OMAHA, Neb., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Binoculars.com, the premier destination for binoculars of all kinds from the Hayneedle family of online stores, has announced its 2011 Binocular of the Year Awards.
Binoculars, like other performance-oriented gadgets, are constantly being upgraded. The best manufacturers unveil new models each year, often quite similar to their predecessor with minor tweaks and changes. But every so often an innovator comes along and introduces a new series or model that truly changes the way we see things. The expert staff at Binoculars.com reviews the year's additions and illuminates the great products that provide something special with one of the coveted Binocular of the Year Awards.
2011 Binoculars.com Binocular of the Year Award Winners:
- Binocular of the Year: Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD
- Best Birding Binocular: Nikon ProStaff 7 8x42
- Best Hunting Binocular: Steiner 10x42 Predator Xtreme
- Best Travel Binocular: Zeiss Conquest 10x25 B T Compact Binoculars
- Best Astronomy Binocular: Zhumell 25x100 Tachyon
- Best of the Best Award: Swarovski 10x42 EL Swarovision
- Excellence in Service Award: Leica Binoculars
"The Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binoculars are the first true game-changer in their class, with superior light transmission normally found only in much, much, higher-priced models," said Jason Mulek, Senior Buyer, Hayneedle's Binoculars.com. "Bushnell is so sure they've upped the ante that they've offered to buy them back from any unsatisfied customer for a full year… we doubt they'll have any takers. The Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD is more than worthy of Binoculars.com Binocular of the Year Award."
To determine the winners, all binocular models are given a thorough visual inspection and graded according to specific criteria established by Binoculars.com's team of in-house optics experts. The Binoculars.com team then subjects each binocular to exacting tests in the field to rate its performance, including build quality, overall brightness, edge clarity and trueness of color. The standards used to judge a binocular's quality and performance vary for each award category. Learn more about the full list of Binoculars.com second annual Binocular of the Year Award winners at: http://www.binoculars.com/binoculars/binocularawardsarticle.cfm
"We congratulate all of the 2011 Binoculars.com Binocular of the Year Award winners," said Mulek. "Binocular manufacturers continue to provide consumers with a wide variety of high quality options for every interest and every budget. Our expert team at Binoculars.com looks forward to helping consumers find the binoculars that perfectly suit their needs."
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