Walkstool Comfort Review: The Best Lightweight, Portable, Folding Stool?

Continuing on with my series of posts and reviews on the gear that I use, be that directly related to binoculars, the equipment I use to take photographs for this site, recording gear I use for the BBR YouTube channel or indeed the interests and activities that I enjoy relation to binoculars like birding, hiking, […]

Gardenature Bird Feeder Camera Review

In this article, I am going to go over why chose to get the IP Camera System and Birdfeeder Housing from Gardenature.co.uk, our initial experience in setting up the system and then show you some example video footage that we have captured so far. My daughter, who is now almost nine, has started to show […]

Bino Accessories: Why I chose a Leatherman for Christmas

Whilst sitting down to dinner with my family last night, my daughter (who has already been talking about Christmas for weeks now), surprised me somewhat by asking what I would like for Christmas rather than what she would like for Christmas! This was something that I was not prepared for and to be honest had […]

Movo PM10 Lavalier Microphone Review

Whilst not strictly related to binoculars, I often get asked what gear I use when creating my reviews, and especially the ones that go onto the BBR Youtube channel. Therefore as I have been so impressed with it, I have decided to include a review based on my experience using the MOVO PM10 Lavalier microphone. […]

Cotton Skout Binocular Harness Review

Rather than simply copying or even seeking to just improve on the more traditional designs of binocular harness, with the Skout Harness, Cotton Carrier has taken a completely new and somewhat unique look at how to carry your binoculars more easily and at the same time freeing up your hands when you are not glassing. […]

MOVO GH1000 Gimbal Tripod Head Review

Like any tripod head, a good Gimbal is not only able to hold your equipment completely still when needed, but the whole setup will also be perfectly balanced. It is this unique ‘balancing’ arrangement that makes even the heaviest camera, spotting scope or binocular feel almost weightless and enables the simultaneous movement in both the […]

SNYPEX X-Wing SPA1 Universal Smart Phone Adapter Review

Rather than using a standard camera, one of the most convenient and easiest ways to get into either digibinning or digiscoping is to use the camera on your smartphone – as you will most certainly already have a phone and probably always carry it about, all you need is an adapter to connect it to […]

Winged Eyecups for Swarovski CL Companion

Last night I was browsing the excellent Birdforum website when I came across this question: Question: Does anyone know if you can buy winged eyecups for the Companion CL 8x30 bins. The Swarovski website doesn’t seem to list them. Answer: To answer the question, I know Swarovski Optik make a Winged Eyecup Set or Eye […]

Review: Vanguard Pistol Grip Ball Heads

Using a Vanguard Pistol Grip Ball Head with a Spotting Scope I have been using the Vanguard GH-100 Pistol Grip Ball Head for over a year now for normal photography with a camera, digiscoping and observation with a spotting scope and I have to say that it is one of my favourite pieces of kit. […]

Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT Tripod Review

As well as one of their fantastic car window mounts, I also recently had the enjoyment of testing the Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT tripod that came included with the Vanguard SBH-30 Ball Head. Vanguard Alta Pro Tripods The Alta Pro Series of tripods are available in lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum alloy models and are […]