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Tasco Essentials 10x 25mm Compact Binoculars
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- Magnification x objective: 10x 25mm
- Lens coating: fully
- Prism System: roof
- Field of view (ft. At 1000Yds): 288
- Eyecups: Fold-down
- Compact binoculars are ideal for glassing long distances or examining small details
- Rubber-armored housing absorbs shock and protects them from bumps and bruises
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So these would be a great choice for occasional or emergency use (e.g., to throw in a glove compartment or emergency bag, or to take hiking or backpacking), when having a small, lightweight, relatively high-power set of binoculars would be beneficial.
If you'll be using these for extended periods of time, I would encourage you to keep looking. The eye relief isn't great, so if you wear glasses you won't be able to see the full field of view. Also, and it could just be my pair, mine do not focus very sharply (spherical aberration?), especially at larger distances.
Also, be aware that these are probably best for active outdoors activities (hiking, hunting, etc.) in bright light -- if you can put up with the extra weight and cost, you might be better served by a pair with larger effective aperture and corresponding exit pupil (e.g., 10x42 or even 10x50) for pursuits like astronomy or (more sedentary) birding. This is not a criticism of these binoculars; they are designed to be 10x25, so the only thing I might complain about is the transmission of the AR coating, but that's simply not fair at this price point.
If you do get a pair, do some thorough field testing as soon as you get them, and return them if they don't suit your expectations.
Three stars may be too tough on these, but they're just not good enough optically to warrant more. Still, especially given their price, they're a whole lot better than nothing in a pinch.
I bought these binoculars to leave in my SUV as an emergency backup when I forget my excellent Nikon 7216 Action 8 X 40 Binoculars. They are much lighter and smaller and I can leave in my map holder on the door or even in my pocket and forget I even have them which leaves the old saying binoculars are only good if you have them with you. And that's where these binoculars shine they are very tiny and very light.
They do bring things in close and after a little bit of focusing and adjusting width you can make things out if you have plenty of light. The little case they come with is pretty decent as well.
Now for the bad parts. The eye relief is pretty bad, you will have to prop your eye glasses above them and or remove them to use. Also they are pretty dim which of course a lot of cheaper 10x25 binoculars are. The strap is a small little string that does the job but is pretty thin. But hey for the price go ahead and purchase a couple one for your coat pocket and one for your vehicle oh and maybe one for your camera bag.
These would be a great pair to have children learn on as if they drop or abuse them its no big deal.
Super small size
Super light weight
Disposable price tag
Great learning binocular to hand to small children
So so focusing
Just Ok low light ability
Just Ok optics
Not water tight or resistant
Purchase as disposable emergency travel binoculars and or as a toy for children to learn birding with and no more.Read more ›
I'll say that I think 10X is too high of a magnification for untrained optic users. It causes too much shake with every breath, and gripping the binoculars tighter (as many people do) to steady them only make it worse. The neck cord on this model is too flimsy to be useful for steadying. Now, I can use them just fine, but I'm not an "untrained user". Other than the magnification, they're a great pair of binoculars. They're very clear, and durability is very nice. I've dropped mine in mud, in snow, and off a seven-foot-high rock quarry wall once. Apart from a small crack in the rubber armoring (which was easily put back together with electrical tape) they appear new.
The binoculars come with instructions, a lens cleaning cloth, and a fabric carrying case with belt loop. The case is low-quality, but it does the job of keeping the binos clean until you're ready to use them. It closes with a Velcro strip. The whole thing comes in a nice box, ready to wrap up if this is a gift. I'd recommend the 8X21 Essentials model if you're looking for inexpensive binoculars. They're sold here on Amazon for about $12.
Note: If you have a Harbor Freight in your area, they sell these binoculars for $14.99 under their "Gordon" brand. The binoculars are made in the same factory as the Tascos, and the only change is the addition of the Tasco name on the binoculars; the Gordon version isn't branded, and the markings are in a slightly different font. Same factory, same specs.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
small and easy to use. good for the casual user going on a cruise, sports event, or amateur outdoor hobby or event.Published 5 hours ago by Bobby B.
For the money, they're okay to use when you just need to see a little farther, but don't need high clarity in what you see through them. They're a bit fuzzy and hazy. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Katherine
I gave these to my grandson (5) and granddaughter (9) For their family camping vacation. They loved them.Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
These easily fit in a pocket next to a cell phone, or with the included case strap to a belt. I used these for game viewing in Africa and was not disappointed; got me close to the... Read morePublished 8 days ago by William York
Worked well on the safari when I didn't feel like using the bigger binoculour.Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer