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Here’s a neat new Kickstarter project: a tiny ambient thermometer that you can plug into your smartphone or tablet. Because your mobile device doesn’t have enough sensors already.
The device is called Thermodo and, appropriately, it comes from Danish software firm Robocat, which was responsible for the graphically intriguing Haze weather app. Smartphones do already have thermometers in them, but those are for keeping an eye on the handset’s internals: this would be for checking the temperature around you.
The interface with the mobile device is quite interesting: unlike iCelsius, a range of iOS-compatible thermometers designed for cooking and educational purposes, Thermodo doesn’t plug into the dock connector. From the Kickstarter blurb:
« Thermodo consists of a passive temperature sensor built into a standard 4 pole audio jack enclosed by a sturdy housing. This allows your mobile device to read Thermodo’s temperature straight from the audio input. Thermodo sends an…
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