Phone Skope started out as a father/son project ...
... while scouting elk in Southern Utah. Since that time, our focus has been to develop a product that any outdoorsman can use to take photographs with their smartphone and high quality optics. We quickly found that the moments we captured were stunning and that others would want to capture similar moments to share with their family, friends, and colleagues. Birders and bird watchers have long used sport optics to enhance their wildlife viewing opportunities. Recent advances in smartphone cameras allow avid outdoor enthusiasts to take high quality photos through spotting scopes and binoculars. Our goal was to design a product that would fit any smartphone and attach to any optic, which resulted in a universal device for universal application. Our device attaches perfectly aligns the smartphone camera to a spotting scope or pair of binoculars. In addition to spotting scopes and binoculars, we design Phone Skope Adapters that work well with telescopes, microscopes, surveying transits, electronic range finders, trajectory-compensating devices, monoculars, and various other optical devices.
The concept of our Phone Skope is not solely to capture photos or video, but take a first-person view and turn it into digital sharing experience. Moments captured using a Phone Skope Adapter now gives multiple viewers, whether they are present or not, to experience the scene. Additionally, the resulting media can be accessed for later review from a recorded video or photo captured in the field.
What have we found? Generally, we found that the cost of optics can range from a $49.00 to over $5000. Is there a difference in the quality? Yes, there is a difference. However, we also found that a moment can be captured no matter the quality of the optics. We took the cheapest spotting scope we could find and paired it with a smartphone using a Phone Skope Adapter and the result was shocking. Using the smartphone and spotting scope to focus, zoom, and take photos; we were viewing scenes three to five miles away in unbelievable detail. With that said, a smartphone paired with any optics using a Phone Skope Adapter will allow a birder to take documenting rare birds and capture the unforgettable moment. We hope that you will continue to enjoy the outdoors, but be able to bring a high quality image you took using a Phone Skope Adapter home with you to show friends and family.