Klein Tools Thermal Imager For Android & iOS Devices

Klein has announced a new thermal imager add-on for android and iOS devices with their TI220 and TI222 models.

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This new add-on from Klein Tools gives your android phone and iphone the ability to work as a thermal imager by adding a thermal imaging camera that plugs into the bottom USB or lightning port. Of course you can buy a standalone thermal imager device but by making it an add-on means that you have a device that slips into your pocket and since it uses your phone as the display means you can have a much bigger display than you could otherwise on a standard thermal imager. The thermal imager for android or iOS devices is very small and doesn’t add much additional bulk to your phone.

Klein doesn’t mention what the thermal image resolution is but they do mention it as having 10,800 pixels which they call “excellent” resolution. Keep in mind that compared to modern cameras, this is very low resolution and not even close to a megapixel and many of the latest phones have cameras with up to 50 and even over 100 megapixels. But thermal imagers always had low pixel count resolution to begin with. Klein’s model sit’s between the similar Flir One line line which is also a phone add on thermal imager and sits between the Flir One Gen 3 which is slightly lower in price but has less than half the resolution of the Klein and the Flir One Pro which has nearly double the resolution but at a higher cost than Klein’s model. Klein’s thermal imager works like your standard thermal imager in the sense that you only get a thermal image. Flir has what they call MSX image enhancement technology that overlays the thermal image and a regular image to give the thermal image a bit more detail. Klein’s model doesn’t do that and just shows a regular thermal image.

Klein’s thermal imager add-on unit can take pictures, video and time lapse video and store and share them. The temperature reading range is from -4° to 725°F (-20° to 400°C). The thermal imager works with your phones touch screen so you can tap on the screen for a pin point temperature readout. Like many thermal imagers, you can change the color palette with three palettes of ironbow, rainbow or grayscale. Like many of Klein’s electronic devices, it has a robust 6.6 foot drop test protection although in my opinion I would worry more about the USB or lightning port connection as that can suffer damage if you were to drop the devices when both are attached.

Both models are essentially the same unit with different connectors. USB-C for android and lightning for iOS. The android model comes with two USB adaptors with one of them being micro USB. Both models come with a small plastic case with keychain carabiner for easy storage.

Both models are priced at $249.99.

  • Thermal Imager for Android® Devices (Cat. No. TI220) and Thermal Imager for iOS Devices (Cat. No. TI222)
  • Thermal Imagers have 10,800 pixels to deliver excellent resolution for troubleshooting hot and cold spots
  • Capture, store and share thermal images and video, including time lapse video
  • View temperature ranges from -4° to 725°F (-20° to 400°C)
  • Features touch screen temperature, high/low temperatures, and differential temperature readout
  • Includes high/low temperature alarms to monitor systems
  • Three color palettes; ironbow, rainbow or grayscale
  • Durable 6.6-Foot (2m) drop test protection
  • CE and UKCA certified

Thermal Imager for Android® Devices (Cat. No. TI220)

Thermal Imager for iOS Devices (Cat. No. TI222)


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Oleg

This is the lowest resolution thermal sensor there is… Seek Thermal is the answer!