Telescope for iPhone 4/5

This little telescope for iPhone 4/5 allows you to zoom in and take pictures of things you just cannot get close to, such as volcanoes and such, while still being quite portable. A great item for nature photography, sport or any other photography situation where you cannot take a camera but need to be able to zoom.

iPhone Telescope


  • Designed specifically for the iPhone 5.
  • Has an adapter for the iPhone 4 and 4S that allows it to fit.
  • Attaches well to the iPhone.


Amazon: 5/5

The item is a quality lens that will really allow you to zoom in on objects at a distance. Keeping in mind that it costs under $30, it makes for a great zoom lens but it really is not the sort of telescope you can view the stars with. The trick to judging telescopes is understanding that it is all about how much light it can focus. A telescope this small would either require some very fancy technology, and a hefty price tag, in order to really be a cosmological telescope. This does not mean it is not bad for amateur cosmologists, though.

The reason I have lowered the score from 5/5 to 4.5/5 is that it does not include any kind of auto-focusing feature, which is almost stock standard in cameras. While this would require external power of some kind or whatever, thus rendering it inefficient, it is still almost an expected feature.

The short version of this review is that its a nice little telescope for the price and takes great nature photos. Nice for birdwatchers who do not always have their camera on them but do have their phone.

Overall: 4.5/5

Product Name:

iPhone 5 Monocular