The makers of Snapzoom want to bring your smartphone closer to the action without relying on your device's digital zoom. The universal adapter works with most smartphones with or with out a case, they say, and all single or dual eyepiece scopes like binoculars, spotting scopes, telescopes and microscopes. 

Snapzoom is the brainchild of Daniel Fujikake and Mac Nguyen, two surfers (and brothers-in-law) from Hawaii looking for a better way to capture and share video of their themselves riding the waves. The pair are launching a Kickstarter campaign in support of Snapzoom today.

Snapzoom offers sample images shot with the device using binoculars, a spotting scope and a telescope on their website that look interesting enough to make us want to put the device through our own thorough testing.

This video also offers a look at Snapzoom: