Product Type: Edu Tech binoculars
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Edu Science 4050
Member Name: user789
Edu Science 4050
Date: 15/03/13, updated on 16/03/13 (11 review reads)
Advantages: price and durability.
Disadvantages: zooming power is slightly under powered.
My friend has been taking binoculars with him on holiday for a very long time, as he says they are very useful when looking for a good view of a monument or something of the sort.
Last year I listened his advice and bought these rather cool looking pair of binoculars to see if binoculars are essential for trips and holidays. I have to admit taking these binoculars with me changed the experience as you get a much better view of details whether you are looking at buildings or nature.
For £9.99 I was not expecting a very durable product, but I was pleasantly surprised as the shell is very tough and the lenses have been resisting scratches very efficiently with only very minor scratches appearing after 1 years use. (A cleaning cloth is provided to keep the glass in tip-top condition).
At 10cm by 10cm by 4cm and 748 grams they are not bulky at all (a big pro for carrying around or with luggage). They do come with a carrier pouch that fits the binoculars very snugly. However, it is not very durable which kind of show the makers cut corners to keep the price as low as possible. But for £9.99 you cant really complain.
There is a focusing knob in the middle which reacts fairly accurately which allows for easy focusing without putting too much effort.
The quality of zooming/magnifying is not as good as higher priced binocular but if you are looking to use these occasionally for site seeing or use during sporting events then these are convenient. However, if your are a serious bird watcher then I more sophisticated pair will be needed as the cheapness of these binoculars has a toll on the amount of features offered. But then again they were made as a novalty toy not a professional product.
Summary: A simple pair of binoculars for occasional use.