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"No sign of him with these electrobinoculars!"
―Luke Skywalker[1]

Darth Maul with a pair of electrobinoculars.

Electrobinoculars were hand-held viewing devices that allowed users to observe distant objects in most lighting conditions.


Display of Darth Maul's electrobinoculars.

The device's internal display provided the user with information about the object's range, relative and true azimuths, and elevation.

With the built-in zoom capability, objects could be made to appear closer for detailed inspection, or the depth of a field could be widened for examination of the surrounding area. Additionally, radiation sensors and a night-vision mode extended the usefulness of this piece of equipment. A typical pair of electrobinoculars weighed roughly 1 kilogram and cost 1,000 credits.

Electrobinoculars were sometimes confused with macrobinoculars. However, electrobinoculars enhanced images through the use of sophisticated built-in computers, while macrobinoculars did not offer this feature.

The Galactic Republic developed helmet-mounted electrobinoculars for use by their clone forces during the Clone Wars. They were mounted on the clone's helmets, to avoid them having to carry handheld electrobinoculars, and to provide a quick and easy means of viewing far-off objects.

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A pair of electrobinoculars with a rangefinder


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