There’s something of a morbid fascination we humans have with examining tiny things. Maybe it’s because we’re a little bit afraid of things we can’t easily see, and let’s face it with good reason. Most of the really nasty entities that can kill us are so tiny that even a decent professional microscope can’t catch them.
Anyway for the rest of us, we can at least pretend to keep track of bugs with products like this Wireless Digital Microscope Camera for smartphones, which features a 5 – 200x magnification and a 1.3 megapixel sensor with eight LEDs to deliver the light you need.
Now we’re not going to claim that 200x resolution is going to help you win a Nobel prize, but it should be enough to get some really close up views which are interesting, like this shot of the edges of some pieces of paper [credit].
The fact that it is wireless also means you can roam far and wide, or at least the range of the thing, in order to capture fascinating moments. The product captures to .avi video and .jpg image formats, and comes with access to both iOS and Android apps for connecting your phone to the image output. The rechargeable battery gives 2 hours of use from a charge. Priced at $170.96.