By Ryan Ballard on June 3, 2016
I’ve never been one who’s been thrilled at the idea of taking pictures. Frankly, the very thought of just wandering around looking for things worth shooting bores me. But snapping quick pics is part of my life, be it for reviews such as this, my kids, or even at my job, AMD all three are accomplished using smartphones. As the idea of using them in lieu of conventional cameras continues to grow, I fully expect to see more picture-centric accessories to pop up on he market. One of those accessories is a macro lens from Apexel that is designed to work on most smartphones.
The idea for this lens is simple, and frankly a bit creative. It is designed in such a way that users can snap it into place, with it resting on top of the lens, with the unit itself being comprised of two pieces: the lens proper, and a simple piece of plastic that curves around to bracket the lens against the phone. Both pieces are black in color, and save for the glass lens itself, are comprised of entirely of plastic, amd they arrive inside of a foam casing, alomg with instructions and a cloth that appears to be microfiber, or something similar, for cleaning the lenses.