What's the closest thing to these folding binoculars?

 I was watching Fringe, and a guy had this cool pair of binoculars that folded almost flat. It's obviously a prop, but what's the closest thing to these rectangular, flat-folding binoculars?

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Kiteman7 years ago
You can buy them - they are folding opera glasses.

That exact pair is on ebay now.
noahh (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
 Brilliant! I just placed a bid. Thanks.
Kiteman noahh7 years ago
You're welcome.

(You did see that they only magnify 2½ times?)
noahh (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
 Yeah, that's good enough for me.
They also tend to be moderately low quality, as opera glasses/binocs go. They do work, they're useful if you really need something that fits in a shirt pocket, but don't expect too much from them.
noahh (author)  orksecurity7 years ago
 Good to know. Thanks.
cmcmillan26 years ago
i have a pair of them and wonderin how much they are worth
noahh (author)  cmcmillan26 years ago
The ones I bought after asking this were about $10-15, that seems to be what they go for on eBay.