Smartphone cameras are an incredible piece of technology. In addition to taking photos, they now function as portable document scanners and sign translators, and allow you to play augmented reality games.
But as great as they are, even the best smartphone cameras do poorly when you try to zoom in on a subject. Your photo becomes blurry, and the zoom range is usually insufficient and unable to capture details further than 10 yards.
To fix this problem, companies have tried to make add-on lens kits that can be attached outside the phone to increase its camera’s zoom, but these are usually too bulky. At least until we saw the Blips Smartphone Lens Kit, which come with thin and portable external lenses.