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One size fits all, universal device made to fit any phones, tablets, and laptops to enhance your mobile photography.

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Welcome and thank you for checking out our project.

Mashable.com - "Move aside, Instagram. A new tool called Mobi-Lens aims to enhance personal photography..."

TUAW.COM - "Want a wide-angle view from the camera on your Macbook Air? Yeah, you can do that too."

AndroidAdn.com - "an ingenious system and economical"

Discovery.com - "We’ve covered a variety of different lens options...but this next gadget is quite a bit more adaptable than those..."

CultOfMac.com - "I hate futzing around with all the magnetic lenses I have: they’re easy to lose, easy to get dirty and impossible to line up. What I need is a Mobi-Lens, a universal clip-on lens..."

Gajitz.com - "These innocent-looking little clips could revolutionize the way we snap mobile pictures with our phones and other devices."

GizMag.com - Mobi-Lens is compatible with a wide range of products ranging from phones and tablets to laptops. HTC, Apple, Samsung, Blackberry and Nokia..."

TechMash.co.uk - "Mobi-Lens is a device that sets the user imagination free."

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The new era of photography has presented us with a million innovative ways to edit, alter, and share images. Inspired by this wave of creativity, we decided to design our very own universal mobile photography tool and BOOM, just like that, Mobi-Lens was born. 

(This video is filmed with a Mobi-Lens wide angle lens and an iPhone 4... Featuring the Mobi-Lens fisheye lens and the Mobi-Lens macro lens!)

Mobi-Lens is a patent pending accessory used to enhance and enrich your personal photography, with your choice of a 2 in 1 wide angle/macro lens or a fisheye lens.

Mobi-Lens Wide & Macro Lens (2 in 1)

  • A wide angle lens has a smaller focal length and allows more of a scene to be captured within a photograph (shot with an iPhone 4)
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NASA - Rocket Park, Houston, Texas

Here is another example, shot with an iPhone 4 and a Belkin case...

Note: the vignetting will increase based on the thickness of your case.



  • A macro lens allows close-up photography of generally very small objects 

Mobi-Lens Fisheye

  • A fisheye lens is a 'super' wide angle lens that creates visual distortion, resulting in a spherical or panoramic image (shot with an iPhone 4)

What makes Mobi-Lens unique is its adaptability with various types of mobile devices, as well as laptop webcams and some digital cameras! 

Unlike similar products, Mobi-Lens is not only limited to the iPhone, allowing a variety of mobile devices (HTC, Samsung, Blackberry, Motorola, etc.) to utilize both front and back camera lens on any device. 

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Here Is How It Works:

Mobi-Lens simply clips onto your device, kind of like a chip bag clip or a clothespin, and you can adjust it accordingly to match up with your camera lens and fit properly with the width of your device (*camera frame may vary on mobile devices depending on thickness of some phone cases -- it is recommended to use Mobi-Lens without a phone case for best picture results). Mobi-Lens is strong enough to clamp onto your device so that it will securely stay in place, yet it is gentle enough to prevent any damages to your device. Mobi-Lens also comes equipped with protective lens caps to keep lenses clean and free of scratches when not in use. Though the wide angle/macro lens and the fisheye lens are separate clips, they can easily be switched in a matter of seconds to suit your picture-taking preference. Its convenient design and nifty size makes Mobi-Lens easy to carry on the go so that you have accessibility to awesome effects anytime, anywhere.

(Mobi-Lens Prototypes)
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(Mobi-Lens Prototype)

In order to perfect our final prototype and make Mobi-Lens widely available to everyone, we will need your help, Kickstarters! We believe in American manufacturing and with your support, we plan to raise enough funds to accommodate for the finishing touches to be made on Mobi-Lens as well as the costly manufacturing expenses. We hope to reach our goals as soon as possible so that everyone can get their hands on their very own Mobi-Lens. If our project proves to be as successful as we believe it will be, we also anticipate to create a Mobi-Lens photo sharing community in the form of an app on your mobile device.

Now that you've gotten to know the concept of Mobi-Lens and the inspiration behind it, we truly hope that you will support our project and help us in the creation of something extraordinary!

We appreciate all contributions...

Thank you for your time!

FAQ

  • The lenses are made of glass with aluminum housing (making it less prone to scratching and therefore extending its useful lifespan), and the clips are made of ABS plastic. And yes, we also provide lens caps to protect the lenses from becoming damaged when it's not in use!

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  • Our clips are 3 inches total in length, top to bottom. They open up to be 2 inches wide and the deepest they can be clipped onto a device is 1.25 inches.

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  • The wide angle lens and macro lens are screwed together. When the front part of the lens is screwed on, it reveals a wide angle shot; when the front lens is unscrewed and removed, it becomes a macro lens.

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  • Within the US -- FREE

    Canada -- $10

    International -- $15

    Please remember to take note of these rates as you make your pledge!

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  • We're working on it! We have been conducting research and have found that creating a telephoto Mobi-Lens will be a bit pricier than our other lenses, but rest assured that we are currently working on a prototype.

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  • We offer a one year warranty from the date you receive your Mobi-Lens. We will replace your Mobi-Lens in the event of any malfunctions. However, the warranty will not cover any loss or theft claims or self-inflicted damages.

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