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FLIR ONE Starts Pre-Orders For Its iPhone Thermal Imaging Camera

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If you ever wanted to experience how the Predator sees the world, now’s your chance, and all you’ll need is an iPhone and the FLIR ONE case. The FLIR ONE case packs a full thermal imaging camera that sees variances in temperature on the infrared spectrum, and works with either the iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s, along with the FLIR ONE companion app. It can show you a live view of the world broken down by relative heat, and it’s coming to Apple Stores and Apple’s online retail portal in August, with pre-orders at FLIR ONE’s website kicking off tomorrow.

We got some hands-on time with the FLIR ONE when it was first previewed at CES this year, and the tech was impressive even in that pre-launch state. The FLIR ONE provides a good option for various applications, including finding thermal leaks in homes and commercial buildings, as well as water leaks, and for finding lost pets in the dark, hunting wild game, or just generally creeping out and looking for people in the dark. Both consumers and contractor/surveyors/professionals have reason to get this thing, and FLIR ONE has built-in a few software features to make it more than a one-trick pony, with time lapse, paint and panorama functionality via the official app.

FLIR ONE has a built-in battery good for two hours of continuous use, and adds only 3.9 ounces to your phone. It also comes in Space Gray (available first) and silver or gold to match your phone’s look (those two are coming later). Pre-orders for the U.S. kick off tomorrow at 9 AM ET, with a price of $349.99.