Blips 2017-12-05T13:01:36+00:00

The unique set of mini-lenses for smartphone allowing you to see deep inside the micro-world

Up to four mini-objectives on flexible film which cleanly stick on your smartphone or tablet; entrance doors to the microscopic world for everyone. So slim that you can keep BLIPS on your device, even in your pocket, without worrying to lose it. BLIPS works on all models of smartphones and tablets.

The World’s thinnest objectives for portable microscopy on smartphones or tablets

The BLIPS (patent pending technology) is a set of thin lenses on a composite, multilayered flexible film.
The back side surface of the flexible film sticks on the glass of the mobile device (phone or tablet) covering the camera, by purely electrostatic forces. No glue is used behind the lenses, so there are no sticky residues on the camera once the lens is removed.

LENS KIT
LAB-KIT
ACCESSORIES
Standard and Metal Series: the Difference

Four Amazing Mini-Objectives

We carefully designed four lenses for great easiness of use and optical performance.

A link connecting the standard photography to the microscopy realm. By smartphone.

Blips Macro Plus allows you to take high definition macro pictures, with optical magnification of about 5 times.

It is extremely thin, less than 1 mm (≈1/25 inches), and very user friendly. It allows you to take crystal clear pictures of insects, flowers, small objects, details of everyday life.

Its working distance, i.e. the distance between the lens and the focal plane, is of about 20 mm (≈¾ inch).

Thanks to its great ease of use, you can start exploring the micro-world in all its diversity. Moving insects, spiders or small flowers will appear in all their beauty. You will be able to take great pictures and videos of small subjects since the first use.

You can find this lens inside the Blips Macro Kit and the Blips Full Kit

Blips Macro

Blips Macro allows you to take high definition macro pictures, with optical magnification of about 10 times.

It is extremely thin, less than 1 mm (≈1/25 inch). This is the first step from “standard” photography toward portable microscopy.

Its working distance, i.e. the distance between the lens and the focal plane, is of about 12mm (≈1/2 inch).

Hence, it can be used like a high power magnification lens for precision works, or for a number of other applications where an amplified electronic eye is desired, from technical use to pure fun.

Examples? Quality check of soldering works, cloth, seam, paints or other manufactures. Needle & thread insertion, self-check of moles, or skin, or nails, check in child’s hair for head lice/nits, insects or spiders observation, check of parasites on leaves, etc.
Have a look to the gallery for more inspirations.

You can find it inside all the Blips Lens Kits and LabKits

Blips Micro

Blips Micro helps you enter the realm of smartphone microscopy.

Blips Micro can recognize details of about 1/275 mm (≈1/7000 inch), a great starting point in the world of microscopy. BLIPS Micro is less than 1.2mm (≈1/20 inch) high, and it turns your phone into a real digital microscope.
You need to keep a distance of 6mm (¼ inch) between the lens and the sample under observation to discover tiny details at high definition. With the use of digital zoom it is possible to achieve magnification over 100x*.

As any powerful objective lens for microscope, the depth of focus of the Micro lens is short. Therefore, this lens model is suitable for observing flat samples in transmitted light with a stable mechanical support.

You can find it inside the Blips Basic Kit, the Full Kit and inside all the Blips LabKits

Blips Ultra permits the use of your smartphone for real microscopy applications.

Blips Ultra can recognize details of about 1/285 mm (≈1/8000 inch), so distinguishing cells or other inhabitants of the micro-world. BLIPS Ultra is less than 1.6mm (≈1/16 inch) high, and it turns your phone into a real digital microscope.
You need to keep a distance of ⅛ inch (3mm) between the lens and the sample under observation to discover tiny details at high definition. With the use of digital zoom it is possible to achieve magnification over 150x*.

As any powerful objective lens for microscope, the depth of focus of the Ultra lens is very short (<0.15mm). Therefore, this lens model is especially suitable for observing thin, flat samples in transmitted light, with a stable mechanical support. (Optical resolution < 3.5 microns in transmitted light).

You can find it inside the Blips Full Kit and inside the Blips Ultra LabKit

Standard and Metal series

The original version of the Blips lenses is the Standard series, very thin and light as they are made with a flexible plastic strip.

On Blips Metal Series lenses the addition of two thin aluminum strips to the sides of the lens allows the film to maintain its shape when applied. This is the ideal solution for mobile phones and tablets which have the camera positioned toward a corner of their body (like, for example, iPhones or Huawei P series). The adhesivity of the Metal Series lenses is improved on the large majority of materials used for the phone bodies.

VIDEO TUTORIAL
The Lab Kit

We offer a selection of prepared microscope slides plus an appropriate light source and an easy assembling stage for smartphone. Use your smartphone with the BLIPS Micro or Ultra lenses and see the smallest details in transmitted light, like with digital microscope.

Lab Kit:

A complete kit for turning any smartphone or tablet into a powerful digital microscope for microscopy in transmitted light. Two lenses for 2 different levels of magnification. A first step into the microscope realm!

  • Basic Kit (Metal Reinforced Series)

  • Light Source
  • 2 Sponges
  • Smartphone Stage
  • 6 Prepared Slides

Ultra Lab Kit:

A complete kit for turning any smartphone or tablet into a powerful digital microscope for microscopy in transmitted light. Three lenses for 3 different levels of magnification. You can see cells and other microscopic structures on your smartphone!

  • Ultra Lens Kit  (Macro-Micro-Ultra / Metal Reinforced Series)

  • Light Source
  • 2 Sponges
  • Smartphone Stage
  • 6 Prepared Slides
VIDEO TUTORIAL

Accessories for Blips

We have studied the simplest and most functional accessories for the optimal use of BLIPS in everyday life or for technical applications

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