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CES 2014: FLIR Systems Debuts 'FLIR ONE' Thermal Camera Case for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5

FLIR Systems showed off its FLIR ONE thermal imaging camera case for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 at CES 2014, allowing users to display heat signatures from live humans, animals, and environmental sources up to 100 feet away. In addition to its infrared capabilities, the FLIR ONE houses a rechargeable battery that can power the case for up to two hours, and also increases the battery of an iPhone by up to 50 percent.
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FLIR ONE's unique ability to see and measure infrared energy gives consumers a versatile new tool that can be applied in a wide variety of applications. For example, homeowners and contractors with a FLIR ONE can easily identify heat or cooling leaks in buildings, find studs in walls, or locate water damage. An outdoor enthusiast can observe wildlife, day or night, navigate in the dark, determine if the day's catch is fully cooked, or make sure a campfire is out by using FLIR ONE. A family can detect intruders in total darkness, find a lost pet, or see through smoke in an emergency using a FLIR ONE.
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FLIR also says a developer SDK for the device is in the works for late 2014, with select developers getting early access. The FLIR ONE camera case itself will begin shipping in Spring 2014 and will come in grey, white, or gold and sell for $350.

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Posted: 15 weeks ago

Also, intruders can detect families in total darkness.


In total darkness except for the glowing face lit up by the iPhone display they're seeing in the dark with...
Rating: 5 Positives
Posted: 15 weeks ago

Pricing?

Site says it'll cost less than $350 which probably means $349.99.
Rating: 5 Positives
Posted: 15 weeks ago
@keysofanxiety - is trolling still a fashion on Macrumors ?

Congrats FLIR Systems - it looks like an awesome technology and very practical too.
Rating: 5 Positives
Posted: 15 weeks ago
I'm getting one for sure as well.

I piss away more money than this on more stupid things.... So even if I find some ways to improve insulation in my home and nothing else, it will be worth it.
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 15 weeks ago
Well, time to go Squatching.
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 15 weeks ago

For those who think they're hot stuff


Some will think they're too cool for this gadget......
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 15 weeks ago

There is one major problem with this device. FLIR ommited the most important thing in every promo material and specification for this device - resolution.

That suggests that the resolution is very, very bad and the thing is just a gadget :-(

Better look at regular Flir E4 (80x60) camera that can be easily hacked to E8 resolution (320x240).

The IPhone accessory is most likely worse than Flir E4.


Yeah, if only they had a gallery (http://www1.flircs.com/flirone/gallery/) online with photos and movies, right?
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 15 weeks ago

Great idea, price point is too high. I'd get this for like 100, maybe 150


I think $350 is not so bad compared to what thermal cameras currently cost.
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 15 weeks ago
There is one major problem with this device. FLIR ommited the most important thing in every promo material and specification for this device - resolution.

That suggests that the resolution is very, very bad and the thing is just a gadget :-(

Better look at regular Flir E4 (80x60) camera that can be easily hacked to E8 resolution (320x240).

The IPhone accessory is most likely worse than Flir E4.
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 14 weeks ago
Nice. Hopefully the next version would be better and with a lower price.
I also will wait until after the iPhone 6 comes out.
Rating: 1 Positives

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