Macro photography lets you get up close and personal when you want to see a lot of details, but if you wanted to go even closer, to see things on a microscopic level, you’ll be happy to know that Blips stickers for your smartphone are now available to purchase. Yes, stickers that can do amazing things.
Earlier this year, the Blips sticker was announced and launched on Kickstarter. These are stickers that you paste over the lens of your smartphone camera which in turn gives it microscope-like functionality. Which is frankly, pretty amazing for a sticker. And it works.
There are two versions to choose: a macro version that allows magnification of about 10 times, and the micro version. The company says that “Blips Micro can recognize details of about 1/7000 inch (≈1/275 mm), so distinguishing cells or other inhabitants of the micro-world. BLIPS Micro is less than 1/20 inch (≈1.2mm) high, and it turns your phone into a real digital microscope.”
If you need a detailed microscope function for your smartphone for some reason, this is a great way to have one. The Blips stickers are currently available for pre-order starting at $30. You can check their website for more details. There’s no need to actually buy a microscope anymore.