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Benjamin Hickok

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Ben is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys climbing, mountaineering, hunting, and fishing. He has spent more than two decades balancing work and passion, providing professional web development, software development, IoT, hardware design, and consulting services, while enjoying everything the outdoors has to offer.

When Ben isn't in the field, he enjoys building radio control vehicles, fpv drones, and tinkering on a wide range of hobby and commercial electronics projects. He combines his outdoor life experiences, with his technical skills to bring an expert perspective to GearLab. Ben is also passionate about researching products, diving into technical specifications, developing testing plans, collecting data, data analysis, and running products through the gauntlet to determine the best products and values for our readers.

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Best Binoculars of 2023

What are the best binoculars? We took 16 different models through rigorous testing in the outdoors to find out. We...
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Nikon Monarch M7 10x42 Review

With good clarity and brightness, the Monarch M7 can definitely up the quality of your next wildlife walk. However, it...
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Zeiss Victory SF 10x42 Review

This is an incredible pair of binos that offers a premium experience at a premium price, but a couple of other premium...
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Nikon Aculon A211 8x42 Review

Although this model is affordable and offers a bright viewing experience, its performance in other testing metics was...

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