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Monocular Telescope 12X50 High Power HD Monocular for Bird Watching with Smartphone Holder Tripod IPX7 Waterproof Monocular Made by Hyper FMC BAK4 Prism Eco Friendly Materials

Last Updated: May 1, 2020 (Refresh Now)
8.7
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Review Summary - 761 recent, verified reviews

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Price
 165
money, value, monocular, worth, good
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Especially at this price . ... Quality item for a basement price.  ...  "
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" ...  Good product for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  I like how well its made for the cost.  ...  "
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" ...  This was decent value for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice scope for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Good product for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  For the money it’s not bad. ... For the money though it is a great purchase.  ...  "
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" ...  Seems to be good quality, especially for the price.  ...  "
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Fit
 113
monocular, phone holder, cell phone, mount, comes
+74%
-26%
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" ...  I love that it’s small enough to fit in my hunting jacket pocket.  ...  "
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" ...  works fine on my iPhone 6 plus with a life proof case , it's little snug but workable .  ...  "
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" ...  It’s small, comes with tripod, wrist guard for drops, and cell phone holder.  ...  "
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" ...  i bought it to have a lightweight, single-hand operable monocular that I could pack easily in a backpack, keep on my belt, grab in a second .  ...  "
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" ...  Upon opening the box, there is a soft case for the optic and plastic bags that hold the attachments. ... The cell phone mount worked easily enough, even with a protective case on the cell, but it was much easier to use without the case.  ...  "
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" ...  The tripod mounts easily to the device and the included phone mount works great!  ...  "
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" ...  The unit is light and easy to hold.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone holder is a nice feature ... for when that special bird pops into view.  ...  "
Lens
 98
tripod, monocular, lenses, focus, binoculars
+83%
-17%
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" ...  It has it all: tripod, adapter for cell phone, small pouch, wiping cloth.  ...  "
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" ...  Was impressed by the quality of the lens, compact size, and cost of this monocular.  ...  "
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" ...  The monocular is very clear and easy to focus.  ...  "
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" ...  I have attached a pic with comparision of naked eye view and this monocular lense view. ... The lens has secure caps on both sides which would keep the lens safe. ... A mini tripod also is included to get stable vision of the distant objects. ... Excellent monocular lens at very affordable price.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the integrated lens cover.  ...  "
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" ...  Focuses very sharp.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great little pocket telescope for people on a budget.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with a nice tripod and camera holder and also a cleaning cloth.  ...  "
Size
 94
compact, small, easy to use, easy to carry, carry
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Decent carry pouch is provided.  ...  "
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" ...  The small size was a pleasant surprise.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that it’s small enough to fit in my hunting jacket pocket.  ...  "
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" ...  This way I save weight and bulk.  ...  "
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" ...  Now, I keep it in my truck so it's ready for all of my adventures!  ...  "
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" ...  This little monocular is very nice.  ...  "
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" ...  This monocular suits my purposes very nicely.  ...  "
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" ...  The carry bag could be improved by being able to hold the accessories as well as the monocular.  ...  "
Zoom
 92
focus, monocular, magnification, easy, clear
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Very clear image, easy to focus one-handed.  ...  "
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" ...  But with the monocular I can use my best eye and zoom in on the birds perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  Would be better with a zoom function but if you connect your phone to it (haven't yet) I'm sure that would greatly that need.  ...  "
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" ...  I've recently purchased this unit and used several times with my Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus camera to zoom in and capture very nice images from the nature from long distances.  ...  "
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" ...  It gives a fantastic clear powerful magnification while letting the viewer point to the desired object view.  ...  "
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" ...  would like more zoom.  ...  "
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" ...  The included photo with this review has 1. normal shot without the monocular 2. the non-zoomed photo through the monocular and 3. ... BTW, I can use the digital zoom while the phone is attached or after .  ...  "
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" ...  The zoom quality was very good.  ...  "
Build Quality
 91
monocular, sturdy, plastic, cheap, feels
+77%
-23%
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" ...  I walk with a cane and this was very easy to use and adjust with one hand, grip is solid, and my hand is weak so worked out perfect!  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent quality for the price—won’t break the bank if it falls overboard.  ...  "
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" ...  The housing and texture feels good in the hand.  ...  "
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" ...  I should have noticed all the great reviews for quality construction, ease of use, soft touch eyewear, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  I also replaced the metal hook ring that attaches into the screw-on wrist tether with a strong line so I dont end up losing it.  ...  "
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" ...  The monocular is made of materials that feel good and grippy to the hands. ... Quality seems solid, I’m excited to take it out on some hikes here in the Pacific Northwest.  ...  "
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" ...  I wish it used a screw clamp over the spring clamp, but otherwise, it works great so far. ... Otherwise, it does feel sturdy.  ...  "
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" ...  The tripod seems inexpensive but it does the job just fine.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 84
easy, use, lightweight, clear, phone
+94%
-6%
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" ...  This monocular is much easier to use and I am able to find the subject more quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price, it works well, easy to use, does what it is advertised to do.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything is very intuitive to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to put together and fun to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The device has caps for both ends, and is super simple to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  It is very easy to adjust.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use!  ...  "
Camera
 70
take, tripod, photos, pics, use
+96%
-4%
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" ...  It also comes with an attachment for your phone so you can take pictures.  ...  "
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" ...  Focuses very sharp.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a perfect gadget for when you are in Jam either your camera died or you just forgot it or even if you have a quick opportunity to conduct some sort of surveillance.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll post more pictures from the field.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this monocular to take nature pictures.  ...  "
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" ...  I need to practice with it to ensure that I can get sharp pictures - having a little trouble holding it steady.  ...  "
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" ...  Takes great video using phone camera.  ...  "
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" ...  The tripod makes it easy to take pictures that are clear and steady!  ...  "
For Travel
 67
hiking, monocular, vacation, traveling, camping
+99%
-1%
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" ...  Also, nice for taking on hikes at the park to view wildlife.  ...  "
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" ...  I use this mostly as a handheld thing for view hiking.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for a trip out west this year.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice Compact monocular for travel.  ...  "
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" ...  small easy to use great for hiking  ...  "
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" ...  Next week we go on a trip and I can't wait.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been looking for something that I could take camping as well as get nice pictures from my phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and packs away nicely when traveling.  ...  "
Marketplace
 45
works, picture, good, pictures, advertised
+82%
-18%
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" ...  Came just as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Has a good image.  ...  "
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" ...  Based on other reviews I thought this was going to be a surprisingly decent image.  ...  "
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" ...  It works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is the very first one I took and that was with a $50 phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you Vivreal for opening up a whole new world for me!  ...  "
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" ...  But, WOW, when I did get a video and I did get a picture it was surprisingly good!  ...  "
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" ...  It works well - just as described on Amazon.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 44
clear, image, quality, pictures, good
+98%
-2%
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" ...  I love the quality of the image.  ...  "
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" ...  The Vivreal Monocular does just that while providing a clear picture.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture quality was good offhand but I didn’t try with tripod yet.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture quality decent.  ...  "
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" ...  Based on other reviews I thought this was going to be a surprisingly decent image. ... It's somewhat better than toy-quality kids binoculars, but the clarity and image quality is pretty low overall -- not even in the ballpark of the 20 year-old mid-level binoculars I usually use.  ...  "
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" ...  After focusing, I had a clear and bright picture of them.  ...  "
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" ...  Hopefully the images will give you a good perspective of the difference.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is clear and the colors are true to their natural colors.  ...  "
Comfort
 40
use, hold, hands, strap, feels
+83%
-18%
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" ...  I walk with a cane and this was very easy to use and adjust with one hand, grip is solid, and my hand is weak so worked out perfect!  ...  "
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" ...  Well made, quality feel.  ...  "
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" ...  Unboxed it what I found was a high quality instrument that felt great in my hand. ... Feels solidly built and I get the idea that it will last until I lose or my son finds and it disappears.  ...  "
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" ...  Very lightweight, but it seems well made and the materials feel substantial.  ...  "
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" ...  I can still wear my glasses with this and it works perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  Since this is light weight and has good grip, kids were able to hold it comfortably.  ...  "
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" ...  I was able to read small signs down the street with ease and one hand.  ...  "
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" ...  good hand fit.  ...  "
Clarity
 33
clarity, view, easy to use, optics, image
+100%
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" ...  The visual quality was clear and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The optics remained clear and consistent with and without glasses.  ...  "
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" ...  The clarity is so clear and the cell phone attach option is a great ad-on.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the clarity of this product and for the money it can’t be beat.  ...  "
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" ...  Clarity is good, and the magnification is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Sight is clear and close!  ...  "
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" ...  It makes everything that I'm viewing crystal clear.  ...  "
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" ...  The clarity of the VIV REAL monocular is UN-REAL!!!!  ...  "
Product As Described
 27
picture, good, works, pictures, advertised
+85%
-15%
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" ...  for making photos.  ...  "
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" ...  The pictures were good  ...  "
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" ...  It had a great picture I could clearly see the moon.  ...  "
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" ...  The product is as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Came just as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  I was able to get some decent pictures for the price of this item.  ...  "
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" ...  Has a good image.  ...  "
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" ...  Few photos are attached for your reference.  ...  "
Weight
 27
light, easy to use, use, compact, quality
+96%
-4%
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" ...  This spotting scope is light weight and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the ease of use and light weight.  ...  "
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" ...  It is light weight and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  We like the light weight of the product.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice and light weight.  ...  "
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" ...  light weight, easy to use and its compact.  ...  "
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" ...  Very light weight and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Really enjoyed the easy of use and light weight.  ...  "
Color
 24
image, images, pictures, sharp, easy
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Very clear and bright images  ...  "
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" ...  This is small, easy to handle and has a sharp image when viewing.  ...  "
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" ...  Image is clear and bright.  ...  "
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" ...  The image is clear and crisp.  ...  "
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" ...  The image is clear and crisp.  ...  "
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" ...  Based on other reviews I thought this was going to be a surprisingly decent image.  ...  "
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" ...  Rizor sharp image.  ...  "
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" ...  It was very easy to use and the images were sharp!  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 22
smart, cell, use, tried, easy
+77%
-23%
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" ...  the phone adapter works well  ...  "
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" ...  have no use for the phone attachment  ...  "
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" ...  However, after having my son (tech savy generation) show me which dot of the two on my iPhone 7+ to line up, it now works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  The Cell Phone adapter thing is great also.  ...  "
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" ...  I also connected my android phone and as you can see in the photo, I was able to take a snapshot from inside my home to my back yard.  ...  "
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" ...  The peak is well over 3 miles away with my iPhone.  ...  "
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" ...  Liked it, but they need to include directions for use with iphone.  ...  "
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" ...  The smart phone adapter is a plus.  ...  "
As Gift
 18
christmas, bought, wife, purchased, loves
+100%
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" ...  This was a gift for my wife.  ...  "
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" ...  I got this as a gift for my husband and he is very pleased with it.  ...  "
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" ...  I am more than happy with this product, I ordered it as an early christmas gift for my fiance and he loves it!  ...  "
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" ...  Also purchased one for my father as a Christmas gift and he has been very happy with it.  ...  "
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" ...  We just bought a boat this year, and this was a perfect gift for my husband!  ...  "
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" ...  Would make a good gift for someone or even yourself.  ...  "
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" ...  I will be buying more as gifts!!!!  ...  "
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" ...  I bought these as a gift for my wife.  ...  "
Delivery
 18
time, product, well, today, pleased
+100%
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" ...  Arrived quickly, was well packed and undamaged.  ...  "
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" ...  I got a much better product than I expected and I am very pleased with my purchase and the speed it got delivered and it was packaged perfectly nothing broken or loose or missing thanks so much you will have my business again  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on-time and in great condition.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived next day.  ...  "
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" ...  Very pleased that the Monocular arrived earlier than the estimated delivery time.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using this for three weeks, and it's still in good condition.  ...  "
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" ...  This is how it comes package!  ...  "
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" ...  Shipping was prompt and the product was as described.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 16
hiking, water, watch, using, lake
+100%
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" ...  I'm using them for hiking and beach/ocean watching.  ...  "
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" ...  compact ready to take anywhere hiking beach bird washing great little gajet  ...  "
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" ...  The optics look good and the size and waterproof seals make this a great tool to take on the boat or in the car to see whats going on beyond line of sight.  ...  "
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" ...  The product is waterproof and seems sturdy - this is important as I plan to use when fishing.  ...  "
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" ...  I will be using this to bird watch while kayaking, and this is the perfect product!  ...  "
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" ...  Even if the rain wasn't gone, the scope's still Waterproof!  ...  "
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" ...  And it's water resistant so less of a worry on boats, hiking near water, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  * I use the mono to spy along the shore for fish and other sea life like Hawaiian monk seals and green sea turtles and it worked perfectly.  ...  "
For Kids
 13
kids, really, one, old, monocular
+92%
-8%
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" ...  My granddaughter loves watching the birds with it  ...  "
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" ...  even for the kids. ... We're getting two more for our grown kids that enjoy nature as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Wasn't expecting much for $24, but it works great and the kids have been enjoying it.  ...  "
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" ...  We purchased this for our sons 7th Birthday to step up his monocular game from a little kid one. ... The size is great for a child or adult. ... He loves it and we our finding ourselves using it instead of our old one.  ...  "
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" ...  My son says this works really Good!  ...  "
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" ...  I bought the monocular for my 8 year old son to use to watch wildlife while sheltering at home.  ...  "
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" ...  Review by my son who received this for his birthday:  ...  "
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" ...  When I was a kid I used a pair of my grandfathers binoculars at football games and really liked it.  ...  "
Capacity
 10
family, 4, bought
+100%
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" ...  It works great for inspecting roofs from the ground and zooming in all around a house.  ...  "
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" ...  I would highly recommend this Monocular to Family and Friends.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this monocular because there is a dove that has been flying by my condo unit since I bought it 13 years ago.  ...  "
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" ...  The maximum effective range is about 4 to 500yds.  ...  "
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" ...  Man, sometimes our family finds some great buys for a great price.  ...  "
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" ...  We have also used it in the backyard for birdwatching.  ...  "
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" ...  I think it will be helpful for when my family goes hunting.  ...  "
Design
 10
nice, feels, well made, rubberized, quality
+100%
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" ...  The design is very good and use/quality was good.  ...  "
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" ...  The actual product itself feels a little cheap but all in all I am happy.  ...  "
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" ...  Very lightweight, but it seems well made and the materials feel substantial. ... Even the craters of the moon look sharp.  ...  "
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" ...  Sleek design is easy to hold and adjust.  ...  "
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" ...  The housing and texture feels good in the hand.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice rubberized case as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Rubberized coating is a plus.  ...  "
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" ...  Look at the scenery.  ...  "
Setup
 9
easy, instructions, could, use, quality
+67%
-33%
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" ...  The product appears to be great quality for the price and easy to assemble  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to focus, but could use more instruction on gadget setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Consider giving that setup a try.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to follow directions.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone attachment was easy to setup and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Once you know how to setup it up, works great.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 9
worked
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Leaps and bounds better than the $20 one I Got a few weeks ago.  ...  "
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" ...  I updated the review based on my past week usage.  ...  "
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" ...  but will update once I'm able to find out.  ...  "
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" ...  everything worked fine  ...  "
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" ...  Have it for a few weeks now, very happy with it.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using this for three weeks, and it's still in good condition.  ...  "
Cover
 9
comes, carrying, carry, monocular, case
+100%
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" ...  A much better design would be a flip cover like the the other end so the cover does not get lost - Vivreal, are you listening?  ...  "
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" ...  Decent carry pouch is provided.  ...  "
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" ...  It also comes with a carrying pouch which is nice.  ...  "
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" ...  It is also waterproofing comes with a convenient carrying pouch as well as a tripod.  ...  "
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" ...  I didn't see in the Amazon ad that it comes with a nylon carrying case.  ...  "
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" ...  Comes with handy carrying case.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the carrying case.  ...  "
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" ...  Comes with a belt-carry bag which is useful and a whole bunch of screw-on accessories I don't know what to do with.  ...  "
Returns
 9
return, back, trip
+33%
-67%
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" ...  I should of returned it .  ...  "
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" ...  I have returned this item . ... and of course, I did NOT get a full refund.  ...  "
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" ...  Can’t event return it because I am in the middle of a trip (for which I bought it) and won’t be back before the return date policy expires.  ...  "
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" ...  I would return it but it's not worth the return.  ...  "
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" ...  I returned it.  ...  "
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" ...  The product is not fulfilled my expectation and returned back the next day .  ...  "
Cleaning
 8
optics, good, wrist, use, strap
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Price is good, Quality seems good, Optics are clean, clear and no Issues .  ...  "
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" ...  A cleaning cloth and wrist strap are helpful in daily use and maintenance.  ...  "
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" ...  The optics are very clean.  ...  "
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" ...  * Value - comes with soft case, phone holder, tripod, and cloth glass cleaner  ...  "
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" ...  The optics are very clean.  ...  "
For Fun
 5
use, kids, easy
+100%
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" ...  These are a fun thing not something you’ll use in a serious way.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to put together and fun to use.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had fun using this.  ...  "
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" ...  What I expected, easy to use and fun for the kids too  ...  "
Video Playback
 5
watching, take, pictures, movies, feature
+100%
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" ...  Great for bird watching.  ...  "
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" ...  I also do movies and can shoot movies through the thing if I want.  ...  "
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" ...  Good for whale watching.  ...  "
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" ...  My favorite feature is I can use it with my iPhone to take pictures and videos.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it fie Bird watching  ...  "
Device Stand
 5
bracket, sturdy, phone mount, afterthought
+60%
-40%
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" ...  I found myself liking the universal mount more than I thought.  ...  "
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" ...  The stand that comes with it extends and is sturdy.  ...  "
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" ...  Hardware mount is a quick assembly.  ...  "
Band
 5
wrist, screw, tripod, pocket, plastic
+60%
-40%
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" ...  The carrying strap and case are nice options to have too.  ...  "
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" ...  A cleaning cloth and wrist strap are helpful in daily use and maintenance.  ...  "
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" ...  Comes with a wrist wrap with a plastic screw which I just don't trust in the woods but it fits in my pocket so I'm good.  ...  "
Features
 5
easy to hold
+100%
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" ...  This is nice and light.  ...  "
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" ...  Light and easy to hold.  ...  "
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" ...  Can’t believe how light it is.  ...  "
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" ...  It's light, has good optics that gather light.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 5
clear, iphone
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Viewing was sharp and relatively bright.  ...  "
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" ...  It makes everything that I'm viewing crystal clear.  ...  "
Night Photography
 5
low light, vision, tried, view, use
+100%
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" ...  Haven't tried it at night or with a phone camera, so can't really comment on those features.  ...  "
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" ...  The quality is very good,it's also very clear at night  ...  "
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" ...  The view this has, in the low light I am in is amazing!  ...  "
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" ...  It has a very wide field of view, so it lets in a ton of light and the image is very bright. ... Also ideal for low light situations, and small enough to bring along to events or on trips.  ...  "
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" ...  Great night vision also!  ...  "
Storage
 5
room, storage, enough, case, camera
+80%
-20%
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" ...  * Front Cover - flips down and flips up for storage.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought a case to put it in, that is big enough to keep it and all the accessories together.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect to slip in your pack, or in your truck's glove compartment.  ...  "
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" ...  The whole room now smells like a tire store.  ...  "
Software Platform
 4
tried, phone
+100%
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" ...  The smartphone integration is so simple, yet so effective.  ...  "
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" ...  I also connected my android phone and as you can see in the photo, I was able to take a snapshot from inside my home to my back yard. ... One helpful hint: I used an old android LG mobile.  ...  "
Overall performance
 4
pleased, packaged, much, got, easy to use
+100%
comment
" ...  We were sceptical about whether this would work, but we're pleasantly surprised by just how well it does the job!  ...  "
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" ...  I got a much better product than I expected and I am very pleased with my purchase and the speed it got delivered and it was packaged perfectly nothing broken or loose or missing thanks so much you will have my business again  ...  "
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" ...  Gets the job done  ...  "
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" ...  Gets the job done and easy to use  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 4
one, arrived
+100%
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" ...  Arrived in one piece.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It arrived sealed, and in factory condition.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I've been using this for three weeks, and it's still in good condition.  ...  "
Resolution
 3
pictures, get, clear
+100%
comment
" ...  Bought this for my husband, he loves that this is a great for hunting, light weight compact, has good HD quality.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The clarity is appalling for "HD".  ...  "
comment
" ...  The pictures are clear and high resolution.  ...  "
Ports
 3
adapter, easy, cell
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  It was very easy to connect the phone adapter.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The Cell Phone adapter thing is great also.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  1.97 meters
1.97 meters
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