iPhone Polarizing Filter Lens promises to reduce reflections in photos

Mar 6, 2012
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Maybe you’re doing some undercover work and need a clear shot through a windscreen or window. Maybe you just find glare and reflections really annoying. If only there was a way to take better photos on your smartphone and sidestep the problem! While there have been plenty of plethora of camera accessories available for the iPhone, particularly the iPhone 4S with its excellent camera, there hasn't been one quite like this.

Here’s a nifty little case plus camera that aims to reduce reflections. It’s compatible with the iPhone 4 and 4S, snapping on the back, with the camera overlaid on top of the iPhone’s existing lens. The idea is simple: the camera on the case uses a polarizing filter lens in order to reduce reflections off of non-metallic surfaces. That means clearer shots through windows, and as the example picture shows, windshields.

It’s not the first time someone has come up with the idea of augmenting the iPhone’s camera, although this particular camera case combo is one of the more useful entries. While most filters can be applied in software thanks to various iPhone apps, removing glare and reflections is a lot trickier, if not close to impossible, so dedicated hardware to tackle the problem is most welcome.

The polarizing filter lens case is available right now, and will set you back $37.99.


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