowitness so it can be used with optics
Link Posted: 12/9/2018 1:06:59 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ar15joe:
Would really like to have a rail mount 1/3 lower cowitness so it can be used with optics
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I bought a rail mount on Adorama. The camera hole was a threaded blind hole, so I just drilled it out all the way through and bought a 1/4-20 screw to attach the Aurora. I tried it behind a RDS and it worked ok.
Link Posted: 12/9/2018 7:09:28 PM EST
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I’ve played with mine a little.

An IR illuminator makes all the difference in the world. Really pretty cool, especially at that price point.

I’m have no clue how it would work as NV compared to a tube setup, and the lack of mount options may currently be an issue, but for just sitting around in the dark looking at stuff, it works really well, especially with a cheapo IR flashlight. Watched my dog bark at deer last night. Screwed around with it indoors (with IR illumination) a little too.

I think there is a little latency in fast movement, but it’s not bad. Other than the normal little bit of orientation/depth perception issues normal to one-eyed movement, it’s definitely usable.
Link Posted: 12/9/2018 8:08:31 PM EST
Should have bought one during Black Friday. Guess I gotta wait a few weeks for a Christmas sale.
Link Posted: 12/10/2018 6:37:38 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/11/2018 7:59:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 556NAT0:
Should have bought one during Black Friday. Guess I gotta wait a few weeks for a Christmas sale.
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You're in luck. I was looking for a mount like the one pictured today and found this on Amazon!

SiOnyx Aurora Day/Night Action Camera

by SiOnyx

Price: $599.00 & FREE Shipping

Amazon Link
Link Posted: 12/11/2018 9:07:56 AM EST
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Originally Posted By draver:

You're in luck. I was looking for a mount like the one pictured today and found this on Amazon!

SiOnyx Aurora Day/Night Action Camera

by SiOnyx

Price: $599.00 & FREE Shipping

Amazon Link
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SiOnyx is offering the same price now on their web page.
Link Posted: 12/11/2018 9:17:22 AM EST
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Originally Posted By M4:

SiOnyx is offering the same price now on their web page.
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Yep that pushed me over the edge and I ordered. Funny enough my email came from ARFCOM newsletter.

Looking forward to trying some NV for my first time!
Link Posted: 12/11/2018 9:57:15 AM EST
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Originally Posted By M4:
SiOnyx is offering the same price now on their web page.
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Originally Posted By M4:
Originally Posted By draver:

You're in luck. I was looking for a mount like the one pictured today and found this on Amazon!

SiOnyx Aurora Day/Night Action Camera

by SiOnyx

Price: $599.00 & FREE Shipping

Amazon Link
SiOnyx is offering the same price now on their web page.
Wondering if buying the whole kit for $899 would be the way to go.

https://www.sionyx.com/store/p23/Aurora_Explorer_Edition_Pre-Order.html
Link Posted: 12/11/2018 10:03:42 AM EST
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Originally Posted By M4:
SiOnyx is offering the same price now on their web page.
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Originally Posted By M4:
Originally Posted By draver:

You're in luck. I was looking for a mount like the one pictured today and found this on Amazon!

SiOnyx Aurora Day/Night Action Camera

by SiOnyx

Price: $599.00 & FREE Shipping

Amazon Link
SiOnyx is offering the same price now on their web page.
Wow, that was quick. I checked their price about 10 minutes before I posted the Amazon link because I wanted to see if they had the rail mount from them. It was still at $799 then.
Link Posted: 12/11/2018 1:12:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 223Rem:

Wondering if buying the whole kit for $899 would be the way to go.

https://www.sionyx.com/store/p23/Aurora_Explorer_Edition_Pre-Order.html
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Is that <$300 worth of accessories?
Link Posted: 12/11/2018 1:19:00 PM EST
Oh bloody hell that price drop just made this decision a lot harder, or easier depending on which way you look at it.
Link Posted: 12/11/2018 1:30:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By M4:

Is that <$300 worth of accessories?
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That was my debate. I ended up going with the device only as I figured I could piece together my own kit down the road if I like the platform. I don't know enough about IR illumination etc to jump on the full kit.
Link Posted: 12/11/2018 1:58:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2018 1:58:24 PM EST by lilMAC25]
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Originally Posted By Outrider:
That was my debate. I ended up going with the device only as I figured I could piece together my own kit down the road if I like the platform. I don't know enough about IR illumination etc to jump on the full kit.
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Originally Posted By M4:

Is that <$300 worth of accessories?
That was my debate. I ended up going with the device only as I figured I could piece together my own kit down the road if I like the platform. I don't know enough about IR illumination etc to jump on the full kit.
IR illum is pretty easy. Tons of different companies offer IR flashlights. Just mount the Ir light to your rail like any other flashlight.
Link Posted: 12/11/2018 5:19:45 PM EST
Link to the mount above?
Link Posted: 12/11/2018 5:34:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By M4:
Is that <$300 worth of accessories?
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Originally Posted By 223Rem:

Wondering if buying the whole kit for $899 would be the way to go.

https://www.sionyx.com/store/p23/Aurora_Explorer_Edition_Pre-Order.html
Is that <$300 worth of accessories?
Not sure as what comes with the basic kit is rather vague. Why I was asking.

Really do not think any QD mount will work, so the factory mount may be the only way to go (without mods).

If the illuminator is good, is that worth $100?

Nice case.....
Link Posted: 12/11/2018 6:29:46 PM EST
Yea, I just want the QD mount, none of the other stuff w it.
Link Posted: 12/11/2018 7:27:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By draver:

You're in luck. I was looking for a mount like the one pictured today and found this on Amazon!

SiOnyx Aurora Day/Night Action Camera

by SiOnyx

Price: $599.00 & FREE Shipping

Amazon Link
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Thanks! Will definetly be picking one up!
Link Posted: Yesterday 12:23:11 AM EST
At this price I'm really tempted
Link Posted: Yesterday 12:59:43 AM EST
Tempted due to price, but given that I have dual tubes and latency is kindof a killer for walking IMO, I think I can talk myself off the ledge. Keeping an eye out for the next generation.
Link Posted: Yesterday 7:33:53 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RoofTopShot:
Yea, I just want the QD mount, none of the other stuff w it.
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I'm pretty sure someone from SiOnyx is monitoring comments here on AR-15. Not that that's a bad thing, but yesterday when I made a post about the price drop at Amazon, it immediately (Like in 10 minutes or less) fell from $799 to $599 on their own website. Also, after I made comments here about wanting to buy a QD mount, within a few hours I got an email from them with a quote for that exact item! Turns out they wanted $129 for it, and I'm not going to drop that kind of coin on something I'll only use a few times at most. Also, I already have a QD that will work if I drill a hole and fabricate a locator pin for the camera.

I've been amazed by this device since I got mine back in early September. It is well engineered and constructed, and I haven't found any feature or design issues so far. A few friends who've bought them because of seeing mine, feel the same way. I've pretty much been testing and using it daily looking for faults and issues, but so far, nothing jumps out at me.
Link Posted: Yesterday 8:12:19 AM EST
The more I see of this device the more tempted I am to just pull the trigger and get one. However I'm probably just going to wait until they offer a version with a bigger eye piece. That is really the only thing holding me back.
Link Posted: Yesterday 8:47:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Deltastone:
The more I see of this device the more tempted I am to just pull the trigger and get one. However I'm probably just going to wait until they offer a version with a bigger eye piece. That is really the only thing holding me back.
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Same here. With my luck as soon as I buy one they will have a revision come out that is geared toward helmet mount and navigation. I really wish I knew what the limits of a firmware update for one could be.

I'm following Sionyx on zuccbook and you should see some of the ignorant comments they get on their posts.
Link Posted: Yesterday 8:55:30 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 556NAT0:
Thanks! Will definetly be picking one up!
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Originally Posted By draver:

You're in luck. I was looking for a mount like the one pictured today and found this on Amazon!

SiOnyx Aurora Day/Night Action Camera

by SiOnyx

Price: $599.00 & FREE Shipping

Amazon Link
Thanks! Will definetly be picking one up!
Amazon pricks are charging me tax, rather give the money directly to the MFG.
Link Posted: Yesterday 9:24:49 AM EST
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Originally Posted By draver:
I'm pretty sure someone from SiOnyx is monitoring comments here on AR-15. Not that that's a bad thing, but yesterday when I made a post about the price drop at Amazon, it immediately (Like in 10 minutes or less) fell from $799 to $599 on their own website. Also, after I made comments here about wanting to buy a QD mount, within a few hours I got an email from them with a quote for that exact item! Turns out they wanted $129 for it, and I'm not going to drop that kind of coin on something I'll only use a few times at most. Also, I already have a QD that will work if I drill a hole and fabricate a locator pin for the camera.

I've been amazed by this device since I got mine back in early September. It is well engineered and constructed, and I haven't found any feature or design issues so far. A few friends who've bought them because of seeing mine, feel the same way. I've pretty much been testing and using it daily looking for faults and issues, but so far, nothing jumps out at me.
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Originally Posted By RoofTopShot:
Yea, I just want the QD mount, none of the other stuff w it.
I'm pretty sure someone from SiOnyx is monitoring comments here on AR-15. Not that that's a bad thing, but yesterday when I made a post about the price drop at Amazon, it immediately (Like in 10 minutes or less) fell from $799 to $599 on their own website. Also, after I made comments here about wanting to buy a QD mount, within a few hours I got an email from them with a quote for that exact item! Turns out they wanted $129 for it, and I'm not going to drop that kind of coin on something I'll only use a few times at most. Also, I already have a QD that will work if I drill a hole and fabricate a locator pin for the camera.

I've been amazed by this device since I got mine back in early September. It is well engineered and constructed, and I haven't found any feature or design issues so far. A few friends who've bought them because of seeing mine, feel the same way. I've pretty much been testing and using it daily looking for faults and issues, but so far, nothing jumps out at me.
interesting.... hey Sionyx! if you really are listening, can I borrow one for some hunting I have coming up in Jan. I'll test it out before buying one. i'll see how it performs under very little moon and Nebraska winter temperatures while hunting coyotes and raccoons!

A man can dream, right?
Link Posted: Yesterday 9:48:08 AM EST
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Originally Posted By draver:

I'm pretty sure someone from SiOnyx is monitoring comments here on AR-15. Not that that's a bad thing, but yesterday when I made a post about the price drop at Amazon, it immediately (Like in 10 minutes or less) fell from $799 to $599 on their own website. Also, after I made comments here about wanting to buy a QD mount, within a few hours I got an email from them with a quote for that exact item! Turns out they wanted $129 for it, and I'm not going to drop that kind of coin on something I'll only use a few times at most. Also, I already have a QD that will work if I drill a hole and fabricate a locator pin for the camera.

I've been amazed by this device since I got mine back in early September. It is well engineered and constructed, and I haven't found any feature or design issues so far. A few friends who've bought them because of seeing mine, feel the same way. I've pretty much been testing and using it daily looking for faults and issues, but so far, nothing jumps out at me.
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Damm!, $129 for the mount, guess I'll have to figure something else out as well....

I was really hoping to pick one up before my cam comes next week..
Link Posted: Yesterday 9:54:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RoofTopShot:

Damm!, $129 for the mount, guess I'll have to figure something else out as well....

I was really hoping to pick one up before my cam comes next week..
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I wouldn't mind spending $129 for a mount but it's got to be high quality as that's upper tier pricing and you're holding a very expensive piece of equipment. The pictures I saw of the mount didn't really impress me. I'm sure some more options will come out as the Aurora becomes more popular.
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