Gadget Tip – The Olloclip

As a Graphic Designer, a photograph is often a key component of a design. If you have a strong layout and graphic elements accompanied by a bad picture, your overall design will be greatly diminished. If I need to provide my own photographs, the camera on my iphone will not be the premium quality I will need and will likely be the weak link in my design. On the other hand, I am not a professional photographer and the idea of shelving out $500+ for a professional level camera is not in the least bit appealing to me. Olloclip is making a valiant attempt to bridge this gap.

Olloclip is an all-in-one lens attachment that can easily be connected to your iphone to improve the quality of your photographs. It is also small enough to fit in your pocket. Funded as a Kickstarter project in 2011, the olloclip has enjoyed a consistent stream of stellar reviews from the geek/tech industry. The attachment includes a fisheye, wide-angle, and macro lenses. All of this for a price of $60-$70.

I have not gotten my hands on one myself yet, but I just ordered one today for my wife’s birthday (Luckily, she usually doesn’t check out my blog posts unless I ask her to). We have an 11 month old daughter that we love to take pictures of and my wife’s iphone 5c is also our family camera. The versatility and quality the olloclip appears to add to the iphone is impressive enough to give it a shot. I may get back to you with a post-hands-on review.