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I'm not going to lie - I'm not much of a fisherman. I'll watch River Monsters every time it's on the tube (much respect for Jeremy Wade - what a cool guy), but when it comes to casting the line myself, I'm just bad at it. Maybe it's lack of experience, or maybe I just get bored too easily and give up. Whatever the reason, I bet I would be more interested in becoming a harvester of the sea if I had the right gear. And by "the right gear," I really mean "a gadget that wirelessly connects to my Android device to show me where all the fish are."

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Wouldn't you know that someone - namely a company called Friday Labs - created such a thing? It's called Deeper, and it's actually pretty cool:

Neat, right? Deeper is actually more affordable than you might think, too: you can pre-order one right now for $150 (will be $200 after release). I figure this is one of those must-have things for any fisherman who's looking to geek his boat up a little bit. Hit the link below to pre-order one for yourself.

[Friday Labs]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • denbo68

    Glitzy video where 95% of it is about trivial stuff (Logo design??  The mention of 'Steve'.   WHO cares!).   How about a video seeing it really in action and maybe some 'testimonials' from real fishermen who have tested this out.   

    Um... they did get real fishermen to test this out right?  

    Went to the website and saw that people were already giving it 5 stars.  Huh? Pretty interesting since it is still pre-order only.

    I love new gadgets but unless they show this thing in action I'll pass.

    • Jeremy Cope

      Totally...can't show it working but can shout out to Steve Jobs? WTF

  • http://twitter.com/TotalWattage Lewis Bohannon

    Seems they are more concerned with its appearance and texture, than it's function. I'm sure the screen is nothing more than a mock-up too. I have kids who are very interested in learning to fish, a tool like this could really help them experence the joy of fighting a big one.

    Show me something real and operational, even if it is a bit rough. I really don't want to see you printing out a poster of a design.

  • Asphyx

    Does it come with a device to retrieve your phone when you drop it in the lake while trying to pair with it?
    LOL
    I would actually buy this if it really works.

  • Sdfsdf

    BLAH BLAH BLAH...fast forward to 2:10.

  • Gabba

    Looks interesting, and I'm tempted to buy . . .  but I wanna see some reviews before I drop $150 on something this expensive

  • Gabba

    Looks interesting, and I'm tempted to buy . . .  but I wanna see some reviews before I drop $150 on something this expensive

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    Good idea, a great product if it works as advertised... But does it need Facebook and Twitter integration???  What's next, does Titanium Backup or Smart Tools need FB/Twitter?  Does every app need to be able to post?

    It seems the company is so invested in design, logos, ergonomics (really???, it's a stinkin' ball, how is that different than ANY in-water-sonar device out there?), social integration, self-promotion, video production, music, etc... I'm just not convinced that they will make a product that actually works well, all of their effort has gone into the other stuff.

  • Olivijus Slepetis

    Lets wait for the real review, and if it's working, maybe I will bay this gadget.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dameonjamie Dameon Jamie

    Captain Ramius: Re-verify our range to target... one ping only. 
    Capt. Vasili Borodin: Captain, I - I - I just... 
    Captain Ramius: Give me a ping, Vasili. One ping only, please. 
    Capt. Vasili Borodin: Aye, Captain. 

    • denbo68

      Great movie

  • Keywestpirate54

    who the hell takes the $500.00 cell phone to the salt water,,,,, and my boat has a sonar on it ,that cost 1000,oo
    why would any body in there right mind buy one of these things,,,,,,sound like a scam to me