Rated 4 out of 5 by SuburbanGrandma Portable and affordable alternative to binoculars
I bought four of these as holiday gifts for our young grandkids, who will be going to Costa Rica on their spring vacation. I also bought one for myself and found it was enough to get a better look at our backyard wildlife. We have high-quality binoculars that provide much better viewing, but they would be hard for little kids to hold and focus, and even for me it's great to have something that can be slipped into a pocket. The monocular seems well made and a good value at the price.
November 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mlock307 Back to binoculars!
I am returning it because I could not get it to focus clearly.
November 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by stcorr Works Well
Works well for small size, easy to carry and convenient
June 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by scothiker Hawkeye
A good deal for the cost. Naturally not a precision piece of equipment but it does serve to clarify the scene and only takes up minimal space in the pack and is of scant weight.
June 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShoeChick Excellent
I love this little but powerful monocular. I can watch my birds or should I say see my birds much better now and oh I can't wait for hunting season to open. This will be so much better to carry than binoculars.
April 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by QuicheLorraine Compact & lightweight, perfect to take everywhere
I got this to scope out new photography opportunities while traveling or for sporting events and it's perfect for that, but now I leave it in my car or purse so I can see traffic jam problems close up, watch things discreetly from a distance, etc. I find myself using it all the time! Its so easy to carry but still powerful enough.
April 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by HumanBean280 Good Enough
Have been using this monocular on a few weekend outings and it has proven to be what it is: small, compact, easy to use. Used it bird watching, keeping an eye on my kids in the park, reading signs as a mass transit passenger and as a help navigating while a tourist. As other customers have noted, it's not the highest quality but for the relatively low price, it's good enough. If I lost it or cracked the lense, it's not too big of a loss. For me, this monocular is just what I needed.
March 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Moire monocular
Glad I didn't spend alot for this monocular, as it barely works. It reminds me of a toy you get at the five&dime store. The clarity is muted and hazy and it takes both hands to focus on near or far.
Maybe I got a defective item, based on other reviews. But not sending it back, as it will cost shipping and it's not worth the potential of getting another like this.
March 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mydutchess birthday gift
item was ordered from ouur local store as maine didnt have any. they were very helpful and took care of everything quickly.
January 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TexasBeanFrequentFlyer Just What I Wanted
I wanted something easier than binoculars to carry while fly-fishing. The monocular is perfect. I am surprised at how far I can see and how clear the view is. It might not work for serious technical users but it is perfect for me and fits in my vest just right. Really cool and handy item - nice price as well. I will be watching the birds out my office window in the spring with this gadget without drawing attention to my wandering eyes. May have to get another.
January 3, 2013