Flir One turns iPhone into personal thermal imaging device

Starting at $349, the Flir One detects and displays live thermal images.

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LAS VEGAS -- The Flir One is the first consumer-level personal thermal imaging device that takes high resolution photos and video. Compatible with the iPhone 5 and 5S, it features both a visible and thermal camera on the rear and offers various color palettes for viewing the image.

DIY homeowners can easily use the device for home improvement purposes, like finding studs or increasing energy efficiency, however, the Flir One isn't all work and no play. Birdwatchers, hunters, and campers can all benefit from the ability to visualize heat in their respective activities. In addition, the device works as a battery boost.

You can use the device for home repairs, outdoor activities, and freaky photos. Josh Miller/CNET

The $349 Flir One will go on sale in the spring.

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