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Flir One knows whether you're hot or not
Hey there, folks.
I'm Megan Wollerton for CNET appliances, here with the Flir One thermal imaging camera for IOS.
So while it's an expensive mobile accessory at 250 bucks, it's really just a fraction of the price of most thermal imaging cameras.
So if you aren't familiar with thermal imaging tech, this Expand your field of vision, so that you can see the heat signatures in everything, in any room.
That means that everything from a cup of ice to a space heater, give off unique signatures that help distinguish one from From the other.
Thermal imaging text sees on a totally different spectrum so it can see in daylight or total darkness.
That's a definite advantage.
But one problem is that it doesn't have visible light to work with it.
It treats everything like an opaque wall.
So if you wanted to see what was happening outside from inside your house, and you used Flir One and Pointed it at a window, you would actually see your own heat signature reflected back.
So it isn't super useful as an indoor to outdoor security device.
But ClearOne does something a bit different.
It relies on something called MSX technology.
That's two cameras in one.
Basically a regular visual light camera and a thermal imaging camera.
And it mashes the two images together to create a crisper image.
And that is the defining quality that differentiates this camera from it's competition, particularly the Seek thermal camera that we reviewed earlier this year.
I really like Fleer one overall.
It isn't perfect.
But for a handheld mobile device that you can recharge and take with you on the go, it's really straightforward and so, so easy to use.
It also produces really cool images, things that you wouldn't usually be able to see, like heat and air conditioning leakages on external windows and doors.
Or find any issue Choose with your electrical or HVAC system, but this is really a specialty product even though it's only $250, that's still kind of a lot to spend for something that doesn't have a ton of.
A practical application, so definitely think about specific use cases before you buy this product.
For more, check out my full review at CNET.com.
I'm Megan Wollerton for CNET Appliances.
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