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Friday, May 17, 2013

A Lake Oswego company released the first professional microscope for iPhones and iPads, called the ProScope Micro Mobile.

Bodelin Technologies began selling the attachment earlier this month and reports a response unlike any it's seen in the company's more than 10 years of making hand-held microscopes. "It's been the biggest hit we've ever had with a product out of the gate," said Clay Baker, Bodelin general manager. "We're having a hard time keeping up with orders, which is a good problem to have."

While a handful of companies make microscope attachments for mobile devices, Bodelin's has more zoom power -- up to 80-power magnification -- and is equipped with a ring of 12 LED lights to illuminate an object. It works through the camera app of an iPhone, iPad, iPad mini or iPod Touch, allowing users to simply take pictures or video.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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