A 12x binocular is powerful enough to reveal the details of far-off subjects—as long as you're not holding it in your hands. At that magnification, the shaking of even the steadiest observer will badly disrupt the viewing experience. If you're on a boat or in a moving vehicle, the problem is even worse. But the 12x28 Techno-Stabi Image-Stabilized Binocular from Fujinon frees you from the tyranny of the tripod. Its +/- 3° image stabilizer calms the vibrations for a clear, steady image, with no need for any support beyond your own two hands.
Optically, the Techno-Stabi delivers a bright, sharp picture, thanks to its phase-corrected prisms and fully multi-coated lenses. Its field of view is a respectable 218 feet at 1,000 yards. Focusing is easy with the center wheel, and there's a diopter adjustment on the right ocular tube. Those wearing eyeglasses will appreciate the twist-down eyecups and 17.5mm eye relief. The fiberglass-reinforced, highly durable plastic housing keeps the weight of the binocular down to 14.9 ounces. It will run for up to 12 hours on one included CR2 lithium battery, and comes equipped with a neck strap and carry bag.