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| January 10, 2013
CES 2013: Olloclip Launches iPhone5 Lens, Fifth Gen iPod Touch Adapter, Compatible Case
AppAdvice was on scene at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and went hands-on with lots of fun new gadgets and accessories for iOS devices. By now, most people have heard of Olloclip for the iPhone 4 and 4S, but did you know that the company has just launched the three-in-one lens for the iPhone 5? Not only that, but Olloclip finally made an adapter for the newest generation of iPod touch. Oh, and there is a case, too. I’ve coveted the Olloclip since I first heard about it. Unfortunately, I had an iPhone 3GS and couldn’t use the super fun lenses. It was only available for the iPhone 4 and 4S or by using the adapter for the fourth-generation iPod touch. Now, the makers of Olloclip have developed an adapter that allows you to use the iPhone 4/4S model with the fifth-generation iPod touch. By fastening the lens to the adapter, you can easily slide it onto your iPod touch and it is specially designed to fit snuggly on the device. In addition to creating an adapter for the current generation iPod touch, the Olloclip gets support for the iPhone 5. Now that I’ve upgraded my phone, I’ll finally be able to take macro pictures of ants. The Olloclip includes a macro lens, a fisheye lens, and a wide-angle lens in one interchangeable device. The lenses feature precision ground glass multi-element optics and aircraft grade aluminum. The Olloclip attaches to the iPhone using a soft plastic material that is specifically designed for the iPhone. The Olloclip for iPhone 5 is available now for $69.99 in red, white and black from select retailers, including Apple retail stores, and from the company’s website. The adapter for the fifth-generation iPod touch will ship along with the Olloclip later this year, but will also be able to be purchased separately for $9.99. In addition to the Olloclip for the iPhone 5, the company has created a compatible case to turn your iPhone into a regular camera. The case features two tripod mount ports, one for landscape and one for portrait, as well as support for an external microphone or light. The top of the case opens up so you can slide the Olloclip right on your iPhone 5. Once the top of the case is open, the flipped over portion turns into a trigger for the iPhone’s camera. Best of all, you can remove all of the doodads on the case if you don’t want or need the tripod ports and such. When it is completely stripped of the extras, the case is unbelievably thin. There is no current information available regarding pricing and availability of the Olloclip case, but you can visit the company’s website and sign up to receive updates. Check out the video below of AppAdvice’s Dom Esposito talking with Patrick from Olloclip. If you are having trouble seeing the video, click here for a direct link to it on YouTube. http://youtu.be/rn4-e-VkRjQ