The BluCub is a lot like the Tempo pebble I reviewed a few weeks back, only instead of measuring just temperature, it also measures humidity, adding another feather to your home-weather-station cap. If you wear a cap and put a feather in it when you buy a Bluetooth sensor, that is.
The 50x50x20mm puck lasts for three years on a replaceable battery and measures temperatures between –20˚C and +50˚C, and relative humidity from – you guessed it – 0–100%. It’ll cost you £50 ($84) when it goes on general sale, or £35 ($58) if you kick in on the Indiegogo campaign.
The dongle is monitored using an iPhone app, connected via low-power Bluetooth, and beams info to your device every ten seconds, so you always have the latest reading when you fire up the app. Suggested uses: wine cellar, fridge/freezer (to make sure you food isn’t spoiling), outside on the balcony (to save opening the windows in the winter to see how cold it is) and, well, anywhere that there’s a temperature between –20 and +50 to be measured.
Pitch in now and you could get one by the summer, just in time to realize that it’s hot. Or hot and wet. Which is – to paraphrase Robin Williams playing Adrian Cronauer – nice if you’re with a lady but a bitch if you’re in the jungle.