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Smartphone Spy Lens allows for stealthy snapshots

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The Smartphone Spy Lens attaches to almost any phone with a magnetic ring.

A new product from the online mobile photography retailers Photojojo is a stealthy snapper—or, as stealthy as a mirror-packed box magnetically attached to your smartphone can be.

The Smartphone Spy Lens attaches to mobile phones via a circular magnet which you adhere around the camera lens. By using a magnet instead of a more rigid attachment method, users can turn the lens easily,  gaining a different view with each twist. 

Bearing a resemblance to the HiLO lens, Photojojo doesn't hide the $20 Smartphone Spy Lens' potential for stealth, touting its ability to periscope around corners, shoot better candids and get low compositions easier. We'll look forward to seeing how the Smartphone Spy Lens works too.

The Smartphone Spy Lens gives a 90-degree perspective shift, taking photos an angle instead of straight on.

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Total comments: 12
LaFonte
By LaFonte (11 months ago)

I have one for dslr... funny I have to dig it out of the junk drawer. But I remember the 90 angle makes it very difficult to frame image or even point at something as it fools your perception of axis. You actually fiddle much more with it than simply pointing quickly the camera at subject, snap and go your way.

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RUcrAZ
By RUcrAZ (Aug 28, 2013)

Would not a simple hinged, front-surface mirror work as well, and be lots more unobtrusive? Or a tiny prism? (I can see its use, pretending to use the phone as a phone, but aiming in the general direction desired - but not with such a grossly obvious gadget.)

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fishycomics
By fishycomics (Aug 27, 2013)

why are all these reviews from photo mojo....????

it is interesting place the cam in a different perpestive, but it's 13mm again learn to make it 17mm or bigger

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KodaChrome25
By KodaChrome25 (Aug 27, 2013)

Looks like one of those old flashcubes. No one would be the wiser! Lol.

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joe6pack
By joe6pack (Aug 27, 2013)

creepy cams strike again!

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SergioMO
By SergioMO (Aug 27, 2013)

Did you heard about Pro VCE in Android ????

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hallwal
By hallwal (Aug 27, 2013)

I don't see how this has any stealth potential. The whole point of "not drawing attention to the camera" would be impossible with this massive cube (with obvious glass & mirrors) stuck to your phone. You would be much better off simply pointing your phone's camera the usual way. MUCH less conspicuous and MUCH easier to play off ("What? Oh, this? Of course not!")

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KodaChrome25
By KodaChrome25 (Aug 27, 2013)

The voice of experience? ;)

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jcmarfilph
By jcmarfilph (Aug 26, 2013)

Really? Spy cam? Will it go inside the cam?

It will only make you obvious that you are doing or taking something with a crappy phone cam.

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sportyaccordy
By sportyaccordy (Aug 26, 2013)

Top of the line equipment isn't required for good photos.

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jcmarfilph
By jcmarfilph (Aug 26, 2013)

If I want to take something secretly, I'd rather move back, use my travelzoom or bridgecam and zoom in or buy a specialized equipment for that and not a plastic cube that is really awkward and obvious if you put it at the back of the cam which you need to point close to the subject too.

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sportyaccordy
By sportyaccordy (Aug 26, 2013)

Right, because a travelzoom/specialized equipment is less awkward/obvious than a smartphone.

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