We all like to know, well, everything about our environment. How warm it is, how humid it is, what it’s like outside, and so on. BluCub is designed to give you all of that, and in a tiny little package.
Know When It’s Saturated
The idea is fairly simple: BluCub packs a thermometer and a hygrometer (humidity sensor, for you non-scientists) into a black box roughly half the size of your iPhone. The idea is that it can be stuck somewhere discreet and used to track data both right away and over time, and within a reasonable range, namely what Bluetooth 4.0 can provide. Then, when you’re in range, just fire up the iOS 7 app and get the information you need.
Data Data Everywhere
At first it may seem less than obvious as to why you’d want something like this glued to the wall or lying on the counter, but if you think about it, there are a lot of places it’s good to know temperature and humidity. If you’ve got wines you want to preserve, you can stick this in your wine rack and track how they’re doing. If you’ve got allergies, it’ll help you figure out the ideal humidity to keep your sinuses clear. And if you just want to show your obnoxious coworker that, yes, it’s a little warm in here, you’ve now got a handy thermometer you can both check.
A Question Of Temperature
Of course, not all of us will need environmental sensors we can check with our phones, but this is a useful set of tools crammed into a surprisingly tiny package. If you want one, though, you’ll need to act quickly; BluCub is currently the subject of an IndieGoGo campaign in Britain, and you’ll have to pay roughly $65 total to have one shipped to you.
Dan Seitz is an obsessive nerd living in New England. He lives in the Boston area with a fiancee, a dog, a cat, and far too many objects with processors.