1. Michael Essany's Avatar

    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.

    Mobile Brando
    2010-11-13 07:00 PM
  2. iRepairIndy's Avatar
    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..
    2010-11-13 07:19 PM
  3. blueblaze4444's Avatar
    2010-11-13 07:27 PM
  4. dale2's Avatar
    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
    2010-11-13 07:45 PM
  5. that_girl's Avatar
    Useless. The casing only covers half the phone.
    2010-11-13 07:46 PM
  6. dale2's Avatar
    but thats still pretty neat
    i wonder if it will work on a 3G

    Useless. The casing only covers half the phone.
    i'm not sure its something that i would leave on there all the time
    Last edited by dale2; 2010-11-13 at 07:47 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2010-11-13 07:47 PM
  7. sean637's Avatar
    My Imagination told me can you use it as a zoom lense from a far away distance? Lol
    2010-11-13 07:54 PM
  8. mcpd's Avatar
    2010-11-13 08:03 PM
  9. that_girl's Avatar
    Now I'm interested.
    2010-11-13 08:26 PM
  10. Rob2G's Avatar
    This might be the huge amount of geek in me, but this is awesome.
    2010-11-13 08:34 PM
  11. CrazyYen's Avatar
    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
    Last edited by CrazyYen; 2010-11-13 at 08:50 PM.
    2010-11-13 08:47 PM
  12. mudslag's Avatar
    Id like to see some examples of how well the actual shots come out
    2010-11-14 01:09 AM
  13. Dragonx151's Avatar
    I'd also like to c sample shots, and $17 isn't bad but $3 is even better! Lol
    2010-11-14 02:35 AM
  14. EskimoRuler's Avatar
    that looks really cool
    You don't like the iPad because you don't have one!
    2010-11-14 03:23 AM
  15. athleticswimmer's Avatar
    thats just "nerd candy" right there....if you buy this it's just your inside geek talkin.
    2010-11-14 05:21 AM
  16. DisneyRicky's Avatar
    Pointless to the average person.
    My Devices:

    iPod Touch 4g 4.1 - Jailbroken
    iPad 4.2.1 - Jailbroken
    2010-11-14 06:01 AM
  17. magusxxx's Avatar
    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.
    2010-11-14 08:40 AM
  18. unklbyl's Avatar
    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.
    2010-11-14 11:48 AM
  19. sdjmchattie's Avatar
    At $17.50 versus the several thousand dollar lab microscopes let me assure you, this will be ruuuuuubish quality
    2010-11-14 12:01 PM
  20. zYxMa's Avatar
    Looks promising. I might buy it for my project, but I'd like to see some evidence of it ;p
    2010-11-14 12:12 PM
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