I don't think I've ever owned a good pair of binoculars. A pair of steiner binoculars would have been cool to have when we were at the beach a few years ago. My daughter could have looked out at the dolphins and the boats. I don't think we're planning on going to the beach again any time soon but maybe I'll buy a pair just to have around. Maybe she'd like to use them to look at the hot air balloons in the sky.