Prismatic iPhone Lens Lends Photos A Perpendicular Perspective


Perverts rejoice! Now there’s an iPhone accessory which will let you shoot pictures of pretty girls in public without anyone ever knowing. And it’s even better than a specially adapted camera, because you can just pretend to be like checking your messages or whatever.

It’s called the HiLo lens, and it puts the “can” and “did” into “candid.”

The HiLo comes from Mark Hampton, developer of the OlloCorrect app for the OlloClip lens, and it works with any iDevice, not just the iPhone. The HiLo is a right-angle lens, a small cylinder with a prism and optics inside to reflect the scene ahead and let you shoot things normally 90˚ from the lens axis.

Thus you can snap shots from down low, and up high, as well as those perv-cam shots we mentioned earlier. The lens attaches not by magnets by by a reusable adhesive surface, like those used in some iPad and Kindle cases to keep the tablet inside. This is better than a magnet as you a) need no ring permanently attached to the iPhone and b) it doesn’t move if you accidentally whack it while in use.

The minimum Kickstarter pitch to get a HiLo is $60, which is cheaper than paying for upskirt “art” [you know “adults” sites are free, right? -Ed] for a year, and it looks to be popular already, hitting 10% of the $27,500 goal in just one day after launch.

I wonder why?

Source: Kickstarter

Thanks: Mark!

  • Mark Hampton

    Charlie (the author) and other perverts are not the sort of people who are involved in Kickstarter projects. Kickstarter specifically does not allow projects of an illegal or immoral nature. Nowhere in the Kickstarter pitch are those types of sick uses mentioned. HiLO Lens provides an iPhone tripod, makes shooting videos at concerts easier and is fun for iPhoneography. It is disappointing to see Charlie and the Cult of Mac editor joking over their knowledge of internet porn – please keep your personal preferences private. We are thrilled with the number of iPhoneographers and Kickstarter backers who love HiLO Lens.

  • Momo_tweeted

    Jeez ,
    Its social commenters like this that make me think whats the point –

    The comment you make is more about your own sad observations of a product.
    Your not saying what everyone else is thinking just what your limited imagination and lack of experience probably with the opposite sex says about your tech.

    I thought this would be an innovative way of taking better Instagram pictures with unusual angles for example taking the dog for walk and getting some nice shots of a mushroom in the morning dew from a low angle.

    A real world example.

    Cult of mac is just that ive found many of stories they comment on about apple products just plain daft – showing the authors the websites immaturity probably..