Be the best at hide-and-Seek with this $200 thermal imaging device for iOS and Android

  • Published on: June 16, 2017

Update: This deal is expired.

The Seek Thermal CompactXR Imager is down to $200 on Amazon. This deal is good for iPhone and Android smartphones. The $200 price is a match for its lowest drop ever, and it hasn’t gone this low on Amazon since 2016. It normally sells around $250.

This price puts the XR around the same price as the Compact verison, which is $192 right now and fluctuates between that and $200 regularly. The CompactXR is a much more capable device. With a narrower field of view, it’s capable of scanning up to 1,800 feet away compared to only 1,000 feet with the Compact.

In the quite niche category of “thermal imaging smartphone camera,” there really is only one other competitor to the Seek – the Flir One. That device is mostly unavailable and where it’s not, it’s going for the same price as the Seek at $200. Not to mention, the Seek is built to be compatible with most devices where the Flir One needs a special case. That plus this deal price makes Seek the better choice.

Oh, I know what you’re thinking. It’s been a long time since you developed mandibles and stalked Arnold Schwarzenegger through a jungle with your shoulder-mounted cannon, so what do you need with thermal imaging on your smartphone? Well, there are actually a lot of practical applications for a device like this:

If you live in an area with wild animals, you could scan your backyard at night before letting the dog out. Or see if anything has taken up residence in your garage before going out there.

If you are a do-it-yourself sort of person for odd jobs around the house you could use the Seek to see where hot water is leaking in a pipe or where hot air is escaping through windows. You can see through walls with this thing, letting you follow water damage to find the source.

You could even use this device while cooking. Check a grill for heat or check the level of your propane tank. See the best places to store food in your oven or your freezer.

Once you own it, you’ll find there’s a lot of ways to use it. Ways you haven’t even thought of yet.

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  • Published on: June 23, 2017

The 24-inch Dell UltraSharp U2415 is on sale for $212, its lowest price ever

Update: We shared this deal on June 20 when the U2415 dropped to $225. That seemed like a great deal at the time, but then it sold out. Well, now Amazon has the monitor back in stock and at an even lower price, $212.

  • Published on: June 23, 2017

The $60 littleBits Rule Your Room Kit is the perfect introduction to electronic inventions for your little one

Motivated by a desire to see every child find an understanding of electronics and engineering, littleBits’ kits have been designed with young inventors in mind.

  • Published on: June 23, 2017

Ditch the app, the Philips Hue Dimmer Switch is now $20

The Philips Hue Dimmer Switch can dim up to 50 lights at once from anywhere in the house when paired with the Philips Hue Bridge.

  • Published on: June 23, 2017

The Thermapen MK4 is the best instant-read meat thermometer out there, and this price is its lowest ever

Get the best instant-read thermometer you’ll ever use at a price more in keeping with what you’d spend on a thermometer.

  • Published on: June 23, 2017

You’ll never need another remote control when you finally get the $86 Logitech Harmony Companion

This is a true universal remote control, unlike other universal remotes which barely control anything at all, and it’s going for its lowest price ever.

  • Published on: June 23, 2017

Never worry about whether or not you locked the door with the Schlage Camelot Auto-locking Keypad

These keypad entry locks come in a variety of colors, all of which are selling for low prices even if some are slightly more expensive.

  • Published on: June 23, 2017

Protect your electronics from power outages and storm surges with deals on these APC UPS Backups

APC has three different models across three different retailers on sale right now. All of them matching low prices.

  • Published on: June 22, 2017

The Yamaha 76-Key Portable Grand Piano for $140 is a sound deal

With a built-in teaching system and some of the most realistic piano sounds on the market today, this price isn’t worth missing out on.

  • Published on: June 22, 2017

Travel to the Wizarding World with the $200 Lionel Hogwarts Express train set

The Hogwarts Express train set by Lionel inspired by the Harry Potter series features a smoking chimney, lights and a myriad of different sounds to bring it to life.

  • Published on: June 22, 2017

Keep your home secure with the $158 SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit

Update: This deal has expired.

  • Published on: June 22, 2017

Amazon has a select number of digital HD movies on sale for 10 cents each

Update: This deal has expired.

  • Published on: June 22, 2017

Get this great looking surround sound system from Harman Kardon at one of its lowest prices ever

This 5.1-channel surround sound system is going for one of its lowest prices ever.

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