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The ThermoHawk 200 is a new kind of thermometer.  It does not need surface contact to measure the surface temperature.  The technology is based on infrared radiation emanating from the object.  As most of us know from our high school physics (see... it does come in handy), all objects give off heat in the form of infrared.  The amount of infrared radiation (IR) given off is directly related to the object's temperature.  By measuring the IR, a temperature reading can be computed. 

The ThermoHawk is small...small enough to fit on a keychain.  All it requires are two cell batteries.

To activate the ThermoHawk, just push the button.  There is no "Off" button, the unit shuts down automatically after 15 seconds.

The cap must be removed before the ThermoHawk can get a proper  reading.  The sensor is inside the front section.  Its range is from
-27°F to 230°F.

We'll be pointing the ThermoHawk at some things around the office in our FirstUse report.  Go check it out :-)


Q3 Innovations

ThermoHawk 200

By Wan Chi Lau

Point-and-shoot temperature reading may sound like a function on a StarTrek Tricorder, but the ThermoHawk 200 does exactly that, without the whole space-time continuum issue...

The FirstLook review will take a quick look at the device and how it works.

In the FirstUse review, we will point it at some of the stuff around the RainyDay Office and check their temperature.


1. FirstLook

2. FirstUse



Review Summary:

Initial Impression- keychain size

Usability- point and click

Durability- TBD

Price- $50


Photography by Wan Chi Lau
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