Tip: Use Your Smartphone Camera as a Magnifying Glass


I was trying to read the power rating on a couple of AC adapters the other day, and my poor 48-year-old eyes had a hard time reading the tiny print. Even my reading glasses weren’t enough.

So, my wife made a great suggestion: take a picture with my Nexus 5, and then zoom in. I did so, and voila! I could read things perfectly.

Here’s the image I used:

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Trust me, that’s some tiny text. But it’s perfectly legible when I zoom in. So, just a small tip for those whose eyes are a little weaker than we’d like.


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