Performance-wise, the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 most definitely beat the Smart Sensor AS530 with a total performance score of 7.0 against the AS530’s 4.8.
But while the Lasergrip 800 has a leg up in performance, it falls short in other key areas like design and usability. Our reviewers assessed the Lasergrip 800’s design and usability to have, respectively, total scores of 8.0 and 3.75. In contrast, the AS530’s scores in these two tests are 8.6 and 5.85.
Besides having a slightly more well-built housing, the Smart Sensor AS530 also has the advantage of being easier to handle, as well as a speaker for audio cues.
As such, while most people should definitely go for the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 — on account of it being more accurate — if build quality and usability are important to you, the Smart Sensor AS530 could be picked, too.
Pros & Cons
- A 16:1 distance-to-spot (D:S) ratio, which allows the user to measure objects from farther distances.
- Bright laser emitter.
- The display panel is brightly lit and readable even under harsh studio lighting.
- Battery is included and already installed when taken out of the box.
- Well-built and rugged design
- Textured handgrip for easier handling when hands are wet
- Tactile trigger
- Very bright laser emitter
- Don’t come with any extra measurement mode.
- Loose battery compartment door.
- Don’t have any speaker or audio cues.
- Bad measurement accuracy
- Doesn’t come with extra measuring modes
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Analysis and Test Results
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Hot Test with Cooking Oil
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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.