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TIPSCOPE + Smartphone = 1000x Microscope (Suspended)

With 2 micro-resolutions and 1000x magnifying power,it helps you to find the wonders never seen.It is tiny,portable and battery free.

TIPSCOPE + Smartphone = 1000x Microscope (Suspended)

With 2 micro-resolutions and 1000x magnifying power,it helps you to find the wonders never seen.It is tiny,portable and battery free.

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TIPSCOPE (1000x) can turn your smartphone into an 1000x microscope just in few seconds. It is tiny, portable, battery free, and stick-and-play. The image quality of TIPSCOPE has comparable optical performance to a professional commercial microscope. 

With 2 micro resolutions and 1000 diameters magnifying power, it helps you to find the wonders you’ve never seen before in your daily life. It also provides benefits for the professional fields, such as biology, medicine, and material.

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TIPSCOPE is a microscope applicable to almost all smartphones.

Here are sticking examples. 


◆ See photomicrographs taken by TIPSCOPE 1000x   

 *  5.5-inch smartphone used (iPhone 8 plus)


The following two sets of photos are the comparison of the old and new products at their respective maximum magnification.

 *  5.5-inch smartphone used (iPhone 8 plus) 

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 *  5.5-inch smartphone used (iPhone 8 plus)  


The following photos are taken by TIPSCOPE 1000x. 

Considering the target parts (country name) can be seen more completely and clearly, we choose the appropriate magnification.

 *  5.5-inch smartphone used (iPhone 8 plus) 


◆  See video taken by TIPSCOPE 1000x 

Considering the active object can be photographed clearly and accurately, we choose the appropriate magnification.

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 *  5.5-inch smartphone used (iPhone 8 plus) 



 To observe everything that interested you.



      👉 Step1: Download the TIPSCOPE App and start it

      👉 Step2: Stick TIPSCOPE on the lens of smartphone

      👉 Step3: Observe the object that interested you

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TIPSCOPE APP has English and Chinese version, it can be downloaded for free from  Apple Store and Google Play.


◆  Structure

◆  Dimension

 ◆  Package Components 

    --- TIPSCOPE 1000x Pack ---



◆ Our Story 

I am one of founders of TIPSCOPE. I am a doctor of optical engineering specialty, mainly engaged in the research and development of  next general microscope. 

The first time I saw a microscope was about ten years ago. I still remember the time when I observed the onion epidermal cell in a biology class by using a big, bulky and heavy microscope.

When I was in university, I participated in overseas visits which organized by the university and visited some educational institutions and schools in Africa, Southeast Asia, western China and so on. Many local school facilities were very obsolete and limited. The students used big and dilapidated microscopes in classes and could not observe the objects described in textbooks clearly. 

Since then I always thought to have a simple, cheap and portable microscope imagined  anywhere and anytime would be great and convenient. 

Children in any countries can use it easily and freely. 

After preliminary research, I found that the portable microscope on the market is far from my expectation. Therefore, I created a team to build a portable microscope with professional imaging quality. After repeated experiments and optimizing the resolution, illumination uniformity, contrast, signal-to-noise ratio, etc., TIPSCOPE is shown as you see. 


◆ Design optimization 

After repeated modification, recombination and optimization, we finally decided this simple, light and handy design.






We are a team of eight optics and photography enthusiasts with programming, design, engineering and marketing backgrounds.We are based in Tokyo(Japan), Shanghai and Wuhan(China).

Thank you for everything!

Love,

       TIPSCOPE Team      

 http://www.tipscope.com/ 


Risks and challenges

Risks are always accompanied by new ventures.

We met two big challenges:
The first was to make the lens with 1000x magnification and small size. We've spent tons of hours testing dozens of different prototypes and repeated optimization, finally, we found the best one and started working on the manufacturing plan.

The second challenge was the installation accuracy of lens in production. Since the accuracy required for lens installation is less than 1 mm, it is easy to have defective products in mass production. After a few months of trials, a set of automatic installation equipment was redesigned to meet the requirements.

Our team has been engaged in the development and design of optics for more than several years. With our previous experience of providing optical microscopy technical support to other enterprises, we are confident to meet various challenges and unpredictable difficulties to ensure that TIPSCOPE come out with the best quality. After numerous trials and improvements, our final product has been successfully developed to the end.

We are currently preparing for the production of TIPSCOPE under the support of our supply partners. Despite difficulties and problems which we may encounter during manufacturing process, our team will do everything we can to reach the finish line and deliver TIPSCOPE to you on time.

We are excited to get the best products into your hands, our backers!

Thank you,

TIPSCOPE Team

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