Last Updated: 20 Jul 2019

Monocular Telescope 12X50 High Power HD Monocular with Smartphone Holder Tripod 2019 Newest Waterproof Monocular with Durable and Clear FMC BAK4 Prism for Bird Watching Camping Hiking Match

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2019
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Price
 83
money, value, good, monocular, product
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" ...  Overall, good value for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  I would definitely recommend this if you're on a budget.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice lense for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall quality is very good for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this product given its low cost.  ...  "
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" ...  Good product for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  I cannot stress the value for the price point.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely a must purchase for the price!!  ...  "
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Fit
 63
monocular, phone holder, comes, holder, cell phone
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I like the universal cell phone mount.  ...  "
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" ...  * Easy Access - it comes with a soft case with a loop which I attached to my belt ... * Value - comes with soft case, phone holder, tripod, and cloth glass cleaner ... * Attachments - (1) camera attachment, removing my phone cover made it easier to use ... * Soft Case - too small to hold everything that comes with the monocular package but perfect for just the mono.  ...  "
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" ...  Comes with an easy to attach tripod and necessary attachments for phone, as well as a carrying case.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Received yesterday, I was skeptical it would fit my needs because of the affordability but it's great!  ...  "
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" ...  Would be best on a tripod or holding against a firm object like a tree.  ...  "
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" ...  The tripod, phone holder for camera come with a nice Case  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with adaptors and a nice carry case with a belt loop so it's easy to carry when out in the field.  ...  "
Size
 54
compact, small, size, easy to use, weight
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Comes with some attachments for a smartphone which is handy.  ...  "
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" ...  compact and light weight with a little protective carry sack.  ...  "
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" ...  Very lightweight for hikes !  ...  "
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" ...  light weight, easy to use and its compact.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought for general use while traveling.  ...  "
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" ...  I don’t expect perfection but was amazed by this handy, lightweight “critter finder”  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice for the price and a good size  ...  "
Lens
 52
focus, tripod, monocular, scope, binoculars
+85%
-15%
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" ...  Using the tripod and phone mount, you can take pictures of distant objects with remarkable clarity.  ...  "
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" ...  Comes with tripod, iphone attachment (not tried yet), cleaning cloth, covers, and safety strap.  ...  "
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" ...  this pocket size telescope monoclonal is exactly what i needed , I have binoculars but you can't take a photo with them and my phone has quite a q good camera but i can never zoom in quite close enough clearly but this enables me to do so really clearly and easily .  ...  "
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" ...  Keeping the aperture aligned with the hole in the lens cover is a bit tricky. ... Focus adjustments at the eye cup and the top of the unit turn easily and focus the lens appropriately.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the integrated lens cover.  ...  "
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" ...  Was impressed by the quality of the lens, compact size, and cost of this monocular.  ...  "
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" ...  I have taken a few photos, and the attachments work well although I am not sure about the quality of enlargements using the lens.  ...  "
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" ...  Inside was a nice lightweight but sturdy monocular, easy to set-up stand - extend legs so it is not top-heavy, covered lenses and with a little practice and eye placement (if you're used to binoculars), good viewing.  ...  "
Build Quality
 47
monocular, seems, feels, well, made
+74%
-26%
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" ...  It is very durable and includes a small case that can be stored in a backpack or on your belt.  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks for a great product that doesn't break the bank!  ...  "
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" ...  Great for its price loved the packaging and the quality of the product materials  ...  "
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" ...  Nice size perfect for spotting wildlife, the tripod is the only weakness, it is a little flimsy but cute.  ...  "
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" ...  The housing and texture feels good in the hand.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with a tripod, a phone attachment, a lanyard, and a carrying case.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price it seems surprisingly well constructed and fairly durable. ... There is a nice rubberized coating all around providing for a good grip and some level of protection from being dropped and bouncing around a bit.  ...  "
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" ...  The focus racks smoothly and feels sturdy, allowing for easy tweaks to get objects sharp. ... The kit came with a nice little plastic tripod.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 45
easy, use, phone, small, set
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Easy to use and great optics, very lightweight!!!!  ...  "
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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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" ...  I use it at work, and it has made my life so much easier.  ...  "
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" ...  It's small and compact and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The size is is good for my hand and the controls operate smoothly.  ...  "
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" ...  It's been easy to use except that my eye lashes get in the way because it has a bigger hole for looking through (than binoculars.)  ...  "
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" ...  Ease of use  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
For Travel
 42
vacation, use, hiking, go, upcoming trip
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Also, nice for taking on hikes at the park to view wildlife.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for our Alaskan cruise.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this monocular for a survival camping trip.  ...  "
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" ...  We are taking a trip to Alaska and this is perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought the lens for my cell phone (android) for an upcoming trip.  ...  "
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" ...  I actually bought this for a trip out west. ... Regardless, I'm looking forward to using it on my trip.  ...  "
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" ...  I hope this to be a fun addition to our hiking and animal watching.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it whenever I go hiking or during my travels.  ...  "
Zoom
 42
magnification, focus, monocular, easy, clear
+90%
-10%
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" ...  I thought this had zooming capabilities.  ...  "
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" ...  Also note, these picture were all taken WITHOUT my phone digital zoom.  ...  "
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" ...  The monocular is very clear and easy to focus.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Focus is single handed and easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Product has good magnification and no aberrations view.  ...  "
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" ...  the zoom on this phone works well .  ...  "
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" ...  All I have to do is pinch zoom slightly to have the full image.  ...  "
Camera
 39
pictures, tripod, use, take a photo, focus
+95%
-5%
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" ...  It will be great for taking pics of birds on our hikes.  ...  "
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" ...  Very pleased with the close-up pictures I can take.  ...  "
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" ...  Tried it and take a photo,it is good.  ...  "
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" ...  Both are cool for a beginer nature photographer.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with it's own tripod and can also be used with other tripods.  ...  "
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" ...  I think with a tripod, it can take picture of object even further.  ...  "
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" ...  The steadier your hand the better the image.  ...  "
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" ...  The tripod is a nice feature and standard thread for cameras.  ...  "
Marketplace
 29
works, picture, today, thank, shipping
+83%
-17%
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" ...  I love the quality of the image.  ...  "
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" ...  Came just as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Based on other reviews I thought this was going to be a surprisingly decent image.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I received this product and spent some time with it earlier today.  ...  "
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" ...  The product came in perfect condition and works exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  The steadier your hand the better the image.  ...  "
Comfort
 22
use, feels, easy, perfect, loop
+82%
-18%
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" ...  The housing and texture feels good in the hand.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the ergonomics of this monocular.  ...  "
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" ...  I was able to read small signs down the street with ease and one hand.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I was concerned about the quality of this product without holding it first.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and feels like good quality.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to use for each of our hand he has a bear paw and I have small hands.  ...  "
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" ...  It is very comfortable to hold and adjust for me.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 19
image, picture, get, pictures, images
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" ...  The image is clear and crisp.  ...  "
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" ...  Crisp clear images.  ...  "
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" ...  Yes there is a circle around the picture but these pictures are also thru a SCREENed porch.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the quality of the image.  ...  "
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" ...  Hopefully the images will give you a good perspective of the difference.  ...  "
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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. ... 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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" ...  Most important is a crisp clear image .  ...  "
Clarity
 17
clarity, view, magnification, good, crisp
+100%
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" ...  Clarity is good, and the magnification is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Very clear at distances.  ...  "
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" ...  Great visibility and clarity.  ...  "
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" ...  It makes everything that I'm viewing crystal clear.  ...  "
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" ...  The Visual is very clear.  ...  "
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" ...  The image is clear and crisp.  ...  "
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" ...  Opticals are clear and magnification is good.  ...  "
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" ...  Very clear view.  ...  "
Product As Described
 16
picture, works, quality, pictures, good
+94%
-6%
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" ...  The product came in perfect condition and works exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  The image is large enough it almost needs to be stabilized which is a very nice problem to have.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the quality of the image.  ...  "
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" ...  Has a good image.  ...  "
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" ...  Hopefully the images will give you a good perspective of the difference.  ...  "
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" ...  I find it to be exactly like it is advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Based on other reviews I thought this was going to be a surprisingly decent image.  ...  "
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" ...  The steadier your hand the better the image.  ...  "
Weight
 14
light, easy to use, use, compact, monocular
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Very light weight but still powerful!  ...  "
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" ...  It has good weight and even comes with a tripod to set it on.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the size, weight and ease of use.  ...  "
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" ...  This spotting scope is light weight and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  This monocoluar is light weight and offers the same clarity as a binaculor in this price range.  ...  "
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" ...  Really enjoyed the easy of use and light weight.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a light weight and compact device.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to focus and light weight.  ...  "
Color
 13
image, images, pictures, use, crisp
+100%
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" ...  Rizor sharp image.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is clear and the colors are true to their natural colors.  ...  "
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" ...  The pictures are clear and high resolution. ... Very clear and bright images  ...  "
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" ...  Crisp clear images.  ...  "
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" ...  Hopefully the images will give you a good perspective of the difference.  ...  "
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" ...  Based on other reviews I thought this was going to be a surprisingly decent image.  ...  "
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" ...  Most important is a crisp clear image .  ...  "
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" ...  The image is clear and crisp.  ...  "
Delivery
 10
well, today, time, delivery, weeks
+100%
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" ...  Delivery Time - even with Prime (usually 2 days shipping), it took 7 days to arrive.  ...  "
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" ...  I received this product and spent some time with it earlier today.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived next day.  ...  "
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" ...  Just got this today quick shipping.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using this for three weeks, and it's still in good condition.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived quickly, was well packed and undamaged.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 9
tried, cell, bird, android, adapter
+89%
-11%
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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 smart phone adapter is a plus.  ...  "
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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 Cell Phone adapter thing is great also.  ...  "
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" ...  Hooked monocular to my I phone 7plus.  ...  "
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" ...  I like its connection to my phone.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 9
lake, sea, proof
+100%
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" ...  I live on a lake  ...  "
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" ...  Also, it is supposedly waterproof, shock proof, and dust proof leaving me with even more peace of mind.  ...  "
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" ...  Even if the rain wasn't gone, the scope's still Waterproof!  ...  "
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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 bought it for bird viewing on the trees and on the water, and it's great for the purpose.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  And it's water resistant so less of a worry on boats, hiking near water, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  We will bring it to the beach this year.  ...  "
For Kids
 8
son, fun
+88%
-13%
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" ...  My kids enjoy it too thank you  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my neighbor HE LOVES it!  ...  "
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" ...  My new favorite toy!!  ...  "
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" ...  Review by my son who received this for his birthday:  ...  "
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" ...  My granddaughter loves watching the birds with it  ...  "
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" ...  What I expected, easy to use and fun for the kids too  ...  "
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" ...  even for the kids. ... We're getting two more for our grown kids that enjoy nature as well.  ...  "
Capacity
 8
family, 4, bought
+100%
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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.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 7
worked
+57%
-43%
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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.  ...  "
Returns
 7
back, trip
+43%
-57%
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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 .  ...  "
Design
 6
looks, rubberized, hold, hand, feels
+100%
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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.  ...  "
As Gift
 5
christmas, purchased, husband
+100%
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" ...  I bought this as a present for myself and I’m so happy I did.  ...  "
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" ...  Would make a good gift for someone or even yourself.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Ordered this for a friend for Christmas and he absolutely loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  I got this as a gift for my husband and he is very pleased with it.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 5
clear
+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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Setup
 4
phone, easy to use
+50%
-50%
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" ...  It would have been nice to have some instructions in the box, or at least a card with a link to a website with instruction videos.  ...  "
Cleaning
 4
soft case, hands, comes
+50%
-50%
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" ...  The slider has obvious wear and tear and there was dirt/dust in the cup part.  ...  "
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" ...  I had to use pumice soap to remove the smell from my hands.  ...  "
For Fun
 3
kids, easy
+100%
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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  ...  "
Software Platform
 3
tried, phone
+67%
-33%
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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.  ...  "
Video Playback
 3
take, pictures, feature
+100%
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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  ...  "
Cover
 3
comes, carrying, carry, belt
+100%
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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.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 3
+100%
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" ...  It arrived sealed, and in factory condition.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using this for three weeks, and it's still in good condition.  ...  "
Night Photography
 3
view, use, light, lens, get
+100%
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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!  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  1.97 meters