CES 2017: Hands-On With The New FLIR One & FLIR One Pro

Here at CES there is a lot of technology and different devices that get announced and go on display, and this includes products that may not otherwise make it into the hands of the everyday consumer. However, that doesn't make them any less important or otherwise useful. Take for example two of FLIR's newest thermal cameras, the new and improved FLIR One and the all-new FLIR One Pro. Both of these were announced at CES this week and we've been able to get some hands-on time with them to check them out.

Both the new FLIR One and the FLIR One Pro are aimed entirely at different groups of consumers, as the new FLIR One is meant for the average consumer serving as a plug-in attachable camera that you fit into your smartphone's charging port. It works with both Android and iOS so no matter which platform you prefer FLIR has you covered. If you happen to be running an Android device, though, FLIR offers a version of the new FLIR One that connects to USB Type-C so they haven't forgotten about the users with newer devices. This new camera also comes in at $50 cheaper than the original One, totaling at $199, and they've made it so that you can plug it into your device even if you prefer to keep a case on it, as the new FLIR One was made with the ability to adjust the dongle height to account for this extra length that it would need to reach your phone's charging port.

As for the FLIR One Pro, this is more or less the same deal, except it has a bit more of a ruggedized design as it's meant to be for professionals. So if you're someone who works in an industry that has need of a thermal camera, like construction, plumbing, etc. then the FLIR One Pro would be your best bet. In addition to the more rugged build, it's also got higher resolution sensors which might come in handy for people on the job, and it features what FLIR is calling MSX and VividIR advanced image processing. Those improvements come at a cost, of course, as the FLIR One Pro will be available for $399 as opposed to the $199 of the new FLIR One. If you're interested in getting a closer look at both of these new thermal cameras from FLIR, make sure to check out the gallery below.

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