April 8, 2004

Phone accessory

From EnGaget comes this item for your Mitac cell phone: bq. From Polismart, an attachment that converts Mitac’s Mio 8380 Smartphone into a personal radiation detector. They’re mainly meant for use by police, border guards, and emergency response teams, but we wouldn’t think you were totally crazy if you felt the need to carry one around, too. Very interesting device - not only a Gamma detector but a spectroscope too so it can do a basic isotope profile. It then uploads the data to a central server for monitoring. Wonder if that was what they used in Vegas last New Years. Posted by DaveH at April 8, 2004 12:42 PM