We have seen some crazy iPhone add-on accessories in our time, but this latest isn’t all that crazy. Scosche has just announced the RDTX-PRO is a Radiation Detector for the iPhone and iPod Touch that works in conjunction with a special app called radTEST. It is being launched today in Japan. The radiation detector is able to accurately detect gamma radiation above 60keV within +/- 5% accuracy. It’s designed to attached to the iPhone or iPod Touch. But besides for a working alongside an app, the device can also be used independently as a radiation alarm, when it’s being powered by a single AA battery.
The Scosche RDTX-PRO retails for $329.99 and it goes on sale in September in Tokyo, $10 of each of the units sold will also be donated to charities like the Bikki Children’s Fund, Samaritan’s Purse, All Hands Volunteers, and charities that are helping those affected by the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.
“I was extremely impressed with the accuracy and performance of the RDTX-PRO from Scosche,” said Julius James, Radiation Specialist of Fluke Global Calibration Laboratories. “The detector is as accurate as units that cost significantly more and is much smaller in size.”