If you're in the market for a cute, clever, and fun pocket kaleidoscope, we hope you'll consider this charmer from David Kalish! Actually a petite teleidoscope, we couldn't help but notice that these look like a much prettier version of bullets. Don't worry – the only thing you'll be shooting with these is amazing pictures! Our favorite thing about these pocket kaleidoscopes is that they work perfectly as a camera kaleidoscope. All you have to do is hold the eyepiece up to your cell phone camera and take a picture or video. Since the camera sees what you would see, you'll snap an image of a fun kaleidoscopic image to enjoy yourself and share with friends.
Wondering what the difference is between kaleidoscopes and teleidoscopes? While they share many of the same characteristics, a teleidoscope features a small, marble-like ball lens at the end. This ball lens creates a repeated, kaleidoscopic image of whatever you point the teleidoscope toward. A kaleidoscope, on the other hand, features a fixed set of objects, be they beads, stones, glass, metal bits, or any number of colorful components. It is these objects that create the image, in conjunction with the mirrors inside, of course.
We love both teleidoscopes and kaleidoscopes, and are especially fond of these tiny creations you can take along with you!