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Night vision for iPhone 5/5S

Aug 4, 2014


If you have an iPhone 5 or 5S, there are plenty of choices for phone cases. What about a case, however, that allows you to see in the dark? FLIR, the infra red camera company that makes gear for the U.S. military and law enforcement and also for commercial and recreational mariners, has announced the FLIR One, an iPhone 5/5S case with a built-in infrared camera. The case connects to the iPhone bottom connector and feeds the infrared image to the iPhone's screen. The case has its own battery so it doesn't drag down the phone's battery. The suggested price for the unit is $350. FLIR is reportedly starting to ship units this week. Look for more on this smartphone IR device in an upcoming issue of Ocean Navigator.

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Aug 24, 2014 11:18 pm
 Posted by  Night_Sailor

I had a chance to use one of these and was not particularly impressed. I watched a ferry go by and this thing did not even see it. Perhaps the low cloud cover was warm, but I can't see how it could be warmer than the ferry with it's people lights, and exhaust.

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