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Kite APC Stabilized 16X42 Binoculars + Gift

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STABILIZATION AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE

The innovative APC 42 redefines your experience in nature observation. Just as light and just as bright as conventional 42mm roof prism binoculars, but stable. And not the kind of stability you may have experienced before…  but an entirely new level of stability. Observe in the strongest winds, Observe as long as you like. See details as if you are watching a film. Start watching while you are still out of breath from that long walk, and enjoy highest magnifications without the slightest image vibration. But most important of all… Let yourself be amazed by the things you see, that are invisible with even the best standard binoculars.

The stabilized binoculars are equipped with KITE’s APC system (angle power control). Without having to switch the button, it will put the stabilizing electronics to sleep mode when the instrument is in rest position (hanging from the neck) , and automatically activate the unit when you start observing again. This results in a huge increase of battery life and comfort of use.

120 HOUR BATTERY LIFE WITH APC POWER SAVING

The APC 42 binocular has 2 battery boxes. Each battery box holds 2 standard AA bateries. One battery box contains 2 functional AA batteries that will run for 60 hours. The other box containes 2 spare AA batteries. After the first 60 hours, simply switch be batteries and continue for another 60 hours.  Intelligent features such as the KITE APC system (angle power control) will put the stabilizing electronics in sleep mode when the instrument is in rest position (hanging from the neck) , and automatically activate the unit when you start observing again. This results in a huge increase of battery life and usage comfort. And regardless of its position (rest or active), after 90 mintues the instrument will automatically switch off for energy saving.

2° CORRECTION ANGLE

The stabilisation capacity of the APC 42 goes beyond the suppression of image vibrations caused by wind or hand trembling. Its stabilisation capacity is 2x to 3x larger than that of other consumer stabilisers binoculars. APC stabilized binoculars have a millitary grade capacity stabilisation system that allows stable viewing from driving vehicles, boats, aircrafts and other unstable platforms. 

WATERPROOF AND GAS FILLED

The APC 42 is fully waterproof. The optical system and electronics are sealed to result in an IPX 7 waterproof rating. It can handle any kind of rain shower and can even be submerged to 1 meter depth for a maximum of 30 minutes.  The system is nitrogen gas filled, to prevent internal fogging.

 

12X42 16X42
Magnification 12x 16x
Objective lens diameter (mm) 42 42
Exit pupil (mm) 3.5 2.62
Min. close focus (m) 4 4
Field of view (m/1000m) 67 68
Field of view (degrees) 3.85 3.9
eye relief (mm) 17 14
interpupillary distance (mm) 74-54 74-54
Height (mm) 184 184
max width (mm) 128 128
min width folded (mm) 128 128
Weight (g) 720 (no battery) 735 (no battery)
Twilight factor 22.4 25.9
dioptric compensation (+/-) 3 3
waterproof IPX7 IPX7
gas filled yes yes
functional temperature -20°C / 55°C -20°C / 55°C
light transmisson (%) NC NC
warranty (years)* 30 30
* warranty electronics (years) 2 2
stabilisation correction angle (degrees) 2 2
battery life (hours) 120 (including use of the internal spare battery) 120 (including use of the internal spare battery)
angle power control (APC) yes yes
sleep timer (minutes) yes (90) yes (90)
low battery indicator yes yes
batteries (not included) 2x AA ( + 2xAA spare battery) 2x AA ( + 2xAA spare battery)

Delivery Information

Free UK Delivery Over £50

Fast Shipping

60 Day Returns

Domestic Shipping Policy

United Kingdom (excluding Guernsey, Isle Of Man and Jersey)

All orders over £50 include free delivery in the UK with a standard tracked service (2 to 4 days). Almost all orders we send out can be upgraded to a next day courier service with an additional charge ranging from £1 - £4 depending on your order.


The UK shipping charges for orders under £50 range between £2.99 and £7.5 depending on the selected products.


All orders sent out are fully traceable. We require a signature for all orders unless order is low value or requested to be left in a safe place. If you choose DPD as the shipping option you will receive a one hour delivery window. You will be notified of this one hour delivery window by email and text.

Guernsey, Isle Of Man and Jersey

Our delivery charge is £6 for 2-3 day delivery and £8.5 for next day delivery.

All orders sent out are fully trackable. We require a signature for all orders unless order is low value or requested to be left in a safe place.

 

Dispatch Time

We guarantee all orders will be dispatched the same day (Monday To Friday, excluding weekends and bank holidays)

 

 

Couriers

We use different couriers to send orders out depending on their size and value. We use both DPD and Royal Mail. You will be shown available shipping options for your order when you place an order

 

Packing Your Order

We take the utmost care with each order to ensure it is carefully packed and protected against damage. Your order will be dispatched in a suitable box containing protective padding to protect it from damage during transit.

 

International Shipping Policy

All International orders are sent out with a fully tracked and signed service. Shipping is £10 to countries inside the European Union for non bulky items and takes 3-4 days. All delivery options and shipping costs to other countries will be shown when you checkout.

please email us for a quotation on larger items. Shipping fees vary widely depending on weight, size, and destination.

 

Returns Policy

Our Return & Refund Policy provides detailed information about options and procedures for returning your order.

Delivery Information

Free UK Delivery Over £50

Fast Shipping

60 Day Returns

Domestic Shipping Policy

United Kingdom (excluding Guernsey, Isle Of Man and Jersey)

All orders over £50 include free delivery in the UK with a standard tracked service (2 to 4 days). Almost all orders we send out can be upgraded to a next day courier service with an additional charge ranging from £1 - £4 depending on your order.


The UK shipping charges for orders under £50 range between £2.99 and £7.5 depending on the selected products.


All orders sent out are fully traceable. We require a signature for all orders unless order is low value or requested to be left in a safe place. If you choose DPD as the shipping option you will receive a one hour delivery window. You will be notified of this one hour delivery window by email and text.

Guernsey, Isle Of Man and Jersey

Our delivery charge is £6 for 2-3 day delivery and £8.5 for next day delivery.

All orders sent out are fully trackable. We require a signature for all orders unless order is low value or requested to be left in a safe place.

 

Dispatch Time

We guarantee all orders be dispatched the same day (Monday To Friday, excluding weekends and bank holidays)

 

Couriers

We use different couriers to send orders out depending on their size and value. We use both DPD and Royal Mail. You will be shown available shipping options for your order when you place an order

 

Packing Your Order

We take the utmost care with each order to ensure it is carefully packed and protected against damage. Your order will be dispatched in a suitable box containing protective padding to protect it from damage during transit.

 

International Shipping Policy

All International orders are sent out with a fully tracked and signed service. Shipping is £10 to countries inside the European Union for non bulky items and takes 3-4 days. All delivery options and shipping costs to other countries will be shown when you checkout.

please email us for a quotation on larger items. Shipping fees vary widely depending on weight, size, and destination.

 

Returns Policy

Our Return & Refund Policy provides detailed information about options and procedures for returning your order.

Returns Policy

60 day returns

Fast delivery

Returns, Cancellation and Substitutions

If, for any reason you feel unhappy and unsatisfied with your purchase, or simply no longer want the requested goods, we offer you a 60-day money back guarantee.

The guarantee is only applicable under two conditions though:

  • The items in question must be in a new and unused condition
  • The items must be complete with all packaging as it was during delivery and the packaging must be undamaged. Please securely package the product you wish to return within an outer box. Do not write or place shipping labels or stickers on the manufacturer’s packaging.

 

In case you want to return the purchased goods for a refund, you must adhere to the preset refund protocols.

 

First, you must inform us about your intentions through writing via sales@stealthbirding.com or via post. Second, we must receive and accept your request for refund before you return the goods. After the request has been received, accepted and authorized, you must deliver the goods no longer than 60 working after the original purchase date. The cost of the items in question will be refunded upon confirmation that it meets requirements stipulated in our returns policy.

 

In case you want to exchange your purchase order with another product, you must write to us through the address provided below or through email to sales@stealthbirding.com. Before returning the goods for exchange, we must receive and approve your exchange request.

 

Our prices often cover postage on the original order. Nonetheless, the company reserves the right to charge (at cost) for sending the exchanged item to the client.

 

During transit of the returned goods, the customer assumes full responsibility until received by us. The customer is expected to exercise diligence and reasonable care when returning the goods to avoid the risk of damage. It is highly recommended that you use a signed for tracked delivery service when returning the goods. We also advice you obtain proof of postage. It is also recommended that a customer uses a service with full insurance cover for the value of goods in transit to avoid losses in the event of accidents or other unforeseen events.

 

Upon receiving and accepting the returned goods, we promise to refund the cost of the items in question to the original purchasing account or card within three business days. Importantly, our refund procedure is fast when compared with the legal period of 30 days.

I have a faulty product, what do I do?

If you believe you have a fault, first, turn to the troubleshooting section of the manual to find out whether you can find a solution. Through our experience, we have discovered that the majority of problems can be solved just by referring to this section. If you fail to find a workable solution, contact us so we can discuss the problem and make arrangements for return.

 

Whenever a fault occurs within the first 60 days of purchase, you will have a choice of either a refund or a replacement.

 

In cases the fault occurs within the stipulated warranty period but after the first 60 days, you have the option of requesting for the faulty product to be repaired. In this situation, we will send the item away for repair. In the situation when the repair is unsuccessful, you will receive a replacement.

 

NOTE: In all cases, we reserve the right to inspect the products and confirm the fault. In cases where no fault is discovered, the product will be returned to you.

Return address

Stealth Birding

176 Hungate Street

Aylsham

Norfolk

NR11 6JZ

Returns Policy

60 day returns

Fast delivery

Returns, Cancellation and Substitutions

If, for any reason you feel unhappy and unsatisfied with your purchase, or simply no longer want the requested goods, we offer you a 60-day money back guarantee.

The guarantee is only applicable under two conditions though:

  • The items in question must be in a new and unused condition
  • The items must be complete with all packaging as it was during delivery and the packaging must be undamaged. Please securely package the product you wish to return within an outer box. Do not write or place shipping labels or stickers on the manufacturer’s packaging.

 

In case you want to return the purchased goods for a refund, you must adhere to the preset refund protocols.

 

First, you must inform us about your intentions through writing via sales@stealthbirding.com or via post. Second, we must receive and accept your request for refund before you return the goods. After the request has been received, accepted and authorized, you must deliver the goods no longer than 60 working after the original purchase date. The cost of the items in question will be refunded upon confirmation that it meets requirements stipulated in our returns policy.

 

In case you want to exchange your purchase order with another product, you must write to us through the address provided below or through email to sales@stealthbirding.com. Before returning the goods for exchange, we must receive and approve your exchange request.

 

Our prices often cover postage on the original order. Nonetheless, the company reserves the right to charge (at cost) for sending the exchanged item to the client.

 

During transit of the returned goods, the customer assumes full responsibility until received by us. The customer is expected to exercise diligence and reasonable care when returning the goods to avoid the risk of damage. It is highly recommended that you use a signed for tracked delivery service when returning the goods. We also advice you obtain proof of postage. It is also recommended that a customer uses a service with full insurance cover for the value of goods in transit to avoid losses in the event of accidents or other unforeseen events.

 

Upon receiving and accepting the returned goods, we promise to refund the cost of the items in question to the original purchasing account or card within three business days. Importantly, our refund procedure is fast when compared with the legal period of 30 days.

I have a faulty product, what do I do?

If you believe you have a fault, first, turn to the troubleshooting section of the manual to find out whether you can find a solution. Through our experience, we have discovered that the majority of problems can be solved just by referring to this section. If you fail to find a workable solution, contact us so we can discuss the problem and make arrangements for return.

 

Whenever a fault occurs within the first 60 days of purchase, you will have a choice of either a refund or a replacement.

 

In cases the fault occurs within the stipulated warranty period but after the first 60 days, you have the option of requesting for the faulty product to be repaired. In this situation, we will send the item away for repair. In the situation when the repair is unsuccessful, you will receive a replacement.

 

NOTE: In all cases, we reserve the right to inspect the products and confirm the fault. In cases where no fault is discovered, the product will be returned to you.

Return address

Stealth Birding

176 Hungate Street

Aylsham

Norfolk

NR11 6JZ

Kite APC Stabilized 16X42 Binoculars + Gift
Kite APC Stabilized 16X42 Binoculars + Gift
Kite APC Stabilized 16X42 Binoculars + Gift
Kite APC Stabilized 16X42 Binoculars + Gift
Kite APC Stabilized 16X42 Binoculars + Gift
Kite APC Stabilized 16X42 Binoculars + Gift
Kite APC Stabilized 16X42 Binoculars + Gift

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
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Will
Great binoculars and fast delivery

Great binoculars the stabilisation is miraculous.
Delivery was fast and efficient.

J
John Barnard
Needed a little practice to get used to but well worth the effort!

I compared these with my wife's 10x42 Canon IS binos - at first I had difficulty with the Kite version because they needed steadier holding as they are 16x not 10x: once I was used to this (it helped if I could rest a against a fixed object, although not essential) I found they were significantly clearer. I use mostly them to see ships/yachts at sea at a range of up to 20 miles (I'm high up!) and on a clear day they work beautifully. Excellent at short distances of a few hundred yards as well. I'm very pleased but it did take a little time getting used to their sensitivity due to the high magnification. Worth it, though!

S
Sue Skingle

Good customer service. There was a delay due to stock issues but I was kept informed. Very lpleased with the binoculars

S
Stanley Kirk
Great product and service

Really enjoying the sharp 16x image with these 'stabilised' binoculars. Great service with faster than expected delivery.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
75%
(3)
25%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
W
Will
Great binoculars and fast delivery

Great binoculars the stabilisation is miraculous.
Delivery was fast and efficient.

J
John Barnard
Needed a little practice to get used to but well worth the effort!

I compared these with my wife's 10x42 Canon IS binos - at first I had difficulty with the Kite version because they needed steadier holding as they are 16x not 10x: once I was used to this (it helped if I could rest a against a fixed object, although not essential) I found they were significantly clearer. I use mostly them to see ships/yachts at sea at a range of up to 20 miles (I'm high up!) and on a clear day they work beautifully. Excellent at short distances of a few hundred yards as well. I'm very pleased but it did take a little time getting used to their sensitivity due to the high magnification. Worth it, though!

S
Sue Skingle

Good customer service. There was a delay due to stock issues but I was kept informed. Very lpleased with the binoculars

S
Stanley Kirk
Great product and service

Really enjoying the sharp 16x image with these 'stabilised' binoculars. Great service with faster than expected delivery.