“Dear Valued Customer” began the pitch e-mail for the iPhone 4/S microscope lens, and it looks as if just as much effort has gone into the product itself.
The lens will turn your iPhone into an examiner of the minuscule, promising 50x magnification for use in science, medical analysis, textile inspection “and more.”
How? Does it hook up the phone via dock-connector to an optically awesome array of magnifying magnificence? Does it put the iPhone itself at the center of a lavish layout of lenses? Not really. The “microscope” kit is instead something we’ve all seen before: a cheap plastic case to which you attach an add-on lens.