An incredible gift idea for those who appreciate clever engineering, the 5x10 T* MiniQuick® is a fun example of Zeiss performance in a nimble package. No bigger or heavier than a fountain pen-clips to shirt pockets it rewards the viewer with an impressive field-of-view, with or without eyeglasses. Available with an optional pouch, the MiniQuick® doubles as a magnifier; just look through the objective end. Ideal for travelers, scientists, patrons of the arts, peace officers, outdoor adventurers, or anyone who needs discreet optics at their fingertips.
Reviewed by 2 customers
For what this is, it's very good. It isn't fair to compare the unit to binoculars, as it's intended as a pocket scope. I use it in my work, where I need to observe critical detail at close ranges (15 to 20 feet), and find it useful also at longer ranges, and it's much clearer than you'd expect it to be. The price is very fair. I did break the pocket clip off my unit, but that was my own clumsy fault. I had an agent for Homeland Security who was a client of our business check my MiniQuick out, and he said he plans on getting one for his work (he is a federal narcotics agent). So the product is a very good one. :)
A unique item, useful for urban navigation walking or driving - check street signs one block away, addresses, details just out of visual range. Image very sharp when in focus. Narrow field, small objective and low power makes it not at all competitive in view quality and ease of use for casual viewing, theater, birding, with even mini binoculars. 13-foot minimum focus barely close enough to be useful to read museum and gallery information panels in a crowded exhibit, but better than I expected. (Because I am quite nearsighted, I can use without glasses up to about 7 feet.) Lightest and most compact device available for these limited purposes, but a lanyard ring would be more useful to me than the pocket clip and would not interfere with focusing. Focus takes time and dexterity - lots of turning of cylinder under pocket clip to go between infinity and close focus. Magnifier function not useful - extremely close working distance (less than 1/4 inch) shades subject, inverted image and low power (seems less than 5x). Get a small folding magnifier or the Pentax monocular with microscope attachment if you have magnifier or low-power microscope application.