$3 clip-on camera lens kit for smart phones

I bought this camera lens kit for the heck of it, because it cost only $3.14 including shipping, via Amazon. The package arrived from China. The kit consists of three lenses (made of red anodized aluminum) and a spring-loaded clip. To use a lens, you screw it on the clip and then pinch the clip over phone’s camera lens. The clip is padded so it won’t scratch your phone. I had to take my phone case off for best results.

The macro lens is excellent for getting very close detail shots of small objects. The fish-eye and wide-angle lenses are similar to each other, but the fish-eye gives a more exaggerated bubble view. The kit also comes with lens caps and a little cloth drawstring pouch to keep all the pieces together.

Fisheye, Wide Angle, and Macro Camera Lenses
By KingMas
$3 Buy one on Amazon

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  1. Great. It won't be hard to find $3 of utility out of the three lenses. Pretty crazy to think that, in theory, someone is making at least a couple of cents on this micro-transaction, including shipping it across the globe. I hope the kids who put these together are at least teenagers and are forced to work less than 20 hours a day.

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