If you’ve got a tech-lover in your family, you’ll no doubt be searching for cool smartphone gadgets to slip in the stocking for Christmas.
My husband is always keen on techy stuff. Sadly, now he’s a family man, his budget is a bit lower than it was. His money tends to go on the kids these days and giving them a good time.
It’s about time some affordable smartphone gadgets came on the market!
Luckily, Paladone have got you covered. They’ve created a smartphone microscope and a smartphone telescope in collaboration with the Discovery Channel. The residents of Accidental Hipster Headquarters have very kindly been gifted these items.
Cool smartphone gadget #1: The microscope
The microscope was incredibly easy to set up. I have an Xperia Z5 and I took it out of it’s protective casing, then clipped the microscope on. I got a great image right away and was able to take some really good photos!
I decided to try it out on a little flower. When dealing with a microscope, nature seems like an appropriate experiment! Here’s my pre-microscope close up:
Then I clipped on the microscope and got this cool close up:
These smartphone microscopes retail around £9.99 and I think they make the perfect stocking filler for husbands, teens and anyone who likes to mess about with tech.
Cool Smartphone gadget #2: The telescope
The box contains a smartphone tripod, the smartphone telescope (with a lens cap each end) and a clip that secures it to your phone.
There should be some instructions in the box but mine came without. I think this is why I couldn’t get a good enough photo to show you, that and my phone camera hasn’t been the best lately. When I looked through the telescope it worked really well.
It has a dial that changes focus and really does a great job even at night, so I think with the correct instructions and a phone that is working better than mine, you’ll get some really good results. I still deem it cool enough to write about because I honestly blame user error, I just wasn’t quite getting it. After such amazing results from the microscope, I can’t imagine this telescope is anything but ace when it lands in the right hands.