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  • Mod Your Microscope with iPhone 4 Accessory



    Conjuring images of an on-the-go mad scientist who needs a mobile microscope to hatch evil plans wherever his Apple-friendly laboratory is located, the new iPhone 4 60X Microscope will hopefully be used primarily for good (I have an active imagination, okay?). What isn't imaginary, of course, is this very real - and very unconventional - iPhone 4 accessory that is now available for purchase.

    Courtesy of the folks at Brando, the iPhone 4 Microscope comes with a white LED for use "under Dim/Dark environment," and also a note detector LED for "watching the water mark of the paper note." Other practical uses for this accessory? Not sure there are many - at least not until Apple releases the iLaboratory for the aforementioned mad scientist. But Brando advertises the unorthodox iPhone Microscope as a great way to "have more fun" with your iPhone 4.

    If you're wondering, the iPhone 4 Microscope costs $17.50 and is available now through Brando's online digital storefront. Although the makers don't suggest affixing the attachment to the iPhone 4's front facing camera, doing so could make FaceTime conversations a lot more up close and personal.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Mod Your Microscope with iPhone 4 Accessory started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. iRepairIndy's Avatar
      iRepairIndy -
      What has your active imagination told you? If the uses are fun I might buy this.. lol

      But I can't think of many ways to use it..
    1. blueblaze4444's Avatar
      blueblaze4444 -
      Genius
    1. dale2's Avatar
      dale2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iRepairIndy View Post
      What has your active imagination told you? If the uses are fun I might buy this.. lol

      But I can't think of many ways to use it..
      now that you know it exists you may start thinking, "man that $17 iphone microscope would have been neat to have right now."
      if not, then dont buy it
    1. that_girl's Avatar
      that_girl -
      Useless. The casing only covers half the phone.
    1. dale2's Avatar
      dale2 -
      but thats still pretty neat
      i wonder if it will work on a 3G

      Quote Originally Posted by that_girl View Post
      Useless. The casing only covers half the phone.
      i'm not sure its something that i would leave on there all the time
    1. sean637's Avatar
      sean637 -
      My Imagination told me can you use it as a zoom lense from a far away distance? Lol
    1. mcpd's Avatar
      mcpd -
      i bought this microscope for 3.59$ without the iphone 4 case !
      Mini 45X 2 LED Pocket Microscope Magnifier Loupe - eBay (item 280524641047 end time Nov-18-10 20:05:04 PST)
    1. that_girl's Avatar
      that_girl -
      Quote Originally Posted by mcpd View Post
      Now I'm interested.
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      This might be the huge amount of geek in me, but this is awesome.
    1. CrazyYen's Avatar
      CrazyYen -
      Nothing new in my eye been out for awhile on the lovely iphone 3g :P






      But it must me nice on the iphone 4 as the hd :P
    1. mudslag's Avatar
      mudslag -
      Id like to see some examples of how well the actual shots come out
    1. Dragonx151's Avatar
      Dragonx151 -
      I'd also like to c sample shots, and $17 isn't bad but $3 is even better! Lol
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      that looks really cool
    1. athleticswimmer's Avatar
      athleticswimmer -
      thats just "nerd candy" right there....if you buy this it's just your inside geek talkin.
    1. DisneyRicky's Avatar
      DisneyRicky -
      Pointless to the average person.
    1. magusxxx's Avatar
      magusxxx -
      Unless the average person is a coin collector.

      This would come in very handy to see details needed for proper grading. Especially if one is trying to see if a coin has been doctored.
    1. unklbyl's Avatar
      unklbyl -
      Gotta have it to save the poor colera suffering people in sudan. There is a program that is used to check blood samples and have it checked for certain diseases. There was a program where people could buy one and the software and donate it to "Doctors without borders". I bought 2 and hope it helps. It was set up for the iphone 3. Maybe someday i will buy myself one. $3.95 is a heck of a lot cheaper than then, but then again, i was also paying for the software.
    1. sdjmchattie's Avatar
      sdjmchattie -
      At $17.50 versus the several thousand dollar lab microscopes let me assure you, this will be ruuuuuubish quality
    1. zYxMa's Avatar
      zYxMa -
      Looks promising. I might buy it for my project, but I'd like to see some evidence of it ;p
    1. unklbyl's Avatar
      unklbyl -
      Quote Originally Posted by sdjmchattie View Post
      At $17.50 versus the several thousand dollar lab microscopes let me assure you, this will be ruuuuuubish quality
      Come on dude, wake up and smell your burnt toast. You obviously are not gonna get a micron quality scope for that price, but it CAN help you do a white blood cell count. It's like a newspaper. "what do you expect for one dollar, the truth?"
      If you demand high quality, pay for it. If not, admit that it is a cool toy, and does have real world application.
      This is good enough to count the feathers on a butterfly wing!