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MATBOCK Monday – Tarsier Eclipse

The Evolution of the Tarsier Eclipse. First, the name Tarsier was derived from the Tarsier Primate in Southeast Asia that over the years has evolved their “night vision”.

In our first SEAL Platoon back in 2007, Zach and I were taught to punch holes in our caps to give us “autofocus”. This was awesome, but we knew there was a better way, so we ordered a Spaghetti Measuring tool. After testing this with our NVGs, we knew we were onto something, so we started filing the patent for it.

During that process we were notified by our patent attorney that another company had already filed for a utility patent, so we reached out to Phokus Research Group and pitched our product. They agreed to issue us the exclusive licensing to use their patent for our Tarsier Eclipse.

Over the next couple years, we tested various designs of the Tarsier Eclipse (shown below), but ultimately the overwhelming feedback from our customers was that they preferred the current design. The biggest reason was for dexterity during situations when fine motor skills are lost (high-stress environment).

In 2015 we started adding a small lanyard and eventually this was approved by NAVAIR for Navy Air Crewmen to fly with. The lanyards are easily removed, but we must ship them with them attached to stay compliant with the NAVAIR regulations.

The Tarsier comes as a single unit 



As a Kit


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4 Responses to “MATBOCK Monday – Tarsier Eclipse”

  1. Victor DiCosola says:

    Great guys, great product.

  2. mike says:

    Game. Changer.

    I’ve heard people balk at the price and swear lens covers with a hole are “jUsT aS gUd” but the Tarsier Eclipse allows for a range of light adjustment and image focus that is just on another level.

    • Joe says:

      I’m pretty sure having three different size lens covers will do the job for a tenth of the price, but then, when was the last time SOCOM looked at something and said “don’t like the price, not going to buy”

      Just another instance of if you have to ask the price, you’re not operator enough.

      • mike says:

        That’s the thing about being “pretty sure”… it conveys the idea that you’re not sure. Have you tried that? If you want to carry around “different size lens covers” instead of simply twisting a dial that’s on you, but I’ll pay for the convenience.