Olloclip, a cellular accessory maker, is launching a set of iPhone X camera lenses at conferences in chicago today. The Connect X lens system, as the company calls it, includes a new mount that covers each the dual rear-facing through cameras and the front-facing with camera. (It also covers the TrueDepth digicam, so that you’ll ought to dispose of the mount to use Face identity.)
One key difference among this and the older olloclip design is that the clip only attaches to the iPhone X one way. Other olloclips may be clipped on forwards or backwards making it easier to replace between two lenses right now. With the iPhone X system, you have to do away with the lens from the clip in case you need to switch it out with a special one.
olloclip compensates for this slight inconvenience by giving the olloclip system for the iPhone X one thing no other olloclip has: compatibility with screen protectors. The clip expands to accommodate any type of screen protector. Unfortunately, it still doesn’t work with cases because it needs to have open access to the lens and corner of the phone. To have the best of both worlds, you’ll have to buy olloclip’s clear back slim case for the iPhone X for $29.99.
There are six lenses now available for the Apple iPhone X, including:
Super-Wide: Four-element lens with more than 120° visibility.
Ultra-Wide: A 155° action camera field-of-view.
Fisheye + Macro 15x: Unique 180° wide-angle spherical effect + 15x increased magnification.
Telephoto: 2x optical zoom to get twice as close to the action.
Macro 14x + 7x: Get detail oriented and see beyond the naked eye.
Macro 21x: Go in for the ultimate close-up
You don’t need a special phone case to use the lenses, although Olloclip sells a slim one for $29.99. Your old Olloclip lenses won’t work with the iPhone X mount, so you’ll have to buy new ones, unfortunately. You can buy them outside of the starter pack for between $59.99 and $79.99.