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Team Behind 'Twine' Introduces the 'Range' iOS Food Thermometer

The company behind the popular Twine Kickstarter project has launched a new iOS-enabled food thermometer project called 'Range'.

Range Thermometer With iPad
Range comes in two flavors, one for meat and the other for high-temperature projects like candy-making. The team have not used a wireless solution like the Bluetooth used in the iGrill -- instead, the designers chose to connect the Range directly to the headphone jack of the iPhone or iPad. As a result, the thermometer can be used in the oven to monitor the temperature of roasts and the like.
Clip it on or stick it in and set an alert for the desired temperature with the Range app for iOS (we include presets for common uses). While you do the dishes or sip a well-deserved glass of wine, Range graphs the temperature over time so you can learn and improve from each experiment. Once the roast has reached temperature and achieved perfection, Range tells you.

Range is available for preorder/backing on Kickstarter for $49 for one, or $89 for both variants.

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Posted: 14 months ago

Hasn't the novelty wore off on you guys complaining about leaving the phone outside?

jesus. its a PHONE. i was uber uptight about mine too, then after a month, it gets tossed around like everything else

GET OUTTA YOUR BUBBLES!!

and those who say "blah blah $600 device noise noise", u most likely paid $200 so just do me a favor and leave your snarky comment at the door.

/end


I think it's time for a Snickers bar....
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago

Like the idea, not sure I want to leave my phone outside next to the grill


Yeah, I'd like this better if the terminal end of the cable went to a Bluetooth module so I could connect to it wirelessly. I like the idea of this device, but I don't my iOS device physically tethered to to stove/grill.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
I'm I'm understanding this right, the thermometer is attached via a cord to your phone, so you have to either leave your phone inside the oven, or have a cord keeping your oven from closing correctly?
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
Like the idea, not sure I want to leave my phone outside next to the grill
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
Next project: iThermometer for your butt.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
I like that these accessories are coming out for ios. However, you have to question the need for something like this when a regular thermometer will do the job better.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
Hi - Range creator (and longtime MacRumors reader) here. Thanks for the interest. We went with wired instead of wireless for reasons of reliability/cost/battery anxiety/reliability. Also, we did design it for more than just outdoor grilling. :) Put your phone under a bowl and/or repurpose your old 3GS, maybe. I'm most excited about our plans for the app - we didn't want to just do some skeuomorphic temperature dial. I'm going to get to be scientific with my complex experiments using the recipe graphing!

We're conscious of the shortcomings of some other things out there, and we wanted to provide a well-designed alternative - hope you like it enough to back us, or like us enough to support our ongoing development of cool new objects you'll want in the future.

Sorry the Kickstarter video was the impression you took away of the product - the audio bugs me too.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago

I'm I'm understanding this right, the thermometer is attached via a cord to your phone, so you have to either leave your phone inside the oven, or have a cord keeping your oven from closing correctly?


There are already loads of digital thermometers with probes that feed into the oven. The cable basically squishes into the seal around the door - the door closes just fine.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
A digital thermometer with alarm and all funky features cost what, up to $20 or so. It can also withstand a lot more abuse than an iDevice ever could.

I have an old iPad assigned to kitchen duties already. Great for recipes and the like but I can't see myself spending $50 on this thing over a conventional digital thermometer.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
As an ex-chef, I can't see an iPhone going through the abuse the Kitchen equipment gets unfairly dealt. Neat idea though.
Rating: 1 Votes

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