Now from Spark Fun!
Well... not now, exactly. A couple of hours ago, yes. Sometime in the future, presumably. Those sure sold out quickly!
Thing is, I've been aware of this sensor (or something remarkably like it) since Fall 2011; going into early 2012, JCM Consulting Technologies was negotiating, via a third or possibly fourth party, for the contract to come up with a manufacturing test and calibration solution for a FLIR module that I think would have looked a lot like this dingus (sans eval board; just the little square-thing-with-lens). Specs weren't firm yet, timeframe looked a lot like "deliver it last week and we'll tell you what we need in a couple of months", and we didn't land the deal.
If memory serves, projected volume was in stocking-stuffer territory, with a product (whatever is was to have been) incorporating the module retailing for an enhanced-stocking-stuffer price, maybe around $100.
Well, I never did see that product, but now the imager module is (or was, and may be again) available on a little eval board for $350, which is quite a bit more than I'd hoped for, but just having it out there is kind of neat.
No, I didn't snap one up this morning; it wasn't in my budget (though a thermal imager, even a low-res one, is firmly on my tools-for-real-work wish list). Maybe next year. And I did have some ideas for products to design around it, so maybe I need one for work and one for tinkering with.
Update: I find someone selling the modules at $300 a pop, and someone else organizing a group buy at a bit over $200. Also, FLIR now has a complete handheld camera built around this puppy, for $500 from various retailers.
For serious work use, if the need comes up again, I think I'd spring for a somewhat pricier model with better resolution. But, for funsies, the little low-res module would be kind of neat (and isn't in this year's funsies budget).