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Holy Stone F181W Drone - Drone

Holy Stone F181W Drone Review

Holy Stone produces a variety of drones designed for various ages and experience levels, from beginner to expert. But choosing the right Holy Stone drone for yourself or your child can be difficult. What features should you look for? Is a particular model well-suited for your needs and experience level? We tested the Holy Stone […]

Holy Stone HS120 Drone - Drone

Holy Stone HS120D Drone Review

Holy Stone has produced a wide range of drones that cater to an equally wide range of ages and experience levels. Both young children and adults, not to mention beginners and experts, can find a drone that’s just right for them. The problem then, is knowing which option might be the best one for you […]

Holy Stone HS110D - Drone

Holy Stone HS110D Drone Review

Holy Stone is capable of producing a decent quality beginner’s drone at a reasonable price, and the HS110D could be another option to consider if you’re looking for your first drone. We took it out for a test flight to see if this is the drone to get you up in the air or if […]

Holy Stone HS210 Mini-Drone

Holy Stone HS210 Mini-Drone Review

If you want a remote control drone for the kids but don’t want to spend a ton of money, the Holy Stone HS210 Mini Drone might just be the answer. It’s small enough to be taken everywhere and has many of the basic features you’d expect from a more expensive model. But does it have […]

HS340 Mini-Drone

Holy Stone HS340 Mini-Drone Review

There are hundreds of drones on the market, with prices ranging from anywhere between about $30 and $5,000. If you’re new to flying drones or you want something the whole family can enjoy, it’s hard to find one that’s fully featured, easy to fly and cost-effective. Fortunately, Holy Stone has a solid reputation for producing […]

Snaptain S5C Drone

Snaptain S5C Drone Review

Snaptain specialize in producing inexpensive drones that almost anyone, of any age, can potentially fly and enjoy. Packed with features, the Snaptain S5C Drone certainly has a lot to offer, but will it soar smoothly into the air or drop like a rock to the ground? Our Score for the Snaptain S5C Drone All Photos […]

Tomzon A31 Mini-Drone - Drone with Lights

Tomzon A31 Flying Pig Mini-Drone Review

Tomzon manufactures electronic toys for a wide age range of children and have a number of drones available for families to enjoy. There’s one, however, that younger children can potentially fly, and with a cool name like “Flying Pig” and propellers that are lit with changing colors, the Tomzon A31 sounds hard to resist. So […]

Potensic D80 Drone - Drone

Potensic D80 Drone Review

Potensic produce drones that range in size and price depending upon your age and experience. Everything from the small and inexpensive mini drones for kids, the mid-priced drones to the more expensive, feature-packed options for more experienced flyers, Potensic has a drone that’s suited to your needs, your experience and your budget. The Potensic D80 […]

Holy Stone HS165 - Drone

Holy Stone HS165 Foldable Drone Review

Holy Stone have a pretty solid reputation for producing easy-to-use that both beginners and intermediate fliers can enjoy without having to dig deep into their pockets. The Holy Stone HS165 Foldable Drone has been designed to be taken almost anywhere and flown by almost anyone, and with built-in GPS, it’s capable of flying back to […]

Sky-Watcher Heritage 130

Sky-Watcher Heritage 130 Telescope Review

Sky-Watcher was founded in 1999 with the goal of producing a high-quality instrument at an affordable price. Their Heritage 130 Tabletop Dobsonian telescope has been designed to combine portability with aperture, while still providing views that wow. We put it through the wringer to see how well it fared. (If you’re in the market for […]

Zhumell Z100

Zhumell Z100 Telescope Review

It wasn’t too long ago that you’d be forgiven if you’d never heard of Zhumell. While popular companies such as Celestron, Meade and Orion have always dominated the amateur astronomy market, in recent years a few competitors have appeared to challenge them. One of those is Zhumell, but are their telescopes up to the task, […]

Celestron ExploraScope 114AZ

Celestron ExploraScope 114AZ Telescope Review

Most telescopes are designed for either astronomical or terrestrial use, with the latter having an additional lens to ensure the image appears upright. Unfortunately, the additional lens can deteriorate the image quality, which is why astronomical telescopes typically produce an inverted image. But what if there was a telescope that allowed you to do both […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Woman using a hot glue gun for a craft project

The Best Hot Glue Guns

Hot glue guns are the ultimate tool for crafters and DIYers. From gluing intricate craft materials to adhering fabrics and wood, a hot glue gun is versatile and a must-have in any crafter’s cabinet, whether you’re making DIY wind chimes, pebble art, or just like to have a useful adhesive tool handy in case you […]

Father and son using telescope at night

How Much Does a Good Telescope Cost?

If you’re in the market for a good scope, you’re probably wondering about the cost. You may be worried that astronomical equipment is expensive and that a decent scope could be out of your price range. Fortunately, the answer to the question “how much does a good telescope cost?” may be simpler than you think. […]

how to make pebble art

How to Make DIY Pebble Art in 5 Easy Steps

Some of my favorite crafts to make feature materials you can easily find in or around your home. Pebble art is one that my kids and I love to do because it’s fun searching for pebbles and getting imaginative with the pictures we create. Plus, our finished pieces look perfect hanging on the walls of […]

Parent and child using a telescope at home

How to Use a Telescope: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

If you’ve never owned or used a telescope before, it might seem a little daunting. Maybe you’ve already bought one and are excited to get started. (If you’re still searching, check out our guide on buying your first telescope for some great tips and learn how much you can expect to pay for a good […]

Man using telescope outside at night

How to Buy Your First Telescope

Almost everyone will stop and stare at the stars, and while some will simply walk on by, others will take their interest a little further. If you’re one of those folks, buying a telescope probably seems like the next logical step. If you’re about to buy your first telescope, there are some important things you […]

25 Coolest Facts About Astronomy

The 25 Coolest Facts About Astronomy

Are you constantly on the lookout to impress your friends with mind-blowing scientific discoveries? Look no further – this selection of 25 of the coolest facts about astronomy is sure to amaze professionals and astronomy enthusiasts alike. You’ll learn the real reason behind the darkness of the night sky, discover the farthest place visible to […]

101 Fun Activities to Do with Kids at Home

101 Fun Activities to Do with Kids at Home

Sure, going to the movies, a museum, or a restaurant can be a fun way to spend time with your kids. But there’s no need to spend a bunch of money – or even leave your home – to keep them entertained. Some of the best educational, adventurous, and engaging activities can be done right […]