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2012-06-16 05:07:02 AM
iFish?
 
2012-06-16 06:49:42 AM
Throw a $200 device overboard.
uh huh...
 
2012-06-16 07:18:49 AM
Yeah or you could just buy a fish finder like a normal person.
 
2012-06-16 07:34:49 AM
Ooooooo, matching colors.
 
2012-06-16 07:35:17 AM

Hand Banana: Yeah or you could just buy a fish finder like a normal person.


How much does a fish finder system cost? I'm assuming this is significantly cheaper and easier to "install", but i don't know if that's true.
 
2012-06-16 07:41:17 AM
i280.photobucket.com

Obscure?
 
2012-06-16 07:43:31 AM

dukeblue219: Hand Banana: Yeah or you could just buy a fish finder like a normal person.

How much does a fish finder system cost? I'm assuming this is significantly cheaper and easier to "install", but i don't know if that's true.


They've been around for decades, so I guess it depends on how new or fancy a model you want. I checked the completed listings on eBay and most seem to be selling in the $50 range. They don't have Apple logos though so all the hip fish will probably avoid them.
 
2012-06-16 07:44:12 AM

dukeblue219: Hand Banana: Yeah or you could just buy a fish finder like a normal person.

How much does a fish finder system cost? I'm assuming this is significantly cheaper and easier to "install", but i don't know if that's true.


I don't know either, but most people are now carrying around displays all the time and I imagine that is part of the cost of a fish finder system.

Basically anything that has a display could be made to work with a phone or tablet and often it will take up less room and be less expensive without needing it's own dedicated display.
 
2012-06-16 07:48:41 AM
If you have a fishing boat you've probably already got one by Lowrance that works better. Might be useful to have if you don't own a boat but like renting them on vacation.
 
2012-06-16 07:59:36 AM
That is some serious James Bond/Ninja/fish assassin stuff right there. I am so getting this. The conversation value on a fishing trip alone is worth the price. You can make some jokes about the name iDeeper also...

Roll it out after the bets are on for the most fish...biggest fish...

/How much do they want for it?
/Lol...wonder if they remembered to make it water proof...
 
2012-06-16 08:00:17 AM
Now if only I could see the display in full sun on a summer day...
 
2012-06-16 08:02:00 AM
Well there goes $200...
 
2012-06-16 08:13:17 AM

LarryDan43: If you have a fishing boat you've probably already got one by Lowrance that works better. Might be useful to have if you don't own a boat but like renting them on vacation.


Lowrance X52 200 kHz Fishfinder
With a 4" 16 level grayscale LCD display and the Single-Beam Skimmer® transducer, this Lowrance fish finder will find fish with amazing clarity at depths up to 800 ft.
SALE Price: $189.00


Gimme the App.
 
2012-06-16 08:36:22 AM
I'm more interested in the fishing gun shown in the link at the bottom of the page.
 
2012-06-16 08:41:11 AM
Gonna be fishing there (20 sec vid) next week.

No fish finders, but big Musky

samcook.areavoices.com

I am sooo gonna get drunk and fish.
 
2012-06-16 09:59:48 AM

Hand Banana: Yeah or you could just buy a fish finder like a normal person.


What if you routinely fish out of a canoe/kayak? I've always wanted a method of checking the water more scientific than "stick my paddle in the water and see if it hits bottom." If this becomes a reality I just might buy one.

dukeblue219: Hand Banana: Yeah or you could just buy a fish finder like a normal person.

How much does a fish finder system cost? I'm assuming this is significantly cheaper and easier to "install", but i don't know if that's true.


Depends; yeah you can pick up a cheap, poor display, poor reliability one for $50-100, but a reliable one with a good display can run you $3-4-500 or more.
 
2012-06-16 10:13:05 AM
Cool idea.

Price point is full retard.
 
2012-06-16 10:40:42 AM
You can pick up a portable battery-powered fish finder for less than that
 
2012-06-16 11:07:32 AM

dukeblue219: Hand Banana: Yeah or you could just buy a fish finder like a normal person.

How much does a fish finder system cost? I'm assuming this is significantly cheaper and easier to "install", but i don't know if that's true.


It is. I so want one. My brother's fish finder is something like $1000. It's "mounted" and has all kinds of complication to install. Yes it's very nice with GPS maps and such. For someone who doesn't have a bunch of gear or a fancy boat this would be superb. Portable, easy. I would use it ice fishing.
 
2012-06-16 11:35:52 AM
This would be great for shore fishing. There's plenty of creeks and small rivers to fish in where you're not going to be in a boat. Something like this would be great in those situations, since it would be easy to store in a tackle box.
 
2012-06-16 11:51:00 AM

brandent: It is. I so want one. My brother's fish finder is something like $1000. It's "mounted" and has all kinds of complication to install. Yes it's very nice with GPS maps and such. For someone who doesn't have a bunch of gear or a fancy boat this would be superb. Portable, easy. I would use it ice fishing.


You can buy decent handheld units for less than $100.......
 
2012-06-16 12:17:07 PM
Cross promotion opportunity with Milwaukee's Best Ice
 
2012-06-16 12:45:04 PM
If only my phone could help me catch fish...sweet mother of GOD COD

FTFY.
/Oh Long John
//Oh Long Johnson
 
2012-06-16 12:46:27 PM
Does it post on your facebook wall when you catch a fish THIS big!?
 
2012-06-16 01:51:41 PM
Yes, there are already cheaper fish finders, but don't they work directly below you? This gadget allows you to fish from the shore and toss it out to a spot and see if it's worth trying. Are there already devices like this out there?
 
2012-06-16 01:52:35 PM
This would kill for shore fishing. Instead of tossing your bait out there and hoping there are actual fish around, you can see if any fish are around. If not, move on to the next area. You would be able to find the best shore fishing spots anywhere you fish. Now if only they'd invent some kind of artificial fish that you could cast out there and when you bring it back it sort of lures the real fish in for you.
 
2012-06-16 02:16:48 PM

crab66: brandent: It is. I so want one. My brother's fish finder is something like $1000. It's "mounted" and has all kinds of complication to install. Yes it's very nice with GPS maps and such. For someone who doesn't have a bunch of gear or a fancy boat this would be superb. Portable, easy. I would use it ice fishing.

You can buy decent handheld units for less than $100.......


I bet this is better. The money goes all into the sensor. With a handheld you have a whole different device. There's the whole cable and sensor and viewer, etc. Here I already have the android. Just put batteries in this thing and dangle it from a fishing line similar to the heavy weight people use to check depth when ice fishing.
 
2012-06-16 03:53:25 PM
meh any lakes I fish I know well enough to not need a fish finder.
 
2012-06-16 06:15:18 PM

Nuclear Monk: Does it post on your facebook wall when you catch a fish THIS big!?

"In addition to acting as the display for the orb, the app can be used to post photos of caught fish to Twitter and Facebook."

 
2012-06-16 07:59:42 PM
Can it find Ben Gardner?
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-16 08:05:25 PM

mrgawler: Yes, there are already cheaper fish finders, but don't they work directly below you? This gadget allows you to fish from the shore and toss it out to a spot and see if it's worth trying. Are there already devices like this out there?


There's at least one (and I've forgotten the name like an idiot), which comes with a wristwatch-like device as a receiver.

They're fairly inexpensive as I recall, the main downside seems to be that the floaty bit that you cast out is sealed, so when the battery runs down you buy new ones (more or less the printer/printer-ink business model, or so I gather).

This device on the other hand seems to be rechargeable, and of course talks to the smartphone via standard bluetooth.
 
2012-06-17 01:40:16 PM
So that's what police do on their spare time, I knew it!

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/hot like a mannequin losing it's head
 
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