Here at NightVisionExpert.net, we have made it our mission to review the best, most affordable and highest-rated night vision devices available on the open market. According to many online reviews, the CREATIVE XP Digital Night Vision Binoculars falls into all three of these categories. We took a close look and examined the device to see if it lives up to its reputation. Read our results here in our CREATIVE XP GlassOwl Digital Night Vision Binoculars Review.
The Product Features of CREATIVE XP
Before going into the details of our test results, we are giving a quick overview of the CREATIVE XP Digital Night Vision Binoculars‘ key product features.
The CREATIVE XP are digital night vision binoculars with a 4 inch TFT screen. The included 32 GB allows capturing photos and videos with or without sound while using the device. We always like devices with a recording feature. It doesn’t matter if you are a hobby wildlife observer, an experienced hunter or an apsiring spy – it is a lot of fun watching and sharing the images or videos from your adventures.
The CREATIVE XP binoculars come with a 7x optical and 2x digital zoom. Most other night vision binoculars in this price-range have much lower zooming capabilities. In combination with their infrared illuminator, the binoculars allow visibility in total darkness of up to 1,300 feet (430m). Furthermore, they also claim to work during daylight hours.A great plus if you are planning activities in the early morning hours so you won’t have to carry two devices the switch after sunrise.
One of the strong points of the GlassOwl binoculars is their sturdy design and manufacturing. The company is a US-based family business and all products are designed in the US. The binoculars are waterproof and come with convenient rubber patches for an anti-slip design.
We took these features and more to the test to see if the CREATIVE XP GlassOwl Infrared binoculars actually live up to their expectation.
After unboxing the binoculars from their sophisticated packaging and the included protective case, it was time to take the binoculars for a spin.
They are battery-powered by 8 AA batteries which are not included in the packaging. Thankfully AA batteries can be found in most households and in pretty much any store. We have run one of our tests for over six hours with the infrared illuminator on and the battery was still runing strong after six hours. That is an absolute strong-point as many products with active infrared lights have issues with their battery life.
Magnification and night vision capabilities
In our next test sequence, we looked at the magnification and the image quality in total darkness. We first turned them on inside our house and switched all lights off. And that made for a great first impression. Night became day and we could see everything clearly, including details and a great sensation for the space.
Next, we took it outside the watch some cows to try the magnification and night-vision functions from the distance. As promised by CREATIVE XP, we could clearly identify the animals from a distance of around 1,300 feet. Overall, the range is even further than advertised but beyond 1,300 feet, the night-vision quality decreased. We were able to achieve a higher magnification with the included digital zoom as well. While the cows where standing still most of the time, the image and video quality was also great for faster moving items (we tried it on some birds). The viewing range as also great and somewhat better than we experienced in our tests of the Firefield Tracker 1×24 night vision binoculars.
Overall, the image and night-vision quality was really impressive for night vision binoculars in this price range.
Waterproof, leightweight and sturdy design
The CREATIVE XP GlassOwl night vision binoculars are a great device to use in adverse weather conditions. They are completely waterproof which makes them an especially great fir for you if you plan on taking them along on boat rides or on expeditions during rain. The rubber coating on the casing makes for an easy and tight grip – even if you wear gloves or your hands are dirty or wet. And even if they were to slip out of your hands, their sturdy design will protect them from breaking (at least in our tests nothing happened). Also, the neck strap that comes with the product should help you prevent that.
The binoculars are also lightweight and easy to handle for extended period of time. If you are looking for something even more lighter, we can recommend a night vision monocular like the Bushnell Equinox Z Digital Night Vision Monocular (read our review here).
Customer service and warranty
While almost all competing night vision devices come with a 1 or 2 year warranty, the GlassOwl by CREATIVE XP comes with a 110% customer satisfaction guarantee and a lifetime warranty. So even if something were to happen to them, just get in tough with their US-based customer service and they will sort it out for you quickly. We didn’t face any problems with the product but got in tough with their customer service anyways just to check their response times. We immediately reached someone on the phone and also got a reply to our email within a couple of hours. Just the way it should be.
The included phone and computer card reader makes it super-easy to transfer the recorded videos and images to the computer. From there, you can share your nightly adventures with your friends and family.
- Clearly See in 100% Darkness - While other night vision spy gear can't provide high-quality photos & videos without ambient light, drain your batteries within minutes or they are impossible to focus and zoom, the GlassOwl High-Tech Night Vision Binoculars feature an 850 NM infrared illuminator which allows you to view animals in pitch dark for hours. The focus is smooth making it simple to capture crisp photos & videos. Use the 4" viewing screen.
- Don't Let Night Stop Your Adventure - If you love spotting wildlife during the night, hunt coyotes & feral hogs, monitor your cattle, or just keep a watch out for intruders, we designed the most efficient digital IR Night Vision Binoculars. Imagine being able to capture clear photos & videos in pitch black, save everything on the memory card included, and instantly download them to show your friends. *Comes with a phone/computer card reader. It's never been easier
- Our mission is high-end optics at affordable prices - We are an American family business and our products are tested by optics experts for an unforgettable experience. The Night Vision Scanners have been developed to withstand military activities thanks to the rugged housing and it feels comfortable to hold. One customer said it perfectly: I blacked out my house at night and turned this bad boy on and I could see everything. Test them yourself
- A Perfect Gift with a 4" Viewing Screen - If you are looking for an innovative gift for a family member, the GlassOwl Spy Goggles will get anyone excited. It features a 4-inch TFT screen making it easy to view photos instantly (even with glasses) and the 2X digital zoom (3.5-7X optical zoom) allows you to see even 1300 feet away. The fully multi-coated 31 mm objective allows for crystal-clear viewing. We recommend rechargeable AA batteries. Make someone happy
- For the People, By the People - We take pride in designing only premium optics for hunting, camping, fishing, farm security, or outdoor fun. The GlassOwl includes a protective case, phone/computer SD card reader, neck strap, 32 GB SD card, USB cable, and an easy-to-read user manual. It's compatible with Bushnell or Sightmark tripods and does not include the 8 AA rechargeable batteries. Our US-Based customer service is available via phone/email every day.
Honestly, we were really impressed by the GlassOwl CREATIVE XP Digital Night Vision binoculars. In many regards, they can compete with the top-range products on the market while they are on the absolute lower end of the price range. Their strong performance, video and photo function and their sturdy design fulfill all important aspects of a great night vision device. And in case you run into some problems, their great customer service and the lifetime warranty is there to mitigate it. We can absolutely recommend the GlassOwl. Check the price and order here on amazon.