Gadget of the Week – Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 Thermometer

Published on March 8, 2018

Often enough, figuring out temperatures is just a guessing game. And, as anyone who’s ever burned their hand on a stove, singed themselves on a hot iron, or waited for hours for an oven to heat up will tell you, it can be quite annoying when opting for “trial and error” goes wrong.

There are all sorts of situations where a true “point-and-shoot” thermometer can come in handy – and the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 is the perfect tool for anyone looking for an affordable option to add to their toolkit.

The Lasergrip is shaped a little bit like a gun, but the front end doesn’t spit bullets – instead, it contains an infrared temperature scanner. Just point the device at the surface you’re looking to gauge, narrow down your target area using the intuitive laser guidance system, and get your precise measurement in moments!

The Lasergrip measures surface temperatures from -58 degrees Fahrenheit to 1022 degrees Fahrenheit from a distance of up to 14 inches away; you can also use the device to instantly toggle units between Celsius and Fahrenheit, which you can view on the Lasergrip’s crystal clear, backlit LCD screen.

You’ll find all sorts of uses for this handy, portable tool, whether you’re in the kitchen, working on the car, testing your vents, looking for dramatic temperature change in the walls (water leak?), or crossing off your list of household chores.

From getting an accurate read on your sauté pan, to measuring the internal temperature of your electronic devices, to monitoring the performance and energy efficiency of your home’s HVAC systems, you’ll be amazed at the versatility and durability of this powerful piece of equipment.

Ready to start taking the temperature of your day-to-day life? You can purchase the Etekcity Lasergrip from a variety of retailers, including Amazon, for less than $20.

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