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the pocket-size smartphone microscope
The world.
150x magnified.
Fits in your pocket.
my-iCros is a slide-on microscope for your smartphone. This tool enables you to observe and capture objects or living creatures with a 150x magnification.

What does 150x magnification mean? With the help of my-iCros, a subject, which in reality measures 1mm, can be captured and displayed at the size of 150mm with a resolution of 300dpi.

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Sustainable production.
  my-iCros is Swiss Made! Development and manufacturing is done at the company Designerei Ltd. in Liestal.

Every single my-iCros is manufactured using 3D printing technology and it is made of biodegradable PLA material (Polylactide).

There is very little energy use and material loss with 3D printing and the biodegradable polymers make my-iCros a very environement friendly product.

The manufacturing and assembly process is completed in Liestal, BL, Switzerland.
Manufacturing by 3D printing, assembly, semifinished- and finished product
Press quotes. translated from german
«It's a clip-on gadget for the iPhone, for you, and me! - which allows to capture the most enchanting, fascinating and incredible macro shorts»

Susanne Lüthi, Redaktorin www.watson.ch
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«Simple, but efficient: The accessory is slid on the iPhone which makes it possible to be used as a microscope and capture subjects with 150x magnification.»

Daniel Haller, Redaktor Basellandschaftliche Zeitung
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«Liestaler enables a 150 time magnified vision»

Valeria Happel, Redaktion 20 Minuten
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«If you capture an ant at 150 times magnification, you can share it immediately on social networks or send it via mail.»
Raffael Schuppisser, Redaktor Wissen / Der Sonntag bei AZ Medien Gruppe
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«A small one-man design company has developed a gadget which was financed by crowdfunding.»
Meret Ernst, Redaktorin Kultur und Design hochparterre
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Technical specifications and downloads

Tech. specs (all models):

Material: PLA (Polylactide)
Manufactured by: 3D printing
Optics: PMMA-Lens (1 segment)
Magnification: aprox. 150x
   my-iCros for iPhone 4/4s: 62 x 23 x 14.8mm
   my-iCros for iPhone 5/5s:62 x 21.5 x 12.6mm
   my-iCros for iPhone 5c: 63 x 23 x 13.5mm
   my-iCros for iPhone 6: 71.5 x 21.5 x 11.8mm
   my-iCros for iPhone 6 Plus: 82 x 21.5 x 11.5mm

   my-iCros for Samsung Galaxy S5: 82 x 21.5 x 11.5mm
   my-iCros for Samsung Galaxy S6: 82 x 21.5 x 11.5mm

Weight: ~4g (my-iCros for iPhone 6 Plus / 6s Plus ~5g;
my-iCros for Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6 ~6g)


my-iCros Manual (Deutsch)
my-iCros Manual (English)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in German

Where else to buy my-iCros?
my-iCros is available in different stores and online shops in Switzerland and Europe. Check out the latest choice of shops:
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