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FLIR One brings thermal imaging to your Apple iPhone 5s or iPhone 5

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FLIR One brings thermal imaging to your Apple iPhone 5s or iPhone 5
Wouldn't it be cool to be able to see in the darkness of the night? Suppose we told you that the FLIR One slips on the back of your Apple iPhone and includes a visible camera and a thermal imaging one. With the latter camera turned on, it is like having night vision capabilities on your iPhone. And don't worry about it killing your battery life, the FLIR One comes with a self contained battery that lasts for four hours.

Of course, there is an app that goes with the system, and can give you precise temperature readouts and it even lets you control the colors on the display. FLIR has spent a couple of years (and probably a lot of money) with the R&D behind the camera, which it calls Lepton. One day, a camera like this might be found on all smartphones, built into the hardware.

The FLIR One is compatible with the Apple iPhone 5s and the Apple iPhone 5. This year, the company will release an SDK for developers to build apps for the technology. While pricing isn't disclosed, the case will cost less than $350 and you can register your email address so that you can be notified when the FLIR One is ready to be ordered. To do that, all you need to do is click on the sourcelink.


source: FLIROne via CNET

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posted on 08 Jan 2014, 00:55

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5773; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


If it is true thermal imaging for $350, that would be a compelling value proposition. Just have to wait for more info, I guess.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 01:14

2. NickSDC (Posts: 17; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


I want a FLIR thermal imaging for my iPhone! Said no one ever.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 09:04

7. H3Drvr (Posts: 15; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Said me!

Of course, I probably won't be using the iPhone as a primary device. I would buy a used iPhone (hopefully they come out with Android as well) and add a mount which I can switch between my vehicles. Thermal imaging for less then $1k? Yes please!

Most of the stand alone vehicle mounted FLIR systems I've seen are $1k+

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 04:57

8. CraigDurst (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Or you can decide to do the right thing and dump iPhone for good.
Get a good Android device, and use Therm-App that would give you better resolution and a guarantee that the device will keep working even when you upgrade your devices down the line.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 01:15

3. victory_zhou (Posts: 38; Member since: 03 Oct 2013)


There's one app which also can see in darkness

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 03:31

5. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1016; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


you can see the heat when you wanna play.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 05:44

6. TechDork (Posts: 233; Member since: 10 May 2010)


You might see something you don't want to see. Thermal imaging cameras are widely used within the paranormal community. What we can't see with the naked eye, the thermal imaging can. Like I said, you might see something you don't want to see.

I'll take one ^_^

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