The Bino Dock safely and securely cradles a binocular in your car, truck, boat, UTV, cabin wall, tree stand, or blind while keeping it readily accessible.
- Your binocular doesn’t fall off the seat or dash, doesn’t get lost on the floor, and doesn’t get overheated by the defroster.
- Organized, handy, and instantly accessible.
- Bino Dock adjusts to fit a variety of mounting locations including cup holders.
No More Dropped or Misplaced Binoculars With Bino Dock
You paid good money for your binocular, so you like to keep it with you. But where do you store it in your vehicle so it’s protected, yet accessible? Zipping or snapping it out of a case wastes time. Leaving it on the dash risks overheating from the defroster and — worse — sliding to the floor on a hard turn. Laying it on the passenger seat means any good bump in the trail sends if flying. Around your neck it’s in the way of the seat belt…
Bino Dock to the rescue. This simple, yet innovative harbor is like a glorified cup-holder-for-two — except these two cups are tailored to fit binocular barrels. The base of the unit ships with an attachable, single-cup sized to squeeze into standard cup holders in trucks, boats, UTVs, golf carts, etc. The binocular “double cup” screws to a sliding rail atop the base cup so you can adjust it left and right for a custom fit in your vehicle.
Bino Dock Fits in Cabins, Deer Stands, and Blinds
Two molded-in holes three inches apart on the Bino Dock let you hang it on walls, rails and tree trunks from nails or screws spaced to match. Three holes in the bottom let you screw it to a flat rail, table top, or similar surface. Keep the cup holder attached and you can move the whole unit from truck to blind and back again. No cranking or clamping necessary. Just lift and place.
Safety Strap Adds Protection
By itself the Bino Dock is handy, good protection for a binocular, but the supplied, rubber safety strap makes it even safer. This simple, slightly stretchy rubber strap wraps over the binocular hinge, then hooks into a button knob to prevent the binocular from bouncing up and out of the cups.
Bino Dock Shortcomings
Few products are perfect and the Bino Dock is no exception. Because cup holders in vehicles are of varying size, the cup base of the Bino Dock doesn’t fit all perfectly. The supplied solution is a pack of heavy duty rubber bands. You add these around the cup to fill in the gaps and secure a tight fit. It isn’t an elegant solution, but I’ve found it effective.
My only other complaint is minor. The inside base of the Bino Dock has an open-cell foam cushion that could be a lot thicker, offering more protection. I simply added circles of thicker foam to my Bino Dock as a solution.
In use I found it best to keep neck straps off the binocular while it was in the Bino Dock. Left on, straps just get in the way, catching seat edges, shift knobs, etc. A quick release strap connection is the solution.
At $69.99 the Bino Dock isn’t pocket change, but when you remember you’re protecting a somewhat delicate optical instrument costing hundreds of dollars, it’s reasonable insurance. For most serious users, the convenience alone will be more than worth the investment. I give this simple device a big thumbs up.
Ron Spomer is an optics student who feels naked without a binocular close at hand.