Priced at just £23.99 before discounts, you have to wonder just how Eono can make a profit. It is not like these are cheap and nasty binoculars, they are not, they are well made and have a premium feel to them. If they were on sale in a specialist shop I would expect to see them priced much higher. And these are not even the cheapest out there.
Inside the branded product box were the binoculars themselves, a lanyard cord, a small cleaning cloth, a soft carry bag, and a small but well-printed User Guide. I enclose a scan of the key pages of the User Guide in my unboxing video, but it does not really tell anything you do not already know.
Build quality seems first-rate. The binoculars are solidly made with a tough rubberised skin with the lenses made from FMC blue film coated optical glass with light transmittance of 99.5%. They feel robust, well made and unlikely to fail anytime soon. The multicoated lenses have a magnification of 12x with an objective lens diameter of 25mm, a Bak-4 roof prism with a field of view of 294ft/1000yds and an Angle of Field of 7.5°. There is a focusing wheel in the centre and the right eyepiece has a dioptre focus ring to allow for variations between the eyes.
Weighing in at 276 grams the binoculars are 6 x 9 x 12 cm in size and sit well in the hand and nicely in the pocket even when in their case, which has a belt loop for those with small pockets. As with all miniature binoculars getting used to the small apertures can take time but the eyepieces have a rubber surround to make using them with glasses easier. Image quality for the price is excellent with little sign of chromatic aberrations, or colour fringing. Due to the limited 25mm lens diameter, which means they pull in less light, the image can be a bit dim in certain conditions as would be the case with any similar binoculars.
These binoculars are great for medium distances objects in daylight rather than for large vistas and certainly not for astronomy. They can also be used in the theatre, as what used to be called opera glasses, to get a better view. They are small and discreet enough to be kept in the pocket or car glovebox to be on hand for when needed.
To focus the binoculars, close the right eye and rotate the centre knob until the image is sharp and in focus. Then close the left eye and rotate the knurled ring on the right eyepiece until it is sharp and in focus also.
I still find it hard to believe that a decent quality set of binoculars can be produced for this price. If you need a set of mini binoculars for occasional use then these would be an excellent buy.
Good Build Quality
Soft Carry Case
No Hard Carry Case
Limited Low Light Performance