Save over $150 on Sightmark Solitude 8×42 XD binoculars for Black Friday
Save over $150 on Sightmark Solitude 8×42 XD binoculars for Black Friday
This 40% off deal on Sightmark Solitude binoculars marks one of the biggest Black Friday binocular discounts.
We spotted a great binoculars deal for Black Friday that will enhance your skywatching activities.
The Sightmark Solitude 8×42 XD Binocular set is on sale right now at Amazon for $299.00. That is a nearly 40% deal off the usual price, representing one of the best binocular discounts this Black Friday.
While we urge you to pick up this binocular set before it vanishes, if you want to shop around we do have some buying guides ready to help with that purchase. We rounded up the best Black Friday binocular deals as well as the best binoculars for 2021 to advise you. Since there’s lot of choice out there, we recommend you look at our space-themed how to choose binoculars guide to make the best purchase for you.
Binoculars are an excellent complement to a telescope, just in case you feel like shopping around for Black Friday telescope deals as well. We also have some other brand names to consider, with Black Friday binocular deals at Celestron, Meade, Orion and Bushnell.
Sightmark Solitude 8×42 XD Binoculars: $467.99 $299.00 at Amazon
This 8×42 set is the perfect compact, lightweight set to tote on your astronomy adventures. It has high-quality, multicoated optics and extra low dispersion glass for ultimate image quality.
At 8×42, the Sightmark Solitude binocular can be used for handheld stargazing, although you could always fit them into a tripod if you would like to use them for astrophotography or to give your arms a rest. This binocular set is waterproof, fog proof and dust proof, which will allow you to take it outside in dewy conditions as long as you use them with care. Just make sure to protect it in a case in between.
What we like about this set is its emphasis on high-quality, multi-coated optics. The Sightmark Solitude binocular uses extra low dispersion glass to improve the image and has phase corrected Bak-4 roof prisms for high refraction, further enhancing your view.
Binoculars are a perfect way to get started in astronomy at a low price point, or to continue it if you want to invest in a well-trusted brand like Sightmark. Binoculars can be used to observe planets, the moon and brighter objects like M31 (the Andromeda Galaxy).
Skywatching in general is a perfect pandemic activity as it encourages highly dispersed groups outside, so you’ll be happy to have such a portable and high-quality set available to safely participate in star parties and other local astronomy events.
Users report that the weight feels just right in their hands and that it is easy to focus the binoculars, making it ideal for even casual trips outside to look at long night sky events like eclipses.
At such a massive discount, the Sightmark Solitude 8×42 XD binocular set is sure to sell out quickly at this reduced price, so make sure to get your set secured before the deal expires.
Doncic returns, Mavericks beat Clippers in OT to snap skid
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) gets past Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It would have been understandable if the Dallas Mavericks folded in overtime against the Los Angeles Clippers after blowing a 10-point lead.
Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Dončić weren’t about to let that happen, though, and they dominated the final five minutes.
Porzingis scored 30 points, including six in overtime, and Dončić had 26 in his return to the lineup as the Mavericks defeated the Clippers 112-104 on Tuesday night.
“For a second you are disappointed because we should have finished them off (in regulation), but I think we are growing mentally as a team,” said Porzingis, who has scored 20 or more points in a career-high seven straight games. “We realized it was five more minutes and we went out there and proved we are the superior team.”
The Mavericks were up 102-92 late in the fourth quarter before the Clippers scored 11 of the final 12 points to force overtime, including a 3-pointer by Paul George at the buzzer.
“That second felt like it was forever. Guess I just got free and let it fly,” George said.
Dallas, though, put up the first seven points of overtime and outscored Los Angeles 9-1 to snap a three-game skid that included a six-point loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Dončić, who missed the past three games due to left knee and ankle sprains, also had nine rebounds and nine assists in 41 minutes.
Dallas trailed by six at halftime but scored 38 points in the third quarter to grab an 80-76 advantage going into the final 12 minutes. Dončić had 15 points in the period and four assists that resulted in 10 additional Mavericks points.
“Overtime in the first game back? That’s tough. But we got the win and I am happy,” Dončić said.
Dallas coach Jason Kidd was happy with the way his two stars played, especially Porzingis, who made all 10 of his free throws in 40 minutes of action.
“He’s playing at a very high level. He didn’t force anything. Sometimes when a star player comes back others might change their game but he didn’t,” Kidd said. “Luca’s prep work the past two days was at a high level. He has a great feel and there’s a big trust that the other guys were going to make plays.”
Reggie Jackson led the Clippers with 31 points, his most in 2 1/2 seasons with the team. George scored 26.
Jackson hit a 3-pointer with 4.2 seconds remaining to get LA within 102-100. George then fouled Maxi Kleber with 1.9 seconds remaining. Kleber made his first free throw, but missed the second. George grabbed the rebound and called a timeout with 1.1 seconds remaining.
After the Clippers moved the ball to midcourt, Terance Mann passed to George, who hit a 3-pointer from the right corner to send it to overtime.
“We wanted a catch-and-shoot. Terance made a good pass and he made a big shot for us,” Clippers coach Tyronn Lue said.
The teams were facing each other for the second time in three days and things got chippy at times. Dončić received a technical foul late in the first quarter for taunting Mann. The two teams — who don’t meet again until February — don’t have many warm feelings toward each other after a contentious first-round playoff series last season that the Clippers won in seven games after trailing 3-1.
“Two great teams. Great players. Both of us come out and focus on our principles,” said Jackson, who also had 10 rebounds. “A lot of similarities. I think we’re gonna continue to have great battles.”
The Mavericks were 6 of 30 on 3-pointers in Sunday’s loss and started Tuesday’s game missing their first 13 from beyond the arc before warming up. They went 12 for 26 the remainder of the game.
Mavericks: Dorian Finney-Smith, who had a season-high 17 points, scored eight points during a 16-5 run midway through the fourth to give Dallas a double-digit lead. … Jalen Brunson injured his left foot in the first half and did not return. … Reggie Bullock (non-COVID-19 illness) and Frank Ntilikina (right calf strain) did not play.
Clippers: George missed his first five shots from the field and didn’t get his first basket until there was 1:44 remaining in the first half. … Marcus Morris Sr., who missed 15 games due to a left knee injury, had 10 points in 31 minutes. … Nicolas Batum entered the NBA’s health and safety protocol before the game and is expected to miss at least 10 days. LA canceled its morning shootaround for precautionary reasons. … The Clippers’ largest lead was 11 points during the first quarter and late in the second before Dallas scored the last five points to get to 48-42 at halftime. … Mann received a flagrant 1 foul during the third quarter.
Mavericks: Return home to face the Washington Wizards on Saturday.
Clippers: Host the Detroit Pistons on Friday.
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‘It’s like you’re on the field.’ This stunning 65-inch Samsung TV is $100 off at Walmart
Rivalry weekend may be underway, but this gear will ensure that you come out on top no matter what the score of today's game is. We've teamed up with Walmart for our 30 Days of Savings event where, every day in November, we'll have new deals that you won't want to miss. So put down that foam finger and get clicking for some stellar savings right now.
Want to score free shipping and early sale access? This year, for the first time, Walmart+ paying members will receive exclusive four-hour early access to all online Black Friday events throughout November! Plus, you'll get free shipping (on everything — there's no order minimum!) and unlimited free delivery on groceries. That’ll make your life easier through the holidays and beyond. Sign up for your free 15-day trial here (note that you need a paid membership to get early access to the deals), and a quick three-question survey will add on an additional two more weeks for a solid 30 days of use. (And by the way, those without Walmart+ still get free shipping on orders of $35 or more.)
1. Gear up for the next big game — this 65-inch Samsung TV is $100 off
If your current TV is just not cutting it, you'll want to jump on this deal. Right now, you can get a giant 65-inch Samsung Class QLED 4K Smart TV for $100 off. You'll be amazed by the vibrant colors, minimized blur and enhanced clarity (ideal for watching sports or for gaming). And the AirSlim unit is ultra-thin to blend seamlessly into your space. Plus, this Smart TV is equipped with Samsung's SolarCell remote, which requires no batteries and still boasts the voice assistant and other smart features you've come to expect. Simply set it in the sunlight to charge (or charge it via USB).
With over 1,100 five-star fans, this TV is a winner. One happy customer reports: "I am an avid gamer on a PS5 console, and I can say with certainty that this is by far the best TV I have ever owned. The picture is clear when playing games and make the scenery look beautiful. When I stream from my Roku, the picture is so good it makes me feel as if I'm there. Never in my life have I loved a TV this much."
2. Protect your phone with this indestructible Otterbox case for nearly half off
The Otterbox Defender Series Pro case for the iPhone 11 boasts a limited lifetime warranty along with an impressive antimicrobial additive that helps protect it from common bacteria. Ultra-strong, but not too bulky, this case comes with button and charging port covers to keep out dust and dirt as well as a slim holster to clip it to belts or bags (or even use it as a kickstand for hands-free functionality).
While it's not recommended that you put it to the test, more than a few five-star reviewers tell a similar story of their phone's impressive survival with this case — from a nine-story drop to being run over by a Jeep. One happy customer who works in the medical field says, ". the antimicrobial coating on the pro case is really welcome. The level of protection you get from this case is unmatched. I have already dropped my iPhone 11 Pro a few times and of course it's unscathed. What I am impressed with the most, is how thin the phone still is even with this case on!"
3. Stand up against the competition with over $100 off this golf bag
Comfortable to carry, this lightweight and waterproof golf bag has adjustable padded shoulder straps and extra wide feet for stability as you tee up. Club compartments are divided from top to bottom, so there's no risk of your putter getting intertwined with your wedge before the back nine.
One reviewer raves, "This bag is an awesome upgrade. The quality itself is really nice, and the stand is really sturdy. There are a lot of pockets for everything that you could need. Makes organizing really simple." Another says, "Must buy if you want something that takes everyone's attention away from your handicap!"
4. Wind down after a workout with this Sharper Image massager
Choose from no heat, low heat or high heat to help relax sore muscles — this vibrating massager drapes over your shoulders for post-workout relief. Select from five pulse settings using the button controls right on the front of the vest. A 30-minute timer automatically shuts it off, so you'll have peace of mind even if you forget to power down before running out of the house.
5. Track your fitness progress with a smart scale that's $30 off
For the person working toward new fitness goals or just wanting to stay on top of their health, this Withings digital smart scale will give them the info they need right at their fingertips. The scale automatically syncs with the free app, so there's no need to have your phone handy as you step up for the day's weigh in. On top of weight, it also tracks body fat and water percentage plus muscle and bone mass. There's even a baby mode for pregnant users to measure their little one's growth. On top of all that, this smart scale will even tell you the day's weather.
One helpful health tracker reports, "Wi-Fi in a scale sounds like a gimmick, but this device really changed my thinking. Overall, the scale's quality is premium!" Get yours for $30 off today.
6. Score over $60 off this game room addition
Skee ball fans rejoice! You can now play the beloved arcade game from the comfort of your own home and have it blend in with your décor. The industrial design looks sleek and modern while the LED lights and arcade sound effects give it an authentic feel. Complete with three balls and an automatic ball return, this game will help anyone beat snow day boredom.
7. Warm up in style — this Champion sweatshirt is half off
Super comfy, this cotton and poly blend Champion hoodie is just the layering piece they need this holiday. Wide ribbed cuffs and waistband help to keep out the chill. Choose from 15 colorways to find the one that suits their style best.
This staple sweatshirt has received nearly 700 five-star reviews, and for good reason. "My son loves how soft it is inside and he says it's the perfect weight. Not too thick, not too thin," says one pleased purchaser. And a forever fan reports, "I've had several Power Blend Hoodies and they last for years! Soft, warm and comfortable and they hold their shape and texture — no pilling or bunching-up." At this price, grab one for yourself while you're at it.