Curious iPhone Lens Gives Wide Possibilities
For all those clamoring for some different formats for their smudgy iPhone pictures, USB Fever answers your calls.
The aluminum attachment fixes to your iPhone magnetically, providing a unique alternative to other iPhone lenses, which usually use cumbersome clamps to awkwardly attach the lens.
According to the product’s site the attachment also works with many other devices, such as other mobile phones, digital cameras, and notebooks. But if your device isn’t already magnetic, or “mangeic” as the site eloquently puts it, you’ll need to affix a self-adhesive magnetized ring to it, which the lens then pops on to. This means you can quickly and easily pop the lens on and off without having to deal with any doodads.
The lens is available in wide-angle and fish-eye configurations, offering iPhone users a good deal of photographic options.
Personally I have no idea what would compel anyone to actually want to attach a special lens to their iPhone; the iPhone takes some very good quality pictures for a mobile device, but it’s not as if a little fish-eye lens is going to make your pics into non-finger-printy, professional quality photos.
Nonetheless, this is a pretty clever design, and if you’re going to add a lens to your tiny mobile phone it might as well be this one.
The magnetic iPhone lens costs $16.99 and is available at USB Fever.