Friday, October 9, 2009

Mini Pocket Monocular

I have always had trouble using binoculars -- I cannot look through both lenses at once, no matter how many times I try and how close together I adjust them. So I'm intrigued by the idea of this mini pocket monocular from the National Geographic online store. I'm always closing one eye and trying to look through with the other, so this makes perfect sense for me. And I think it would make a nice "luxury" stocking stuffer, especially for men (who like gadgets anyway) who enjoy sporting events or even the opera or ballet.

The product description says that the monocular is lightweight and has a near-focus of 13 inches, making it great for close-ups of insects and other little tidbits -- so it's almost a microscope too! The magnification is 7x, it's 3.5 inches long and about 1.5 inches in diameter, and it weighs less than 2 ounces. If that doesn't say "stocking stuffer", I don't know what does!

What: Mini Pocket Monocular
Where: National Geographic Store website
How much (as of today's post): $35.00 (plus shipping)

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