We checked out Pulsar’s new thermal monocular the Axion and the new thermal scope the Thermion.

Thermion

Pulsar Thermion riflescope
Pulsar Thermion riflescope
Pulsar Thermion riflescope
Pulsar Thermion riflescope

First things first, we’re not sure why we think it’s so super cool that the new Thermion thermal scope looks like a traditional riflescope, but it really is. We’re especially impressed with the customizable reticle and color palette options and the 1,969-yeard detection range—apparently even in total darkness.

It has instant start-up, Stream Vision-app compatibility and a dual battery system, which Pulsar is proud of. Reps pointed out this to us—the top turret is an external battery and the right-side turret is the internal battery. Both are rechargeable and the unit uses the external battery first and then switches to the internal for longer run time.

We like the high-quality clear high-definition image, video recording option and all-metal body.

There are three models coming this summer:

  • 3.3-13.2x30mm
  • 4.2-16.8x38mm
  • 5.5-22x50mm

All mount using standard 30mm rings, have a 320×240 pix. @ 12 µm Sensor, 320×240 pixel resolution, 12 µm pixel pitch, 50 Hz frame rate and 1024×768 AMOLED display.

Axion

Axion thermal monocular compact and super lightweight
Axion compact monocular
Axion thermal monocular is easy to use
Easy to use buttons

The Axion is a lightweight, pocket-sized thermal monocular has the highest magnification in its class. The XM38 has a magnification range of 5.5-22x and a 1,700-detection range. The new sensor has a 12 µm pixel pitch. The magnesium alloy housing is fully waterproof and even submersible. The B-pack battery is rechargeable. It features instant-start up and onboard video recording. It has a 12-micron core. The buttons are intuitive and easy to use.