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OlloClip Macro 3-IN-1 Turns Your iPhone 5 into a Microscope!

Just when you thought OlloClip's lens add-ons for the iPhone 5 had everything covered, the company released the Macro 3-IN-1 set that provides three levels of microscopic detail. The latest OlloClip adds 7x, 14x, and 21x magnification.

OlloClip

The two-sided gadget slips over the corner of a naked iPhone 5 or 5s, and depending on which lens is covering the built-in camera, offers 7x or 21x magnification. Another lens screws on over the 7x to achieve 14x if desired.

OlloClip

There are tiny translucent "cups" that fit over the lenses that keep your target at the right distance. This does make this particular OlloClip solution slightly more cumbersome than their other offerings, but it's understandable.  Indeed, you could carry a small gadget bag with OlloClip's other lenses and be ready for just about any situation, and still use a lot less space than a traditional DSLR would require!

OlloClip

You can use just about any traditional photo app with the OlloClip lenses, but you might want to try their official app (free). Keep in mind that the lens covers may interfere with the iPhone's built-in flash, so you will want to turn it off. The line of OlloClips are just the right size to stuff in the stocking of your favorite iPhone photography buff! 

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Todd Bernhard is founder of No Tie Software, an app developer specializing in Ringtones and Sound FX including AutoRingtone.

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip, but over the years, Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62.

In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.