A note regarding the 15x lens November 21 2017

The 15x lens should appear clear as in the picture below:


The text referring to a "colored ring" on the instructions are a misprint and pertain only to the 4x and 8x lenses. The 15x lens should be stuck onto the camera with the flat side facing the phone as shown.

Holiday Sale 2017 November 09 2017

We are doing another huge sale this year. This is the only time of the year we offer a large discount on our products.


All lower magnification lenses (4x, 8x, and 15x) will be 40% off for November and December 2017. 

New this year, we are offering a bundle of the 4x, 8x, and 15x together for just $21. That's more than 50% off the normal price. Available here.

For best odds of receiving by Christmas:

-USA: Order by Dec. 20th

-Canada: Order by Dec. 7th

-Western Europe: Order by Nov. 25th

-Rest of the World: Order ASAP


If you like what we do, please tell your friends and family about us as we mostly rely on word of mouth for marketing.



Thomas Larson

Micro Phone Lens

Summer Update August 03 2017

Today I got an email from a customer asking if we were still making and selling lenses. Apparently I haven't updated the blog in almost a year!

Well, the answer is that things are going better than ever. I have been working more on the "business" side of things (partnerships, school & medical outreach, product development, advertising) but apparently the website blog slipped my attention!

I am especially excited for a new product I have been working on for the better part of the year. It should push even closer to my goal of making microscopy affordable and accessible for everyone. Expect some more details late summer or fall. But don't worry about it making the current lenses obsolete, it will be significantly different.

Have a great summer,

Thomas Larson

Creator, Micro Phone Lens

Product Instruction Videos December 24 2016

The following videos may be helpful for learning to use the 15x and 150x lenses, respectively.

Holiday Sale November 01 2016

We are happy to announce our first major sale:

All lower magnification lenses (4x, 8x, and 15x) will be 40% off for November and December 2016. We have been in business for 3 years and this is our first time having a sale of this magnitude. We hope that you will consider purchasing our devices as a neat gift for the science lover in your life.

Shipping info. For best odds of receiving by Christmas:

-USA: Order by Dec. 20th

-Canada: Order by Dec. 7th

-Western Europe: Order by Nov. 25th

-Rest of the World: Order ASAP

A note on shipping times: We use USPS to ship all orders. We have had good luck shipping around the holidays in the past, but it is the busiest time of the year for the postal service and can be somewhat unpredictable. For example shipping to Western Europe typically only takes 2-3 weeks, but can take longer during this time.

Thank you and happy holidays.


Thomas Larson

Creator, Micro Phone Lens

Now accepting Bitcoin! September 27 2016

We are excited to announce we are now accepting payments in Bitcoin!

Vodafone Video Feature January 04 2016

We are proud to announce that Micro Phone Lens has been selected to be featured in a video by Vodafone Germany. This video is the first in a series highlighting innovations in technology. Enjoy!

Macro Lens Now Available! December 17 2015

Our new Macro Lens is now available! Available in 4x and 8x magnification. Check it out here.


New Products Coming! October 27 2015

We have just launched a Kickstarter to raise funds for our newest product: a pair of 4x and 8x Macro Lenses. You can back the project at Kickstarter and be one of the first to receive these new lenses at a one-time only Kickstarter special price.


Classroom sets now available June 11 2015

By popular request, classroom sets are now available for purchase through the website:

15x Classroom Set

150x Classroom Set