I’ve had the fortunate experience of using many different types of iPhone accessories. Some of my favorites end up being camera-related because my phone is always with me. I like having different types of lenses available and iPhone camera accessories give me that option. One thing that I’ve never really liked is the method in which those lenses attach to the phone. They either clip on or snap on and you still have the problem of switching lenses when you need to get a different type of shot. Ztylus Innovation, a mobile phone accessory company, has designed an iPhone lens attachment that solves this problem — the Revolver M Series Lens Kit.
The Revolver M Series Lens Kit for iPhone X is a 6-in-1 lens system that attaches magnetically to your phone with the use of a case. The case comes in several different color options — including the Carbon Fiber finish that I have. It’s water resistant, easy to clean, and durable. The Revolver Kit features dual optics, a quick flip lens design, and there is no lens cap required. Installation is as easy as snapping the Revolver Kit onto the case. The M6 Revolver Kit is a featured CES Innovation award-winner for 2016 and 2018.
The lenses that are included are:
- Wide Angle
- Super Macro
- Telephoto X2
The M6 Revolver Kit has very minimal packaging. It comes in a zippered pouch silver bag with the product information affixed to the front of the package. Inside the package — along with the case and the Revolver Kit — is a short catalog of Ztylus’s products and a warranty card. The case and the lens kit are not covered with plastic or other protective packaging material. The case has a rubbery feel and is quite pliable. It’s easy to slide the phone into the case and once it’s inside, the phone feels protected.
The magnetic backing of the lens kit attaches automatically to the internal metal plate in the case. I did discover that even though the metal plate is glued securely in place, it can be pulled apart from the case very easily. An added benefit of the case’s metal plate is its compatibility with other magnetic devices. Because of the metal plate, you can easily attach your iPhone to other mounts that use magnets.
The ‘revolver’ part of the case is secured by the use of a small plastic nub on the lens kit. It aligns with indentions that are present in on the case. When the two are joined, the lens kit locks into place. It’s easily twisted around with a simple lift of the lens kit. Each of the lens sleeves can be pulled with little effort and they click into place on top of the iPhone X camera with ease. To fully test out the capabilities of this lens kit, we took it to a local zoo and got some photos of the attractions. It ended up being a wonderful testing ground for a mobile device because there are very few places for you to be able to stop and set down your equipment. The environment is perfect for on-the-go camera accessories. I had no problems using these lenses or the case and would recommend it to others.
The Ztylus M6 Revolver 6-in-1 Camera Lens Kit is a very cost-effective way to have a full set of lenses ready to go with your iPhone X. In my opinion, this is a much easier design to work with than clip-on lenses. You can take some really great photos with the aid of this lens kit. The only real complaint I have is that due to the metal plate, you can’t use the case with a wireless charger.
Originally published at macsources.com on June 7, 2018.