The SensorFreshQ is an electronic nose that sniffs out bacteria on uncooked meat stuffs. The thing takes 2000 readings in under a minute to determine whether your chicken leg is safe to eat or should be fed to next door’s cat (just kiddin’). Green means OK, red means ‘ohnowe’reallgonnadierunforit’. $89.95. [via SmartStuff]
Simply hold the sensor about an inch above the meat and push a button; a built-in fan draws in the sample atmosphere past four electronic sensors that measure by-products of food-borne bacteria at sensitivities measured in parts per billion (ppb). It is programmed to correlate with the strictest international standards for food safety.One replaceable sensor cartridge (the “QCard”) is included; it should last for two months of standard meal preparation, or 200 readings. Self-monitoring safety feature automatically shuts down the device and signals when a new QCard is needed.