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Give Your iPhone 5 Predator Vision With Flir One!

iPhone 5 repair MelbourneHave you ever wished you could see at night? Through walls, doors, and smoke? Now you can, thanks to this ingenious innovation in thermal imaging from Wilsonville, Or.’s Flir.

Thermal-imaging photography equipment is traditionally very expensive and highly complex, making it available to a very small slice of the photography enthusiasts. This has all changed, with Flir One, a portable and cost-effective accessory for the iPhone 5/iPhone 5s.

Exploring Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging measures objects’ relative heat, showing the difference between hot and cold, even in pitch blackness. There are all manner of applications for this, from the purely aesthetic to the entirely technical.

Thermal Imaging Can Be Useful For:

  • Plumbers looking to unclog pipes. Thermal imaging can reveal the exact point where hot water stops, showing where the pipes are clogged.
  • A stud finder. The Flir One thermal camera can detect where studs start and stop, as wood absorbs heat differently than drywall or plaster.
  • For computer technicians. Cooling is essential for computers to operate at maximum efficiency. Thermal imaging can detect how well your cooling systems are operating, to help you decide if you need to step up your cooling game.
  • Artistic photography. In an age where it seems like we see so much of the same thing, the Flir One is an easy and guaranteed to have your snaps stand out from the rest. Transform your backyard into an alien planet, a fern frond into fine art, and your friends and family into unrecognizable glowing silhouettes.
  • Making a movie about a trophy-hunting alien stalking a platoon of marines through the jungle with your iPhone 5.

Design & Aesthetic:

The Flir One is hardly bigger than a battery case. It measures 5.5 x 2.4 x 0.85 inches, and weighs 3.9 ounces. It comes with two components – the camera itself and a think case for your iPhone 5/5s. The case attaches easily, as does the camera, which effortlessly slides into a circular groove in the back. It’s very sleek and stylish, while retaining all of the high tech functionality of top-end gear.

Flir One can’t be used with the regular iOS camera app. It requires its own Flir One app, which is included for free with the camera, but will take up a bit of space on your iPhone.

Overall Conclusions:

  • Thermal imaging technology tends to be very expensive. A lower-priced admission into the fascinating world of thermal photography is very welcome, indeed.
  • The Flir One is very useful for a variety of practical tasks, from engineers to plumbers to contractors and construction workers.
  • The Flir One will make your photography stand out from the rest!

The Downsides:

  • May still be prohibitively expensive for some.
  • Only available for the iPhone 5/5s.
  • Makes your iPhone slightly longer and heavier.

All in all, Flir One is a very cool accessory for people who are serious about their iPhone photography, and want to explore it for all its worth.

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Apple Announces New Battery 25-Hour Battery Pack For iPhone 6 & 6s

iPhone 6 repair MelbourneiPhone users received a pleasant surprise last weekend, in the form of an unexpected battery pack upgrade. Seeing as how battery replacements are one of the most common iPhone 6 repairs, this is good news indeed.

iPhone 6 Battery Pack Design & Features

The new battery case for both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s looks very similar to existing iPhone cases, but bears a number of innovative features (besides being able to go over a day without recharging). Rather than the brickish, bulky design of many iPhone cases, the new battery case looks like a common protective case, with a slight lump on its back for the battery.

Keeping with the minimalist design, Apple put all of the identifying features on the inside, printing the serial number and FCC stamp on an attractive dove grey felt lining.

Why an FCC stamp, you might ask?

Apple had the foresight to install an integrated antenna, to make sure the battery case doesn’t interfere with the reception. An LED was also included, between the felt and the case, to indicate when the case is charging when there’s no phone in it. The LED blinks solid green, when fully charged, and solid orange while it is still charging.

Overall Impressions

The battery case fits snugly around the phone – a little too snugly in the case of the iPhone 6s. While both models slide in easily, you have to wiggle the case a bit to get the iPhone 6s out. The case also adds roughly 2.5 cm to the length o the phone, which could mess up your texting muscle memory, so be advised. The good news, though, is the battery is a little lighter than the previous model. Your iPhone is still able to easily fit in your back pocket, when need be, so the additional length is a minor quibble.

All of these features, with a slick design, in addition to the staggeringly long battery life, should make this a solid investment at the MRSP of $99 USD.


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