Squint hard enough and you should see it.
Squint hard enough and you should see it.
Photo: Robocat

Thermodo puts the temperature in your pocket no matter where you are



Weather apps are a dime a dozen, but what do you use when you want to know the exact temperature where you are right now? That’s the question that drove app company Robocat to make Thermodo, a small thermometer that plugs directly into a smartphone’s headphone jack.

Thermodo by Robocat
Category: Weather
Works With: iPhone, Android phones
Price: $30

What makes Thermodo incredibly unique is the overwhelming amount of support it received on Kickstarter last year. The project raised over 10 times its original goal of $35,000. People clearly loved the idea of a portable thermometer for the iPhone, as over $336,000 has been pledged by backers.

Now that Thermodo is shipping and out in the wild, does it live up to the all the hype?

Thermodo, A Clever Thermometer That Integrates With Your iPhone [Kickstarter]


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There’s no shortage of weather apps in the App Store. Every week it seems like a new weather app is enticing us with beautiful graphics and a unique design aesthetic.

While the apps are plentiful, there hasn’t been any mobile-oriented hardware related to checking the weather. It’s an untapped market many haven’t given much thought to. In the age of the iPhone, what value does a traditional thermometer even have?

Robocat has already put out some great iOS weather apps, and now it’s launching a Kickstarter campaign for Thermodo, a physical thermometer which integrates with the iPhone.