Celestron FirstScope

Celestron FirstScope Telescope Review

Celestron is arguably the best-known manufacturer of telescopic equipment in the world and produces a wide range of scopes to suit all ages and levels of experience. A number of these are designed for both beginners and younger astronomers – and chief among these is the Celestron FirstScope. If you’re looking for your first scope, […]

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The Best Telescopes for Beginners

You can go outside on any night and stare at the stars, but nothing beats bringing them closer through a telescope. Whether it’s for yourself, a loved one or the family as a whole, a telescope probably seems like something of a must-have item, but you might be concerned about the cost or quality. Our […]

DEERC YC-003 - Drone

DEERC UFO Mini-Drone Review

DEERC produces a wide range of products and toys for an equally wide audience. From RC cars, drones and robots to tents and play toys, DEERC primarily cater to children but there are plenty of options for adults to enjoy too. One of these is the DEERC UFO Mini-Drone, a small hand-held drone that’s aimed […]

Eachine E520 Drone - Drone

Eachine E520 Foldable Drone Review

Eachine manufactures a variety of RC products and accessories, from drones, airplanes and cars to FPV cameras, monitors and goggles. It therefore only seems reasonable to believe there should be something to suit every RC enthusiast’s taste. The E520 has been designed to appeal to the beginner and comes with a 4K high definition camera […]

Flying a Drone

The Best Drones Under $200

Flying a drone has become a hot hobby over the past few years, and the best drones under $200 can be flown by beginners and enjoyed by the whole family. Our drone expert, Richard J. Bartlett, reviewed dozens of drones under $200 to identify the best of the best, based on factors such as ease-of-use, […]

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The Best Drones for Kids

Many of the drones available today are relatively easy to control and can be flown by almost anyone. This makes it a fun activity for the whole family, but what if your kids want a drone for themselves? What are the best drones for kids? Our drone expert, Richard J. Bartlett, reviewed dozens of drones […]

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 (which you can buy here) 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 […]

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 (which you can buy here) 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 […]

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 (which is available here) 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 […]

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 (available here) sounds hard to […]

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 (which you can buy here) has been designed to be taken almost anywhere and flown by almost anyone, and with built-in GPS, it’s […]

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. Our Score for the Sky-Watcher Heritage […]

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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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. […]

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 […]

Astronomy for Beginners: How to Get Started with Stargazing

Astronomy for Beginners: How to Get Started with Stargazing

If you’ve ever relaxed outdoors on a night with clear skies, you’ve gotten a glimpse of the wonders of the universe, but there’s so much more to see. If you appreciate a beautiful starry sky or are fascinated by the mysteries of distant galaxies, stars, and planets, stargazing is an incredibly satisfying hobby. Here’s everything […]