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SkyGenius 10x50 Binoculars

SkyGenius 10×50 Binoculars Review

If you’re just getting started in astronomy, you may have been advised to get acquainted with binoculars before making the big leap to a telescope. With most amateur astronomers preferring a magnification of at least 10x, it’s a good idea to start with an inexpensive option that can also be used for other daytime activities. […]

Orion Scenix 7x50 Binoculars

Orion Scenix 7×50 Binoculars Review

One of the great things about binoculars is their versatility. Being much smaller and lighter than a telescope, you can take them anywhere and use them for a multitude of different activities, such as birding and astronomy. Orion, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of optical equipment, have specifically designed their Scenix range of binoculars […]

Orion Astronomy 15x70 Binoculars

Orion Astronomy 15×70 Binoculars Review

Orion Telescopes & Binoculars were founded in 1975 and have built and maintained a reputation for affordable quality equipment. While many of their products are also suitable for general outdoor activities, it’s their astronomical binoculars and telescopes that form the bedrock of their reputation. Will the Orion Astronomy 15×70 Binoculars live up to the standard […]

Opticron Adventurer II 10x50 Binoculars

Opticron Adventurer II 10×50 Binoculars Review

With a seemingly limitless selection of binoculars on the market, it can be confusing trying to pick the right ones. Should you choose roof prisms or the more traditional porro prisms? Which binoculars are best for both astronomy and daytime use? Opticron, a family-owned British company with over fifty years of experience, have designed their […]

Celestron Travel Scope 80

Celestron Travel Scope 80 Telescope Review

If you’re one of the millions of people who enjoy camping and looking up at the stars, then Celestron may have the perfect telescope for you. The Celestron Travel Scope 80 has been designed to be as lightweight and portable as possible, without making any sacrifices in quality. Have Celestron achieved their goal, or is […]

Silhouette of a man stargazing with binoculars

The Best Astronomy Binoculars for Stargazing

Astronomy binoculars are a must-have item for anyone with a passion for outdoor activities like stargazing. They can also come in handy when sightseeing, watching sporting events, attending concerts, and more. Our astronomy expert, Richard J. Bartlett, reviewed dozens of binoculars for stargazing to identify the best of the best, based on factors such as […]

Celestron 20x80 binoculars view of lenses

Celestron SkyMaster 20×80 Binoculars Review

Binoculars are the ultimate grab ‘n go observational tool. When there’s a brief break in the clouds and the stars can momentarily be seen, binoculars are readily available to dive deeper into that cosmic ocean. Some observers simply prefer them over a telescope; they’re relatively inexpensive, portable, and can allow amateurs of almost any experience […]

Person cutting with craft scissors

The Best Craft Scissors

No craft supply is complete without a pair of craft scissors. The right craft scissors will have you cutting fabric, thread, wire, paper, and all kinds of other crafting materials with ease. Our crafting expert, Amy Boyington, selected the LIVINGO Premium Tailor Scissors as her top pick after reviewing dozens of craft scissors for different […]

DIY Wind Chime

How to Make a DIY Wind Chime in 6 Easy Steps

Summer is right around the corner. I grew up on the Jersey Shore, and wind chimes were everywhere, all summer long. To me, they’re a must-have decoration for a front porch or backyard. There’s nothing quite like sitting outside and enjoying a nice breeze with the background music of a wind chime. Wind chimes can […]

DIY ribbon wreath hanging on door

How to Make a DIY Ribbon Wreath in 8 Simple Steps

One of my absolute favorite crafts to work on is a DIY ribbon wreath. Interestingly, it’s one of the more recent crafts I’ve started doing, along with other activities and crafts like pebble art, but I find myself enjoying them the most. Once you get into the groove of doing these, they become second nature […]