Griffin Clarifi review

The iPhone trails badly behind other cameraphones when it comes to image capture. While it’s adept at snapping bright, crisp photos that look good on its 4in screen, they don’t compare with even the lowliest of digital camera shots because of their poor resolution. That's where Griffin's Clarifi comes in.

Griffin addresses this problem with its Clarifi snap-on accessory for the iPhone 3G. The shiny black half-case has a magnifying lens for use with close-up shots. This slides across the iPhone’s camera lens when you want to capture a subject in more detail, rather than the whole image appearing flat and closer objects blending in to their surroundings.

It may be a one-trick pony, but the Clarifi is great for photographing business cards, and may come in handy if you use the camera on your iPhone a lot.

OUR VERDICT

As a case, the Clarifi is a good performer, offering good protection. However, it's pricey for an iPhone case, and you're paying for the novelty of the camera lens. It's good at macro photography, and adds a bit more usefulness to what is a lacklustre built-in camera.

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