The Olloclip is a cheap-ish set of add-on lenses for the iPhone
If Monday’s $250 iPhone Lens Dial was a little too rich for you, may I suggest taking a look at the Olloclip, an equally capable triple-lens add-on for the iPhone which is cheaper and smaller than the giant, turret-like Lens Dial case.
Olloclip is an aluminum kit consisting of two main parts. The first is an adapter which clips over the top corner of the iPhone, covering the camera. On one side is a fisheye lens adapter, on the other a macro lens. The second part is a small extra wide-angle adapter which clips on top of the macro lens.
The kit comes with lens caps for both ends and a small carrying bag. The beauty of this over separate, magnetically attached lenses is the convenience — no more lost lenses. The advantage over the iPhone Lens Dial is the price, and also the size — the Olloclip is truly pocket-sized.
Compared the the $250 iPhone Lens Dial, the $70 Olloclip seems like a bargain. Maybe it doesn’t have the image quality of the more expensive adapter, but if you’re distorting your photos and sending them out into the world via Instagram, that’s probably a feature, not a bug.
The Olloclip is available now, in black, or red and black.