Binoculars, field glasses or binocular telescopes are a pair of identical or mirror-symmetrical telescopes mounted side-by-side and aligned to point accurately in the same direction, allowing the viewer to use both eyes (binocular vision) when viewing distant objects. Unlike equipment that must be used when near certain objects, the Binoculars can be activated at any time using a hotkey, since it is equipment that Jones always carries. The Binoculars in IGI display a square around people making them useful to spot enemies from a distance
The Binoculars allows you to see enemy movement and plan strategies from afar.
In Project IGI, the binoculars have nightvision, and help recognize enemies as it visualizes a red square around enemies and green around alies with reference to surveying through binoculars. It also has a crosshair that can help sniping enemies easier.
In IGI 2, the binoculars do not show any highlights, and the player must recognize enemies on his own, although the Thermal Goggles can be used separately for this purpose. The crosshair is removed, but it's still possible to snipe enemies if one places them right in the middle of the screen.