These Lenses Turn Your Phone Into A Portable Microscope
BLIPS makes it easier to take a much closer look at everyday objects
Besides being useful tools for capturing memories, camera phones also allow us to evaluate the world in a different way. We can zoom in on details and add filters to magnify certain visual qualities. Now, a team wants to take these capabilities even further.
Self-described as the “thinnest macro and micro lenses for all devices,” BLIPS wants to serve as mobile microscope that gives users a different view of the world. The team focused on making BLIPS as convenient to use as possible: The lenses fit easily in a user’s wallet and and are lightweight. They also adjust over a mobile device’s lens quickly and easily. Users can cut the film to adjust it.