The KITE 10×30 and 12×30 APC stabilized
binoculars bring you the latest technology in binocular image stabilisation.
There are other stabilized binoculars in the market, but none of them compare
to this. One very important difference
is the correction angle. Most of today’s stabilized binoculars offer a
correction angle from 0.5° to 1°. In other words, a correction of 0.8 to 1.7
meters at a distance of 100 meters. Trembling of the hand, observing on a
windy day or being out of breath after hiking, will easily cause image
instability that is larger than these values. The KITE APC stabilized
binoculars feature a new technology that allows the instrument to correct the
image stability by 3°, or 5.3 meters at a distance of 100 meters, or 53
meters at 1000 meters. In other words, 6 times more. This will allow
perfectly stable images not only from a trembling hand, but even from a
driving car or a boat in strong sea.
This very compact sized and light instrument is also packed with
intelligent features. The electronics are powered by two AA-batteries, the
most common battery size worldwide, and will make sure the instrument runs
for 36 hours. But to make sure not a second of those 36 hours is lost, the
KITE APC binoculars are equipped with sensors that will automatically put the
electronics to sleep mode when you are not viewing. The APC function (angle
power control) detects positioning. When the instrument comes in vertical
position, hanging from your neck or standing on a surface, it goes to sleep.
From the second it comes to a more horizontal position, when viewing, the
stabilisation kicks in. No switching of buttons, no accidental battery drain.
A timer function makes sure it switches off completely after 90 minutes, no
matter the position. And a low battery indicator will tell you well in time
when new batteries are needed.
The APC stabilized is ergonomically shaped, and features a 4 cm long focus
wheel that can be easily operated with 3 fingers. Although the APC stabilized
looks different, it is just as easy to use as any pair of standard
binoculars. The essence of this instrument is of course with its stabilizing
capability. Optically it is on the same performance level as the KITE PETREL,
however under any circumstance of instability, whether from your own hands, heavy
breathing, windy conditions, etc… these binoculars will outrun the best
binoculars in the world, and will give you the image and details invisible to
any standard binocular. Try it to believe it!
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