updated 03:58 pm EST, Tue January 7, 2014
New combination software and hardware for safety, home improvement
FLIR Systems have announced the launch of the FLIR One thermal imaging software and hardware package for the iPhone 5 and 5s. Once mounted, the device displays a live thermal image of the world right on the phone's screen, giving users the ability to "see" in an array of conditions, including complete darkness.
The tool, similar to those used in the military, law enforcement and fire-and-rescue, has practical applications in home improvement, outdoor recreation, and other personal security issues. The FLIR One case contains its own battery that can power the sensor for up to two hours, and can boost the iPhone's life by up to 50 percent.
The FLIR One is expected in the Spring of 2014. The iPhone version of the technology will be available for under $350 in grey, white, or gold.