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As smartphones and tablets get more widely available and used for more and more things in our everyday life people are starting to expect to get more features avaiable in their pocket in the form of additional accessories for their mobile devices. One of the latest trending thing in the form of smartphone accessories are the thermal cameras that attach to your mobile device and allow you to see visually the temerature of the world around you. Thermal cameras are generally quite expensive and are used mostly by professionals for various jobs requiring thermal inspection of things, but it seems that the companies in that business as well as some enthusiasts are looking to make this functionality more widely accessible and affrodable for the normal person. With the help of a thermal camera you can do not only some fun things, but also do some useful stuff like inspect the insulation of your flat or house, monitor cable installations for overload, locate potential areas for mold growth, detect insulation leaks in your refrigerator, check your electrical equipment for problematic hot areas and others. Affordable thermal cameras can be used for many hobbies as long as they are easy to use and provide enough detail nd information to the user.
Looking around for the various available products in the form of termal cameras designed to be used as smartphone accessories we have actually found quite a few. Some are already available on the market and others are coming soon with devices available for both Android-bases smartphones and tablets as well as Apple iOS ones, though some of them might also be used with a Windows-based computers or tablets as well… no Windows Phone compatiblity though as you might expect. We have listed the thermal cameras designed to be used along woth your mobile device below, there are two categories – one for the ones already on the market and another one for upcoming products.
Thermal Camera accesories that are avaialble:
– FLIR ONE – designed for iPhone 5/5S, priced at $349.99 USD
– Seek – currently available for Android, priced at $199 USD
– Therm-App – designed for Android devices, priced at $1600 USD
– IR-Blue – very low res, designed for Android and iOS devices, priced at $195 USD