Back in January, we stumbled across one of the most exciting iPhone accessories we’ve seen in years. FLIR took the thermal imaging technology it sells to law enforcement and the military and squeezed it down into a compact iPhone 5/5S case called the FLIR ONE that will finally be available for pre-order starting tomorrow for $US350.
The multi-part case allows the thermal imaging unit to be quickly attached and removed from your phone as needed, given it does add a bit of thickness to your iPhone 5/5s thanks to its own rechargeable battery and a pair of cameras that help create recognisable thermal images.
The FLIR ONE has a lot of practical uses, including testing electronics for overheating, or searching for drafts and leaks in your home’s insulation. But it also just looks like one heck of a fun toy, perfect for spotting things that go bump in the night, or measuring your spouse’s rage for spending $US350 on a thermal imager for your phone. [FLIR ONE]
Check out our hands-on impressions of the FLIR ONE from CES 2014 earlier in the year below.