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Fun Toy for Kids - Don't Expect Military Grade Night Vision
on January 5, 2011
Purchased as Christmas gift for 6 year old son. We got it at Toys-R-Us for $38 which was a primary reason for purchasing after seeing it as a fun gift in Real Simple magazine. If I could, I would rate it at 3.5 stars.
What I Like:
--The price. Not sure i would have purchased if it was priced at it is today.
--It really works...was skeptical at first. You can make out faces with these binoculars.
--Very useful for checking in on kids sleeping without disturbing them.
What I Dislike:
--It does not focus very well and the range is poor but I didn't expect much.
After reading some of the other reviews, people need to realize that 1) this is IS a toy meant for younger children and 2) they are binoculars not goggles. There is a difference.
$70 is not a good value. We have used it several times and had some good fun with it. It will be great for camping when the weather gets better so for now we use it to play games in the house. Having a second one would be fun for hide-n-seek but I have not seen the price adjust since Christmas. Bottom line: Don't expect a military grade night vision, realize they are binoculars NOT goggles, let your kids have fun with it and wait to purchase when you can get them <$50.