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    HookUpz Universal - Smartphone meet Telescope

    I live in an area where telescopes are a big deal. An hour from my house, people come from other countries SPECIFICALLY to see the night's sky. So I did jump at the chance to get a little something from Carson Optical. The HookUpz Universal Smartphone Adapter IS-100. Its mission, to create a union of smartphone and optics. Microscope, Telescope, or otherwise.



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    That is such a great idea. Simple design too, looks very solid.

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    And it looks like there will be a metal version coming out soon as well! That would be nice. A metal design would permit a stronger spring, and an even more stable attachment.
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    This reminds me of taking an old instmatic camera and trying to attach it to the optics on a cheap Sears Cometscope with pipe clamps.
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    Ahhhh... That takes me back. :-P

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