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You’re Enabling Them: iPad Attachment Brings 12X Zoom To Its Camera


Going to a concert and holding your iPhone up in the air the whole time is bad enough for the people behind you that are trying to see. But it’s not half as bad as those that think it’s ok to whip out an iPad to do the same. Fellas: it looks stupid, and is inconsiderate to those behind you. We’re going to stop the sermon here, however, because we imagine there might be times where taking a shot with an iPad isn’t ridiculously inappropriate, and someone somewhere might be interested in an attachment that can confer some serious zooming abilities. The The iPad Telephoto Lens gives the iPad 3 & 4 a 10X zoom, and the iPad Mini a 12X factor. The lens also adds some vignetting and “a lo-fi look”, which we imagine will be appealing to hipsters worldwide. Better yet for thrift-store-chic, budget-minded hipsters, is the price: $25.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

HiLo Lens Is A Creep’s Best Friend

Want to take a pic of that cute girl sitting next to you, but don’t want her to notice? Yeah… don’t. It’s creepy. But if you’re going to do it anyway, the HiLo Lens can help you avoid detection a lot better than whatever subtle techniques you think you might have developed. It’s an iPhone lens attachment that swivels and allows you to take right-angle pictures, meaning you can hold your phone in your hands like you’re texting, but in fact you’re shooting stuff to your left (or right… or even up). It features superior optics so there’s no image degradation and you do capture the entire field of view.

Now please, for the sake of decency, don’t be taking creepshots, ok? To be fair, the HiLo was created with the intention of giving you more freedom to shoot from interesting angles. And like a lot of tech, we like it in principle. It’s really all about how it’s used. It’s $60 with a pledge on Kickstarter. The campaign is not fully funded, but if it reaches its goal, shipping is scheduled for February 2013.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ CulOfMac ]

For Better Recordings: iPhone Boom Mic

By David Ponce

It bears repeating once again that recording stuff with iDevices will not eclipse the kind of quality you can get with dedicated equipment. But that doesn’t mean you can’t try and make things a little better through the use of attachments like the above boom microphone for the iPhone, iPod, iPad, etc. It attaches to the headphone jack and secures to the rest of the device through adjustable clips; it’ll even hold on with the use of a case. The 4 inch long mic has two settings, for near or far recording, and will improve the quality and intensity of recorded sound severalfold. It works on 1 AAA battery.

It’s pretty cheap too, considering what it does: $40, with shipping starting April 23rd.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ UberGizmo ]

Amplifear iPad Attachment Amplifies Simply, Effectively

By David Ponce

We’ve said it before and we’ll keep hammering the point in: it’s the simpler things that we value most. The Amplifear is an elegant solution for amplifying the sound coming out of your iPad. Sure, it looks like a Mickey Mouse ear, but the ABS plastic device is reported to do a really great job at boosting those high frequencies, giving you a crisper and generally louder sound. You just clip it on or off, no installation required.

Best of all, it’s cheap: $15, currently on Kickstarter, as a fully funded project.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ BonjourLife ]