Amazing versatility: the VPA – the variable phone adapter from SWAROVSKI OPTIK

August 17 2018

For iOS or Android: with the VPA, its variable phone adapter, SWAROVSKI OPTIK is launching a flexible all-rounder that is compatible with most smartphones on the market. The adapter quickly and easily connects SWAROVSKI OPTIK spotting scopes or binoculars with your phone to create a super telephoto lens, allowing you to dive into the amazing world of digiscoping. The convenient way to capture unique observations and detailed close-ups. The SWAROVSKI OPTIK adapter is available from mid-August from authorized specialist retailers and at WWW.SWAROVSKIOPTIK.COM.

Attaching the VPA is incredibly easy. Use the clamps to adjust the width and height of the adapter to the size of your smartphone and the position of the camera. Three different adapter rings are available for connecting to your SWAROVSKI OPTIK binoculars and spotting scopes. This is done by attaching the correct ring to the corresponding eyepiece cup in the screwed-in position. No special tools are needed. The anthracite-colored adapter is light yet rugged thanks to the use of fiberglass-reinforced plastic.

Flexible combination options

Current Samsung, Huawei, and iPhone* models (not iPhone 4!) and most HTC, LG, and Google Phone models are compatible. Use the diagram to check the compatibility of particular smartphones – it shows the smartphone’s maximum and minimum height and width as well as the appropriate camera position.

The following binoculars and spotting scopes can be connected to smartphones using the VPA: CL Companion, EL Family (32, 42, 50), EL Range, SLC Family (42, 56), BTX, ATX/STX, ATS/STS, ATM/STM, and STR. All the phone’s operating features are accessible while using the VPA.

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SWAROVSKI OPTIK, headquartered in Absam, Tyrol, is part of the Swarovski group of companies. Founded in 1949, the Austrian company specializes in the development and manufacturing of long-range optical instruments of the highest precision in the premium segment of the market. The binoculars, spotting scopes, rifle scopes, and optronic instruments are products of choice for demanding users. The company’s success is based on its innovative strength, the quality and intrinsic value of its products, and their functional and esthetic design. The appreciation of nature is an essential part of its company philosophy and is reflected commendably in its environment-friendly production and its long-term commitment to selected nature conservation projects. The turnover in 2017 was 146.3 million euros (2016: 140 million euros), with an export ratio of 91%. The company has around 950 employees.


Dean J. Capuano (North America)
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