Scosche launches radiation detector that works with your iPhone

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Have you always been exposed to some radiation? If you live in Japan or somewhere near the Tohoku disaster zone, then you’ll always need to bring along a radiation detector that will keep you aware and away from those hazardous areas. For iPhone users, here comes the Scosche RDTX-Pro which is a device with an accompanying iOS app that turns your iPhone into a radiation detector on the run.

The Scosche radiation detector is able to detect gamma radiation above 60KeV precisely – within + or -5% accuracy. Like any other iOS accessories, the Scosche radiation detector plugs into the 30-pin connector of your iPhone or iPod Touch and it has an accompanying iOS app (called radTest) that’s downloadable from the Apple app store for free. Once the detector is plugged into your iDevice for the first time, you’ll be prompted to download the radTest app.

The radTest app provides intuitive information about the radiation level nearby, including a friendly meter showing you in green, yellow and red, which represent safe, elevated and dangerous respectively. There is also a digital mode which shows you the exact radiation levels, if you’re someone who always want more details and figures. You can also share those radiation levels on Google Maps, Facebook and Twitter, telling your friends how many hazardous points that you’d have been traveling across.

The Scosche RDTX-PRO can also work as an radiation alarm independently from your iPhone or iPod Touch. It requires two AA batteries which are good for up to 96 hours of radiation detection.

The Scosche RDTX-PRO is not cheap, priced at $330 each. The expensive price tag is due to $10 fo each unit sold will be donated to the charities that are aiding those affected by the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. Find out more on

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