- - Sunday, December 21, 2014

With the ever higher costs of home repair, car maintenance and utility prices, wouldn’t it be nice to know you could take an active roll in determining the cause of problems or even fix them yourself? Whether its weatherproofing the widows or doors before the cold weather comes, or trying to find the source of a leak under a sink or even floor, you NOW can have that power in the palm of your hand with the FLIR ONE. A thermal imaging camera that attaches to the iPhone 5/5s.

Right out of the box, its obvious this is not a toy. Its design is sleek and profile is slim barely larger than most 3rd party battery packs, but definitely has more to offer than extra juice. The slide/snap on pack contains two additional cameras (a thermal camera and a visible camera), a power status indicator and a mode switch that controls the lens cover. In the box you get the FLIR ONE, a slim case for your iPhone, a USB charging cable and a headphone extender. Now its on to the fun part, there are several apps in the app store that help you in many different uses for the thermal camera.

While there is a fairly extensive list of potential uses, FLIR expressly states, “When you view the world in a whole new way, the possibilities are endless. What will you discover?” 

Household: Car Maintenance, Energy Efficiency, Household Maintenance,

Professional: Home Realtor, General Contracting, Plumbing

Play: Camping, Hiking, Nighttime Games, General Fun with Thermal Photography 

FLIR also understands that with new ideas popping up by their users, it was just as important to allow software (app) developers access to their software development kit (SDK) to build new apps that take advantage of this hardware capability and provide the necessary support from their own development team.

This is one of my favorite gadgets for the iPhone, I love the idea of opening up the opportunities to see things in a new way! I give this gadget 10/10 stars for value, design, uses, and most important its “cool”! 

For a limited time, FLIR is having a Holiday Sale - ($100 Off the FLIR ONE) and generally ships in 24 hours. Go get yours TODAY! 

Want to know more about the FLIR ONE or see it in action, head over to the website and watch the many videos of real people using the FLIR ONE.

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