Tipscope is a new smartphone microscope capable of providing a magnification of 1000x. Offering 2 micro-resolutions and 1000x magnifying power the Tipscope offers a battery free portable microscope that is small enough to slip into your pocket. Launched via Kickstarter this week the pocket microscope is available to back from £30 or roughly $39 offering a 35% saving off the recommended retail price of $60. If all goes well with production worldwide shipping is expected to take place during July 2019.
“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. “
“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.”
For more details, examples of magnification and full specifications jump over to the official Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below.