While we continue to wait for more mobile phones with optical zoom capabilities to become available in the marketplace, external lens attachments such as this wide angle lens remain your best ticket to making your mobile phone's camera a little bit more versatile.

What’s good about this new external lens is that if your phone is made of magnetic material, attaching the lens is easy since it makes use of a magnet. If not, there’s a magnetic ring with an adhesive backing bundled with it which you can place around the camera lens on your phone. It's also compatible with other lenses which will make it a good investment especially if you seriously want to up the ante on your mobile phone camera’s capabilities.

Sound good enough for you? USBfever is selling this wide angle lens for $16.99. It isn’t cheap, but if you really want an external lens for your mobile phone’s camera, then this one is a pretty decent buy in my opinion.