Flagship phones of today come with sensors of all kinds. From barometers to thermometers, all the bases are easily covered and more. But what about the phones that don’t?
Worry not, as a little device from a young group of developers has got you covered. Thermodo, as the device is called, fits in the 3.5mm headphone jack of your phone and shows the temperature of your environment from there.
The device consists of a built-in temperature sensor. It sits in the audio jack and upon starting the app, records the temperature of your surroundings with virtually no drop in battery life. Or you can simply allow it to run in the background.
This all is done by something which weighs just 7 grams and is less than 1.5 inches tall. The operating temperature is -40 degrees Celsius to 125 degrees Celsius, which is fine since an iPhone’s operating temperature is just 50 degrees.
And for the price? The normal Thermodo is available in Black, Red and White for $29.99. The aluminum-built Premium Thermodo is available for a much-expensive $44.99.
This is still, in my humble opinion, a small price to pay for such an interesting, nifty tool. In addition, you also get a key-chain which means that you can take your Thermodo to wherever you want.
Apps for iOS and Android have been built especially for the device. A version for Windows Phone might be coming in the future. Of course, there are other free apps which can tell you the local temperature without you having to spend a single penny. But none would be as stylish or as versatile as Thermodo. And none can possibly measure the difference in the temperature between your living room and your kitchen.