The smartphones have increasingly uses. The maker of Ryobi power tools offers to turn his phone pointer, laser level, hygrometer and infrared thermometer …
The range of Ryobi PhoneWorks accessories is designed for intensive handymen or to certain categories of professionals. Each unit is sold 51 euros for the laser level to 129 euros for the inspection camera. The full range (laser level, laser rangefinder, humidity sensor, infrared thermometer, inspection camera) costs more than 450 euros: not really toy prices
However, all takes hard. little space (there is even an accessory carrying case) and proves handy. Not only is it possible to transform its Android or iPhone meter or observation but also to use the memory and connectivity: calculation of surfaces, volumes, production and transmission forms, location-based folders. Not to mention the addition of voice notes.
Regrettably, however some details that spoil life. The implementation is laborious, the manuals being, at least, minimal. Only on the website of the brand in the troubleshooting tips for Android, what clearly explained the connection and starting the inspection camera. But without the user manual, the operation is not possible
Another regret:. The relatively limited number of compatible devices. Not really a problem at Apple, the range is very narrow.
However, with Android phones, it is highly recommended to check the compatibility list before investing. Officially, tests are underway to expand the offer but no date is given.
A nice Christmas present for bricoleuses and handymen, provided you have the right smartphone.
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