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Eventek ET312 vs Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

Between the Eventek ET312 and the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 infrared thermometer, it’s clear in this comparison which one you should go for!

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Eventek ET312 vs Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 Infrared Thermometer

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The Eventek ET312 is one of the most accurate thermometers in our database, with a total performance score of 8.2 out of 10. Meanwhile, the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 trails far behind with a failing score of 4.1. It gave highly inaccurate temperature readings in the hot test with cooking oil.

Without considering other factors, it’s clear that most people will be happier with the Eventek ET312. Until we re-test the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 later, we can’t recommend the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 to anyone for any use.

Pros & Cons

  • Great IR sensor that returns accurate readings
  • Well-built outer housing and parts
  • Bright laser emitter
  • Handling experience is decent
  • Decent complement of measurement modes for the kitchen
  • Loud speakers give off audio cues when the thermometer has finished scanning
  • The handle is textured and has indents that improve the user’s grip
  • The product looks and feels cheap
  • The handle isn’t textured, which can make it slippery on wet hands
  • Poor accuracy on the hot test with cooking oil
  • Metallic clicky sound in the trigger seems to suggest a manufacturing defect

Key Specs

Dimensions
L3.14 x W1.65 x H6.3 inches
L3.9 x W1.57 x H6.3 inches
Weight
4.36 ounces
4.59 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD
Backlit LCD panel
Measurement modes
4 (EMS, average, min, max)
2
Audio cues
Yes
No
Temperature range
-50 to 550°C (-58 to 1,022°F)
-58°F to 1,130°F (-50°C to 610°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$14.66
$26.13

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.2
4.1

Cold Test with Ice

8.3
7.8
Eventek Infrared Thermometer Gun Cold Test with Ice Video
The Eventek ET312, from 12 inches away, displaying a temperature of 32.2°F on the screen.
The Eventek ET312, from a distance of 16 inches away, displaying a temperature of 33.5°F on the screen.
Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 Infrared Thermometer Cold Test
The Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 measures the surface temperature of an ice chest from 12 inches away. The screen reads 33.4°F.
The Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 measures the surface temperature of an ice chest from 16 inches away. The screen reads 34.3°F.
Ice Temperature
32°F
32°F
Temperature12
32.2°F
33.4°F
Temperature16
33.5°F
34.3°F

Hot Test with Cooking Oil

8.1
1.6
Eventek Infrared Thermometer Gun Hot Test with Cooking Oil Video
The Eventek ET312 IR thermometer is displaying a temperature reading of 367.1°F at 12 inches away from the pan of cooking oil.
The Eventek G550 measures the temperature of a pan of hot oil from a distance of 16 inches away. The screen reads 363.3°F.
Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 Infrared Thermometer Hot Test
The reading of the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 from 12 inches away from a hot pan of cooking oil: 374.7°F.
The Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 measures the surface temperature of a pan of cooking oil from 16 inches away. The screen reads 381.2F.
Oil Temperature
361°F
361°F
Temperature12
367.1°F
374.7°F
Temperature16
363.3°F
381.2°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.9
7.3

In the Box

The Eventek IR thermometer in the center of the frame on its side. To the left is the box, and to the right is the battery and user manual.
The Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 is in the frame's center. The user manual and the warranty card are to the left, and the plastic packaging is to the right.

Dimensions

The dimensions of the Eventek ET312. The length is 3.14 inches, the width is 1.65 inches, and the height is 6.3 inches.
The dimensions of the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080. The length is 3.9 inches, the width is 1.57 inches, and the height is 6.3 inches.
Weight
4.4 oz (124 g)
4.6 oz (130 g)
Length
3.1" (8.0 cm)
3.9" (9.9 cm)
Width
1.6" (4.2 cm)
1.6" (4.0 cm)
Height
6.3" (16.0 cm)
6.3" (16.0 cm)

Build Quality

8.0
7.0
Eventek Infrared Thermometer Gun Build Quality Video
The Eventek ET312 IR thermometer on its side on a slate grey concrete countertop.
The black-and-yellow Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 on its side on a dark grey concrete table top.

Laser Emitter

9.0
8.0
The red dot of the Eventek ET312’s laser emitter in a dark room.
The red laser dot of the laser emitter on the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 in a dark room.
The red laser dot of the laser emitter on the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 in a dark room.
The laser emitter and the IR sensor of the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080.
Laser Pattern
Single-dot
Single-dot
Brightness
Good
Good

Display Panel

6.5
7.0
The backlit LCD screen of the Eventek ET312. The screen shows 81.1°F. The symbologies for HOLD and MAX are lit up.
The backlit LCD screen of the Eventek ET312. The screen shows 81.1°F. The symbologies for HOLD and MAX are lit up.
The backlight of the LCD screen of the Eventek ET312 is turned on.
The backlit LCD display panel of the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 with the backlight off (left) and on (right). The screen shows 78.9°F.
The LCD display panel of the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 with the backlight off (left) and on (right.)
Display Type
Backlit LCD
Backlit LCD Panel
Backlight
Yes
Yes
Display Size
1.18
1.18

Battery Compartment

The Eventek ET312 IR thermometer’s opened battery compartment and complimentary battery pack to the right, on a slate grey concrete table top.
The inside of the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080’s battery compartment, with two triple-A batteries and a pull tab.
Battery Type
AAA
AAA

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.0
5.5

Handling

8.0
7.5
The gloved hand of a reviewer holding the Eventek ET312 IR thermometer. In the background is a toaster oven.
The gloved hand of a reviewer holding the Eventek ET312 IR thermometer. In the background is a toaster oven.
A close-up of the Eventek ET312’s handle, with indents and the trigger.
A close-up of the Eventek ET312’s handle, showcasing its ridged patterning.
The black-gloved hand of a reviewer holding and using the trigger of the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 IR thermometer.
The black-gloved hand of a reviewer holding and using the trigger of the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 IR thermometer.
The indents at the front of the handle of the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 IR thermometer.

Measurement Modes

8.0
6.0
Emissivity
0.8-0.95
0.10-1.00
Average Mode
No
No
Min Mode
Yes
No
Max Mode
Yes
Yes
Calibration
Yes
No
Alarm Mode
No
No

Audio Cues

8.0
0.0