Mobile Phone Telescope is a Neat, if Low-Res, Addition to the iPhone


The Mobile Phone Telescope is a nice add-on to the iPhone and the first of its kind that I've seen.

The equipment consists of two pieces - a clear plastic cover for one side of the phone, and another clear plastic cover connected to a basic telescope for the other side. When you click the two sections together around the phone, the telescope lines up right over the camera lens on the iPhone.

This is no high-end telescope, but does the job for the iPhone. The lens zooms in to 6x and provides a relatively good picture, though I noticed a little bit of glare on the pictures I took with it.

Perhaps the most entertaining part of the entire product is the English copy on the box, presumably translated (badly) from the Chinese. I quote:

"The new design to run of rays effectively avoid the contortion of image, and makes the wide angel, the larger luminousflux, the higher visual acuteness, good for color reduction, which makes the high quality of photography."

But wait, there's more:

"Suitable for watching match, concect, travel, animal observes fans, newspaper-man shoots remotely, foresty manages, port dispatcher of the railway, traffic administrative department to collect evidence, public security organs to enforce the law and collect evidence etc."

For the budding paparazzo (or newspaper-man shoots remotely) the Mobile Phone Telescope is a must-buy.

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