Turn your iPhone into a mobile microscope [Deals]

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These simple stick-on macro lenses turn your iPhone into a mobile microscope.
These simple stick-on macro lenses turn your iPhone into a mobile microscope.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

It’s a great big old world out there, but let’s face it there are enough photos of the Eiffel Tower. Meanwhile, there’s an entire universe in every park, garden, or living room at the small scale. Unfortunately, your iPhone isn’t really equipped to photograph it.

That might explain why the Blips Macro has done so well on Kickstarter, raising over a quarter million dollars. These stick-on lenses magnify the micro worlds that surround you, without adding any bulk to your phone. It’s a great, inconspicuous addition to any iPhone. And right now you can get a Blips Macro Lens Kit for just $24.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

The lenses are amazingly thin, attaching to your smartphone via multi-usable adhesive, adding almost no bulk. A clever design uses two aluminum strips allow the Blips lens to maintain shape when applied. There’s also an included app for taking the best possible photos. This kit comes with the Macro Plus Lens, with a focal distance of 20mm, and the Macro Lens, with 10x magnification and a focal distance of around 10mm. That means it’s perfect for photographing insects, flowers, the details of everyday objects. Any space you’re familiar with suddenly becomes a brand new landscape to explore with your iPhone camera.

Buy now: Get a Blips Smartphone Lens Kit for $24.99. That’s 26 percent off the usual price.