The best smartphone needs a good lens. At this point camera lenses for the iPhone are old news.  There are a myriad of options on the market today and nearly, if not all of them require you to append a special case to your iPhone such that you can attach them.  The Olloclip was probably the only exception to this rule…until now.

Photojojo, who sells all things camera related, and does a damn good job doing so, now offers a set of lenses that work with any smartphone’s camera.  And get this, doesn’t require one of those bulky cases that is limited to a few handsets.  Nope, instead you stick a magnetic ring around your device’s camera.  We’re not too thrilled about the idea of sticking something adhesive to our precious device, but for these we might be willing to make an exception.

For $49, the same price as the Olloclip, you can score all three lenses or pay $20-25 for each one.  The lineup includes a Telephoto lens, a fisheye lens and a wide/macro lens.  The telephoto increases your phone’s optical reach by up two times.  The fisheye lens provides a 180-degree view, while the wide angle/macro hooks up the closes up to a new level of detail.

The Fisheye, Macro, Wide Angle and Telephoto Phone Lenses are available now.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."

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  1. Does fixing a magnetized ring to your phone introduce risks of upsetting the perforamnce of your phones electronics or the memory? There seem to be differing opinions about the risks of magentic fields on the perofmance of such gadgets.  

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