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This Gizmo Literally Lets You See Through Walls Dreamed of x-ray vision? This startup has the answer -- sort of.

By Jason Fell

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I've always wondered what it would be like to have x-ray vision. As a homeowner and frequent do-it-yourself renovator, I've especially wondered -- and needed -- to know exactly what's inside a wall.

Hey, dreams can become reality. Enter Walabot DIY, a gizmo that attaches to your smartphone via a magnet. Its sensors can "see" things within your walls, such as plastic and metal pipes, electrical wires and studs. Israel-based Vayyar Imaging, the 3-D imaging sensor company behind Walabot DIY says it can see up to four inches deep into walls made of drywall or even cement.

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So, it's kind of like a traditional stud finder, but with super x-ray vision steroids.

Owning a home and doing renovations yourself can be a treacherous undertaking. Cutting or hammering through walls can be dangerous if you don't know what's inside of them -- namely gas pipes, live electrical wires, water pipes, you name it.

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The Walabot DIY can apparently even detect motion, so if you think you have a rodent problem, it can probably confirm it. Check out the promotional video above.

To start, Walabot DIY will be compatible with Android phones only. You can pre-order one for $199. Eventually, they will retail starting at $299.

Jason Fell

VP, Native Content

Jason Fell is the VP of Native Content, managing the Entrepreneur Partner Studio, which creates dynamic and compelling content for our partners. He previously served as Entrepreneur.com's managing editor and as the technology editor prior to that.

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