A ZOOM WITH A VIEW

As far as we can see, there’s nothing niftier than the Canon 8x25 IS, the world’s smallest, lightest binoculars with Image Stabilizer technology. This easy-to-pack item lets you zoom in on everything from a bird in the backcountry to a fly ball at Yankee Stadium. A single lens in each barrel keeps your view steady and true. $460. (800) 652-2666, www.usa.canon.com