for $30, this optic is well worth it. my brother's bushnell was almost $200 and the two are very comparable.
The setup was a bit tedious but it really is a good product once you get the hang of it. I use this at my 100 meter outdoor range so I can see the paper target. It's way faster and more convenient than using a monocular or spotting scope because I can just look down at my phone's screen and instantly see it.
Got it for Father's Day and I actually ended up getting one for myself too because of how much I liked it. I have it permanently mounted on my kitchen table so I can watch the bird feeder on my phone while eating breakfast. It took some figuring out but it really works well once you dial it in
I am generally skeptical of these online advertisements so I was pleased to find that my scope was as advertised. I find the night vision to be a bit of a novelty but it does in fact work if you want to put some time into it. My biggest complaint is that it can be a bit frustrating to zoom on the iPhone since it requires the two-finger-pinch rather than Androids which have a sliding bar which you can use with your finger. You could alleviate this through the use of a bluetooth remote which would make this product amazing but I don't know if Apple allows bluetooth remotes to operate the digital zoom. Overall, I am satisfied with my purchase. I just enjoy being pedantic.
This review is probably a bit unconventional because I did not buy this for hiking or any outdoor activity. I actually bought it to keep an eye on my protected street parking spot down the road. I mount this in the upper corner of my window and it has a perfect zoomed in view about a tenth of a mile down the road so I can call the tow truck before the hubby gets home and has to deal with it. It's far cheaper than a security camera and works WAY better at night than my Nest cam. NICE!
build quality was better than expected. the night vision works surprisingly well despite it seeming like a novelty. setup is a bit tedious but not that bad overall. really interesting little toy. 5/5
this thing is awesome. my bushnell cost me $180 and performs the same as this which is a QUARTER of the price. total bargain