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Spring offers: many binoculars and night vision devices specially reduced!

March 19 2019, Betty Lux

Spring is already in the starting blocks. We are ringing in the season with discounts – but only until 31 May 2019!

Both people and animals alike bask exuberantly in the first rays of spring sunshine. The birds are starting to sing again and plants are beginning to show new growth. Don’t miss one precious second of all this and grab yourself the right binoculars or night vision equipment in this sale!

We have heavily reduced, for example –

But prices have also been slashed on many other products for a limited time – including spotting scopes, microscopes and much more. We wish you lots of fun bargain hunting!

Find the Right Binoculars or Night Vision Device – New Models for 2019!

March 12 2019, Betty Lux

The new year has already arrived. Our binoculars and optical instrument suppliers are also making great headway with a wide range of innovations and new products –

whether bird or nature watching – you can’t go wrong with this all-rounder

Celestron‘s Trailseeker ED binoculars are a brand new article on the market. The popular and already available Trailseeker series  has now been extended with the use of high-quality ED glass. ED glass, also known as ‘Extra Low Dispersion Glass‘ reduces chromatic aberration to a minimum. That is a particular advantage when the lighting conditions are unfavourable, such as in the twilight. Despite it often being good weather in the Spring, it does still get dark quite early. But these binoculars will let you continue observing animals and birds well into the early evening. Savour every minute of your time outdoors in the countryside – your Trailseeker ED binoculars will help you!

Celestron Trailseeker ED 8×42

 

Speaking of the night: how about a night vision device?

Not without reason, the demand for night vision devices is higher than ever. Only a few years ago, these devices were not always particularly technically sophisticated, unwieldy and, most of all, expensive. Thankfully, those days are now over – as with the new Minox NVD 650 night vision device. The 6X magnification, with up to 30X digital zoom, allows you to see details in the dark. But what is really special is its range – with details still visible up to 350m away – putting the Minox NVD 650 firmly in the top echelon of 1st generation night vision devices! The photos and HD videos you take with it can be saved to a Micro-SD card and shown to friends and family later. And, last but not least, the device is really great value for money.

Minox NVD 650 night vision device

 

Hawke Frontier ED X – opens up an entire new world

At around 700 grams, Frontier ED X 10×42 binoculars from Hawke are ideally suitable for the discerning nature-watcher who doesn’t want to miss a thing. Here too, everything is down to the use of low dispersion ED glass together with an extremely compact design. The eyepieces can be pushed together to only 105mm separation. Those who find compact binoculars to be too small and unsophisticated will be more than satisfied with the Frontier ED X. They are nitrogen-filled to prevent fogging and equipped with a high-quality set of accessories, leaving nothing to be desired by the outdoor enthusiast.

AWKE Fernglas Frontier ED X 10x42

HAWKE Frontier ED X 10×42 binoculars

Explore all the new binoculars and optical instruments from reputable manufactures on our website and take advantage of our huge selection. Now is exactly the right time to buy, as availability is short but there is still sufficient stock. In any case, you are bound to enjoy some great moments nature watching!

 

Broaden Your Horizons with Augmented Reality Globes

December 17 2018, Betty Lux

Columbus, one of the leading globe manufacturers, has a tradition-rich history to show for itself.  Since the 1950s, the Duo-Series has long been produced in southern Germany by hand. Yet, hand-made and tradition do not exclude innovative ideas.  Columbus remains true to that concept, even today: the new 4D Globe App for iPhone and iPad gives your Duo-Globe a completely new dimension!

As a result of technological advances, the app can display additional information on top of the globe, such as weather data or geographic details.  A completely new animation of the Earth’s inner makeup create an awe-inspiring experience.  All Duo-Globes, even older models, have the makings of augmented reality and only with a few taps of a smartphone.  Check out our selection of Duo-Globes here. . The app is free to download in the Apple Appstore.

Die Columbus 4D Globus App

Other globe-makers have also jumped on the Augmented Reality bandwagon. Oregon Scientific has a series of new (childrens’) globes on the market, which take young adventurers on at trip around the world!  Special 3D effects with animals dinosaurs and special landscapes creates an exciting tour of discovery at every turn and for the whole family. The addition of a massive amount of interesting facts about continents, countries and cultures make the globes an excellent educational tool!

Oregon Scientific Smart Globe Adventure mit Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality paired with precise 3D printing technology: the US-based company, AstroReality has combined the two, to create incredibly, detail-rich and unique relief globes.  The app allows you to explore the Martian surface, for example, with a plethora of details.  Check out for yourself what you can discover on Mars – no personal interplanetary spaceship necessary.

AstroReality Mars Classic

The many other planet models, as well as EARTH and Lunar Pro, are not just pleasing to the eye.  Every space enthusiast will not want to let go of any AstroReality globe!

ZEISS Winter Weeks: €50 cash back when you buy a pair of Terra ED binoculars

December 13 2018, Betty Lux

Enjoy the beauty of a Winter’s day – with Terra ED binoculars by ZEISS, every walk in nature becomes an experience. Seize the opportunity now! Between 19th of November 2018 up to and including 6th of January 2019, after valid on-line registration and a purchase, you’ll receive €50 on your account!

It’s so simple! This is all you have to do:

  • Look now for your ZEISS Terra ED binoculars  – note: only while supplies last.
  • Register your binoculars online within 15 days after your purchase at zeiss-cashback with an image of your invoice and the label (please note conditions for participation)
  • Get €50 cash back within a few weeks!

ZEISS Terra ED binoculars will uniquely enhance the beauty of your Winter moment. Modern design as well as brilliant, sharp images makes these binoculars your perfect companion, when you’re on the road. Whether for yourself or as a special present to place under the Christmas tree – make giving double the fun!

The full participation conditions for the ZEISS Winter Weeks can be found at zeiss.com/photo/winterweeks. We wish you an enchanting Winter season!

Reaching for the Stars: Sega Toys Planetarium Flux

December 7 2018, Betty Lux

Over 60,000 twinkling stars without leaving your home!  Sound familiar?  True, you already know about the popular Sega Toys Home Planetarium Homestar Pro Original.  However, its successor is now available and is the best performing and most progressive home planetarium on the market: Sega Toys Homestar Flux.

Sega Toys Homestar Flux

From an optical point of view, Sega Toys has given the Flux a new paint job, being now available in matte black.  A highlight is its high quality and secure packaging.  Flux delivers awe-inspiring images to real science fiction fans, by reminding us of many classic space movies.

Enjoy the Stars from Your Couch!

The design is not the only change.  The technology has upped its game with a light intensity of 5 watt, illuminating your ceiling with not only brighter stars, but also great contrast!  The focus has been improved, to make it easier to adjust the crispness of the stars. Rotating the projecting lens has also been improved, which means more relaxing stargazing for you and your family.

For the new Flux, Sega Toys has also created a variety of new slides, complementing the two already included in the box.  Experience the northern lights with the “Aurora Borealis” slide.  While the solar system slide gives you the feeling of really being in space, allowing our neighboring planets to grace your ceiling.  The new slides are additionally backwards compatible with the Flux’s predecessor Homestar Pro Original.

Astrial Slide Aurora Borealis Scenic

The Homestar Flux is in stock and a fantastic gift for the holiday season!  Don’t wait to get your hands on one and order your Flux today!

 

Geochron Digital 4k: a Digital Cartography Revolution

November 12 2018, Betty Lux

Geochron, the American company from Oregon has debuted its newest tech this year: the Geochron Digital 4k. This little computer transforms every 4k TV into a high resolution world map! The best part is the display can be as large as you like – all while preserving all information and details!

Geochron became known internationally for its production of extra-ordinary, mechanical world clocks, all finished by hand. However, their newest development falls nothing short of a digital revolution in cartography. The advantages of their newest tech over their classic world clocks are immediately clear: the portable computer can be plugged into any 4k TV or display, leaving no limits for display size.

A wonderful addition to your home

In the last 50 years of their history, Geochron has developed a plethora of maps. In the new Digital 4k, the cream of the crop is all in one package! You no longer have to choose a single map, rather you can switch between political, physical, geopolitical and several special maps with only a few mouse clicks. Additionally, you can apply many different layers, such as the ISS location or night mode, which shows the illuminated regions of the world.

The new Geochron Digital 4k could look like this in your home. Picture: Michael Wenger.

A Geochron for a digital world: connect the Digital 4k to the Internet, and receive real-time updates and free map updates. Setting it up is child’s play: connect it, turn it on and let the digital world tour begin!

Pin, paint and stitch it: these globes and maps are for creative people!

October 23 2018, Betty Lux

Be creative! With these products you can add a personal touch to your home decoration.

A cork globe to pin… or do whatever you can imagine.

Everyone has their own little spots around the globe, which are really special and would like to keep in memory. With the Suck UK cork globes you can mark them individually. Just use one of the 6 push pins included and that’s it. Where was Zanzibar? Any idea about Sydney or Oporto? Oh, and don’t worry, more push pins are available in our shop.

Cork globe to pin

Painting, doodling, gluing – the Suck UK Globe journal

The journey is already over and you and your friends are reminiscing about the trip? Or are you planning your next adventure and where to go exactly? This Globe Journal helps you free your full creativity. It is perfect for kids, being fun and helpful in expanding geographical knowledge. Who knows? Maybe, a real artist, large or small, could find inspiration.

Globe Journal

Stitching is old-fashioned? Have a look at this world map!

To be honest, we also had to Google “cross stitching”. But those of you, who have taken the plunge will surely notice that it is not as difficult as it seems. And with this map – who wouldn’t want to pull out a needle and thread? The material is easy for stitching and even looks beautiful without any embroidery. Travel routes, preferred places or even whole countries can be highlighted with colors. Ready, set – stitch!

Cross Stitch World Map

Dare to leap into the modern world: new design globes for your home

August 7 2018, Betty Lux

Make a statement with the trend in 2018: a desk globe as decorative object number one. Benefit from the widest range, the best quality and the most up-to-date map images!

Räthgloben 1917 Globe Light & Colour: Copper is cool

Copper and rose gold are a trend. Räthgloben 1917 created a whole new series of design globes with modern colours. Even pastels and silver are included. They easily light up every room in a smooth and elegant way. All new map images are highly informative and create a warm atmosphere with small light spots. Which colour suits your home best?

Räthgloben 1917 globe Light&Colour Copper

Scanglobe Simplicity – simple, clean, ultra-modern!

A see-through globe? Why not! That’s what the designers of Scanglobe might have thought to themselves. The US-American company with Scandinavian roots has provided globes with extraordinary quality and innovative ideas for decades now. Just as “Simplicity”, a clean, but inspiring globe with a 30cm diameter. All inscriptions and continents are silver, as well as the grid lines on the transparent sphere, while revealing the solid stainless steel stand through the map image.

Scanglobe desk globe Simplicity

Try to square the circle: Zoffoli globe Cube

The Italian company Zoffoli, which is well-known for it’s bar globes with vintage flair, breaks new ground. The “Cube” convinces with his straight lines, geometric perfection and elegance. As a decorative object in a book shelf or put on the scene on a side table or even combined with other wooden objects, this table globe is as versatile as your home.

Zoffoli globe Cube

Try out new designs and take advantage of our wide range of products online!

Now a Great Price: Steiner Binoculars Safari UltraSharp 8×30 Adventure Edition

July 6 2018, Betty Lux

Are you looking for an adventurous companion for your next trip?  Would you like to be able to personalize your binos?  Then better check out Steiner Binoculars Safari UltraSharp 8×30 Adventure Edition.  We are now offering them at a great price of 159 Euros, but only as long as supplies last!

Steiner Safari UltraSharp 8x30 Adventure Edition

Steiner Safari UltraSharp 8×30 Adventure Edition

With the included Safari paters, you can make your binoculars truly eye-catching.  The zebra and leopard sticks give the bino a great look.  If that is all to wild for you, no problem.  The classic design with its fine brown tone is also included in the 159 Euro: Steiner Binoculars Safari UltraSharp 8×30.

Steiner Safari UltraSharp 8x30

Steiner Safari UltraSharp 8×30

Get your hands on a pair right now and make it your ideal travel companion at a fantastic price.  Compact, robust and an especially contrast-rich image: with Steiner Safari UltraSharp 8×30 binoculars, you can experience the most wonderful moments of your journey, extremely crisp and close.  Don’t wait!  The binoculars are sure to move quickly.

The Classic Globe is a Thing of the Past. Check out the New Planet Globes!

May 18 2018, Betty Lux

Renowned and reliable: the classic earth globes either with or without illumination; with political or physical map images. But thanks to the newest data from more than 50 years of space science, we now have their successors: modern planet globes!

Reimagine the classics: a celestial globe of Räthgloben

Think about fetching the unique beauty of the night sky into your home. With this globe of Räthgloben 1917, you don’t need to go outside or wait for starry nights. Like its classical predecessors, this globe also has a double-image feature, meaning it shows single star spots while not illuminated, which vary in their size depending on their brightness. Turning on the integrated lamp, the stars connect to symbols and zodiac signs. Who could have thought that? The globe turns into your own little night sky!

Celestial Globe Räthgloben 1917

 

Like a ghost: Stellanova floating globe Saturn

Extraordinary and fascinating at the same time: that is how the Stellanova floating globes can be described. In the picture is shown the Saturn globe with 15cm diameter. But, how does it work exactly? With a new technology CCL (Computer Controlled Levitation) a magnetic field sensor measures the height of the floating sphere. With additional electronics in the base and magnets in the upper part, the globe is held in between – and appears to float magically! This high-tech device is of course the center of attention as soon as assembled. Bring home the weightlessness of the universe!

Stellanova floating globe Saturn

Technology meets design: the Red Planet now as illuminated globe!

Instead of letting the classical globe on your night stand get dusty, try out the “Red Planet” of National Geographic. This globe shows, in surprisingly sharp cartography, the Martian surface as a 30cm diameter globe. Elegantly it is carried by a metallic stand on a circular base. It’s also the perfect gift for every astronomy enthusiast – bearing in mind the opposition of Mars later this year! Eye-catcher guaranteed with this trendy and simultaneously innovative piece of design. Which room will you grace with it?

National Geographic Globe Red Planet

No matter whether a single planet or even in a set as solar system: planet globes show your investigative spirit as well as an innovative flair at home. Check out our special assortment!

27.05.2019
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