Both the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 and the Lasergrip GM400 performed below expectations in our tests.
According to our benchmark, the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 scored only 4.1 out of 10 for its overall performance. This low score is primarily due to its failure in the hot test with oil, where it received a sub-section score of 1.63.
On the other hand, the Lasergrip GM400 received a slightly higher score of 5.3. Although it also failed the cold test with ice, its readings were less inaccurate compared to the Lasergrip 1080. In the cold test sub-section, it received a score of 2.90.
If it’s measurement accuracy that you’re after, the Lasergrip GM400 is the one to go for.
Our reviewers rated the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 higher in terms of build quality and display brightness, giving it a total design score of 7.3. The Lasergrip GM400, on the other hand, received a score of only 6.1.
In terms of usability, the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 outshines the Lasergrip GM400 by offering three extra measurement modes, while the GM400 has none.
Considering all these factors, the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 provides better value for the money than the two models. However, it's worth noting that both models underperformed in our tests, and there are better options available within the same price range. We recommend exploring other alternatives before settling on either of these models. For more recommendations, you can check our database.
Pros & Cons
- The handle is textured and has indents that improve the user’s grip
- Passable measurement performance in the hot test with cooking oil
- One of the lightest IR thermometers in our database
- Poor accuracy on the hot test with cooking oil
- Metallic clicky sound in the trigger seems to suggest a manufacturing defect
- Poor measurement accuracy in the cold test with ice
- Lackluster build quality
- Dim laser emitter
- Lack of extra measurement modes
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Analysis and Test Results
Cold Test with Ice
Hot Test with Cooking Oil
In the Box
Behind the Comparison
Matthew Lee is a writer and editor for HealthyKitchen101. With over 8 years working for various outlets and agencies, specializing in tech review and other subjects of note, such as current affairs.
Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.