21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2006
Binoculars appear to be well constructed but at 3-1/4 pounds are heavier than the 2 pounds claimed by Sharper Image. The field of view is very small. When fully zoomed I am unable to hold the binoculars steady without holding them against something because of their weight. The adjustments are not quick or easy to make. If you do buy these you should consider buying the tripod to hold them steady while you look through them. Sharper Image would not respond to my e-mail inquiry about incorrect weight claims by them. Their telephone customer service people did not provide any assisitance either.
Won't make this mistake again!
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on July 10, 2010
On the lower zoom settings these are excellent binoculars...on high..the field of view is reduced to a tiny little circle you cant even see crap though...I thought about returning these for a refund, but even on 20x-50x they are way better than the 7x binoculars I have...they are just not even any where near as great as the 140X ads make it sound...there is a reason the company went bankrupt selling these I guess.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on March 28, 2007
Just a lousy product. Even with the tripod they do not perform well. Zoomed out you had just as well look through a beer bottle with vaseline rubbed on the bottom. I am amazed that Sharper Image would continue to sell this overpriced junk.
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2007
I obtained these binoculars a few weeks ago, and could only see double images, despite every attempt at focusing, adjusting the spacing, etc.
They do not gather as much light as a 70mm pair of binoculars should, and the extreme zoom, while sounding good, makes them impossible to use without a tripod, and binocular mounting accessories.
In addition, when accidentally dropped from a 16" height, while in their "protective case", the entire front lens housing and assembly snapped off, destroying the unit entirely. It was made of very very thin plastic.
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 11, 2007
My binoculars are an effective part of my daily inspection activities. I can now effectively surveil the roofs of houses during my housing inspections. My job has become much simpler. Larry Burton, Housing Inspector, City of Paterson, NJ +++:}