We’ve seen portable, pocket-sized microscopes in the past, but it was always something where you had to look through a tiny peep hole. The strain of focusing your eye on such a detailed view can be a bit rough, especially with a bright light illuminating whatever it is that you’re studying. Having a secondary monitor would be nice, but wouldn’t that ruin its portability?
The Air Micro iPhone Scope gives you a well-lit microscope that will display whatever it sees on your iPhone or iPad via WiFi. It has magnification up to 400x, and works with a free app. There are also capabilities for QVGA video at 15 fps, and this can be done from up to ten meters away. This costs around $1,175, so you’ll want to make sure that this is more than just another toy in your inventory.