We saw this item and had to share it, largely because it’s AN INFRARED THERMOMETER. This is something that the world needs more of, and needs to know more about.
Porter-Cable’s newly released 18v Infrared Thermometer has plenty of practical uses, such as getting a sense of how much heat is leaking out through your windows during the winter months or checking to see if the room you’re about to walk into is, in fact, on fire.
Like the best serious tools, however, it could also make for a fun toy. Especially since the thing also looks like a pistol with the barrel cut off. It also shoots out an infrared beam to check the temperature, sort of like an invisible laser except it doesn’t burn through anything.
On the more practical side of things, the infrared thermometer is also able to measure temperatures ranging between -22 degrees and 590 degrees Fahrenheit with a press of its trigger-like button and it comes equipped with a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. All for just $50.