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A high-quality microscope for your iPhone

The ioLight is a device that claims to solve a problem you hadn’t even thought of. High-end laboratory microscopes cost upwards of £3,000 and are fiddly to use, while cheap options simply aren’t good enough for the pros, so ioLight claims to be the mid-range solution that promises the best of both worlds. Okay, it’s not for everyone, but it’s great for people who need a portable microscope for fieldwork or teaching. It displays the resultant images on your iPad, so you can view them in even greater detail and back them up to iCloud for safekeeping.