Olloclip 4-in-1 features two macro lenses for iPhone (hands-on)

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/ Updated: October 18, 2013 9:26 AM PDT

Olloclip introduced the newest generation of its popular iPhone camera accessory today, the 4-in-1 iPhone Lens.

Similar to its previous iteration , which was only a 3-in-1 lens, this new Olloclip clips over your phone's built-in lens to imbue the iPhone camera with four physical lenses: a fish-eye lens, a wide-angle lens, and your choice of two macros.

One macro has a 10x magnification with a focus distance of 18 millimeters, and the second has a 15x magnification with a focus distance of 13 millimeters.

The device is easy enough to use: simply slide it onto the corner of your iPhone where the camera is located. One side contains the fish-eye lens, which expands your iPhone perspective with an 180-degree field of view. Unscrew this lens and you'll reveal one of the macros beneath.

To double your field of view, flip the Olloclip clip to the other side and choose the wide-angle lens. Unscrew the outer lens on this side to reveal the 10x magnification lens.

Weighing in at less than an ounce, the Olloclip has impressive build quality. It features a stylish metallic-esque finish in red, black, and white, plus a solid construction that didn't leave a scratch no matter how many times we scraped the clip on and off.

The $69.99 camera phone attachment will start selling November 1 for iPhone 4, 4S, 5, and 5S users, as well as the fifth-generation iPod Touch. Olloclip's version for the iPhone 5C is bound sometime later in November.

Olloclip 4-in-1 iPhone Lens
The new 4-in-1 iPhone Lens from Olloclip comes in red, black, and white. Josh Miller/CNET

You'll be able to buy the Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens from the company's Web site, from the Apple store, Best Buy, and other big-box stores.

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Olloclip 4-in-1 iPhone Lens (Red)

Part Number: OCEU-IPH5-FW2M-RB Released: Nov 1, 2013
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  • Release date Nov 1, 2013