Date: May 11th, 2006
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Q3I
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH
Although this is quite a simple product, a short run through is in order to show you what you will be receiving when you make your purchase.
To start off, this thermometer is small and is only as long as your average adult index finger. But seeing it is small you might think that it is a little fragile and will be easily broken. Once you pick it up in your hands, you will know that is far from the truth. It is built very well.
The thermopile sensor is protected by a rather stiff cap that can be a handful to get off. But it is better too tight than too loose and have the cap come off when you have it in your pocket and ruin your new trinket. The cap is not waterproof and while we are on that subject, the whole unit should not be submersed in water. Although the battery compartment has a rubber seal, the rest of the device is fair game to water if you drop it in a puddle or into your coffee while you are thermohawking it.
The keychain portion can be removed to insert the provided batteries. Just unscrew, insert the batteries negative end first and simply screw the end back on.
The LCD display is small, yet easily readable. I will focus more on the display on the next page when I start to take some readings. Beside the display is the initialize button. All you need to do is point the device at what you need tested and press the button and release and in under a second you will get your reading.
My only problem with this button is that if you have this product in your pocket or anywhere where you might be pressing the button when you don't want to, you risk the chance of constantly turning it on when not needed and thus draining the battery. I propose a possible design change with a recessed button with a possible slide cover built into the side of the shell that covers the button from being pressed when not in use. Hey, it would certainly help the battery life during real life applications.