Terrified of a nuclear meltdown? There’s an app for that.
Yes, someone is making a radiation counter for your phone.
A Japanese company has unveiled a cheap Geiger counter for the iPhone to enable people worried about the Fukushima nuclear accident to check their environment for radiation.
Wouldn’t be surprised if someone in Cupertino is now saying “Please, it’s a geIger counter.”
The probe, 14 centimetres long by 5cm wide, connects to the iPhone and the screen displays radiation readings in combination with a special app such as the Geiger Bot.
The device was developed on the initiative of a young researcher who wanted to make a cheap and easy-to-use Geiger counter available following the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
The first models for iPhones will go on sale in the next few days priced at Y9800 ($124).
And when I read this the first thing to go through my mind was that the Japanese seem to think of everything, meaning I have officially turned into my dad.