Kalt turns iPhone into a non-contact thermometer for instant temperature measurement [video]




Startup Robogaia Industries has launched a Kickstarter site on a new project for mobile users. Kalt – a compact infrared thermometer, which is placed in the audio jack iPhone and allows you to instantly determine the temperature of the surrounding air.


Kalt is a small thermometer built into the plastic housing, combined with a standard plug for headphones. It works with devices on iOS 6 and above and Android-devices.

The sensor used in the device converts the temperature into an electric resistance, which allows the software to work. It operates on the principle of measuring the infrared energy reflected from the object. This energy collecting lens thus calculated and the intensity of the reflected radiation is then converted to a temperature value.


Thanks Kalt, fitness enthusiasts and outdoor activities will be able to always have a small thermometer, although with the same success novelty can measure the temperature in the room. You do not have to rely on information from third-party services.

Kalt boasts a wide operating temperature range: -70 to +380 degrees Celsius. In this case, the measurement error is only 0.5 degrees.

Robogaia Industries has launched a project this week and a few days collected half of the required amount for the start of production. Deliveries will start in March adapter worth thermometer $ 41 .

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