updated 09:00 pm EDT, Mon April 22, 2013
Device mounted with custom case to back of many mobile devices
Bodelin Technologies has unveiled the ProScope Micro Mobile, the first professional-level microscope to be made specifically to attach to mobile devices such as the iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, and fourth- and fifth-generation iPod touch, as well as other tablets and smartphones. The microscope attachment uses precision optical glass for edge-to-edge imaging and magnification from 20X to 80X.
Twelve white LEDs are arrayed in two alternating circles to project polarized and reflective light with adjustable intensity. An onboard lithium ion battery, capable of five hours of continuous use, provides power for the LEDs -- and a USB charging cable comes with the kit. Slides can be viewed by use of any backlit source light such as a photographer's light pad.
The new ProScope Micro Mobile is now available for pre-sales through Bodelin and dealers worldwide. Shipping will begin next month.