The Air Metal Detector – A Very Interesting Novelty Of 2019! (Photos, Specifications, News+)
The modern metal detector was invented in the 1920s and have been in development ever since. From first being a device for finding landmines to becoming a device for archeologists and hobby enthusiasts, the detector has gone through many stages of development and technology leaps.
Today we have everything from wireless and compact to waterproof and lightweight detectors, and it would seem that we get more improvements every day. But there is one problem; all this technology is expensive. Therefore, a company called Air Metal Detectors has set out on a quest to combine the wireless, compact, high-tech and cheap; the ultimate detector, it would seem.
The Air Metal Detector is the product of this idea; the control block, like the remote controller on the well-known XP Deus, is often the most expensive part of the metal detector. The Air Metal Detector solves this problem; you simply turn your smartphone into the control block itself!
Seems like quite a genius innovation, doesn’t it? The detector is lightweight, it weighs only 900 grams! In addition, it is completely wireless: all you really need is the coil, the stem, and your smartphone.
It is also foldable, and therefore very compact. This means that you will assemble it in no-time, fast and convenient.
It is simple, but still a professional detector! It has both basic and advanced modes and can be used for everything from archeology to security. But what about its depth? Well, let’s look at a depth comparison video between the AMdetector and the Minelab X-Terra!
Well, it sure looks promising, doesn’t it?
The Air Metal Detector also has the “world’s first Bluetooth Coil” with a patented Bluetooth transmission technology and proprietary signal analysis algorithms.
Now that will be interesting to see! Will there be any significant delay from the coil to the phone? I guess we’ll wait and see!
It also has a built-in LED light for lighting the search area, and honestly, that’s an interesting solution that is very useful for those detecting at night!
Another big bonus of this detector is that the coil is waterproof! This means that you could hunt for relics at the beach without worrying about the coil being damaged.
Here we can see how the charging of this detector works. Looks quite convenient, right?
Here is a short timeline showing the progress and development of this metal detector, and some things that will happen in the future.
On April 2nd, 2019, after years of development and testing, the company AirMD launched their 3o day crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter (link to the campaign) to bring this detector out in this world. In order to support them or to buy this detector, go to the Kickstarter link and follow the instructions.
The pictures kind of speak for themselves, don’t they?:)
Now, let’s look at some statistics for this detector:
Here you can see a comparison with some of the other “popular” detectors. Once again, looks quite promising!
The AMdetector is easy to use, wireless, professional, waterproof and best of all: it ain’t very expensive compared to the other metal detectors in its class! The perfect detector, it would seem. Well, let’s see about that;)
What do you think about this new detector? Will you buy it? If so, why or why not?
Thanks for sharing a lovely post about the metal detector, this post is so useful for beginners.
I think this is a great idea.
Here it is Feb. 2021. Sadly this detector never shipped. They are not the first to make a Bluetooth based detector. Xp Deus has been around much longer using Bluetooth tech.
This turned out to be a scam. It was a 2019 Kickstarter campaign and nearly 80 thousand dollars was collected. To date they haven’t shipped anything and no longer update their Kickstarter page. They refuse to respond to any emails.
They took the backers money and never sent anything. It’s been over two years now and they no longer respond to the backers of this project. Looking on the Kickstarter site it appears one person received one but that may be fake since he doesn’t give feedback about it.