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Eventek ET312 vs Etekcity Lasergrip 800 Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

Between the Eventek ET312 and the Etekcity Lasergrip 800, which is the better thermometer to choose? Here’s our side-by-side comparison to tell you more!

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Eventek ET312 Infrared Thermometer Gun

Eventek ET312 vs Etekcity Lasergrip 800 Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

The Etekcity Lasergrip 800 is noteworthy in our database because it is the only infrared thermometer (as of June 2023) to have a distance-to-spot (D:S) ratio of 16:1. This means it is capable of measuring objects from a farther distance than any other models in our list.

Though pitched against the top performer in our database, the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 falls short of expectations.

Our benchmark gives the Eventek ET312 a total performance score of 8.0, while the Etekcity thermometer receives a score of only 7.0, citing its mediocre performance in the cold test with ice.

The Etekcity Lasergrip 800 thermometer wasn’t the best in the design and usability portions, either. Our reviewers give the Etekcity a score of 8.0 in the design section, but due to its lack of extra measurement mode or a sound speaker, its total usability score only adds up to 3.75 (a failing grade.)

On the other hand, the Eventek ET312 did well through both tests, receiving a total design score of 7.9 and a usability score of 8.0.

Overall, if you need the ability to measure from a farther distance, the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 can be taken into consideration. But other than that, the Eventek ET312 infrared thermometer is an upgrade in every way to the Etekcity.

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
  • 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.
  • The product looks and feels cheap
  • The handle isn’t textured, which can make it slippery on wet hands
  • Don’t come with any extra measurement mode.
  • Loose battery compartment door.
  • Don’t have any speaker or audio cues.

Key Specs

Dimensions
L3.14 x W1.65 x H6.3 inches
L5 x W2.75 x H7 inches
Weight
4.36 ounces
6.8 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD
Backlit LCD
Measurement modes
4 (EMS, average, min, max)
0
Audio cues
Yes
No
Temperature range
-50 to 550°C (-58 to 1,022°F)
-58 to 1,382°F (-50 to 750°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$14.66
$25.52

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.2
7.0

Cold Test with Ice

8.3
6.6
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 800 Infrared Thermometer Cold Test with Ice Video
A reviewer is using the Etekcity Lasergrip at a distance of 12 inches to measure the surface temperature of an ice bath. The screen reads 28.4°F.
The Etekcity Lasergrip 800 is being used by a reviewer to measure the surface temperature of an ice bath from a distance of 16 inches. The screen displays 29°F.
Ice Temperature
32°F
32°F
Temperature at 12”
32.2°F
28.4°F
Temperature at 16”
33.5°F
29°F

Hot Test with Cooking Oil

8.1
7.3
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 800 Infrared Thermometer Hot Test with Cooking Oil Video
A reviewer is using the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 to measure the surface temperature of a vat of hot cooking oil from a distance of 12 inches. The screen reads 369.4°F.
A reviewer is using the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 to measure the surface temperature of a vat of hot oil at a distance of 16 inches. The screen reads 367.4°F.
Oil Temperature
361°F
361°F
Temperature at 12”
367.1°F
369.4°F
Temperature at 16”
363.3°F
367.4°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.9
8.0

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 800 IR thermometer lying on a dark grey table in the center, with its user manual to the left and its plastic box 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 800. The length is 5 inches, the width is 2.75 inches, and the height is 7 inches.
Weight
4.4 oz (124 g)
6.8 oz (193 g)
Length
3.1" (8.0 cm)
5.0" (12.7 cm)
Width
1.6" (4.2 cm)
2.8" (7.0 cm)
Height
6.3" (16.0 cm)
7.0" (17.8 cm)

Build Quality

8.0
7.5
Eventek Infrared Thermometer Gun Build Quality Video
The Eventek ET312 IR thermometer on its side on a slate grey concrete countertop.
A close-up view of the trigger of the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 IR thermometer.
A close-up view of the trigger of the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 IR thermometer.
A close-up view of the grip of the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 IR thermometer.
The control panel with four buttons on the Etekcity Lasergrip 800.

Laser Emitter

9.0
8.0
The red dot of the Eventek ET312’s laser emitter in a dark room.
The Etekcity Lasergrip 800’s laser emitter in a dark room.
Laser Pattern
Single-dot
Single-dot
Brightness
Good
Good

Display Panel

6.5
9.0
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.
A close-up of the LCD screen panel of the Etekcity Lasergrip 800. The screen displays 84.3°F.
A close-up of the LCD screen panel of the Etekcity Lasergrip 800. The screen displays 84.3°F.
The LCD screen panel of the EtekCity Lasergrip 800 with the backlight turned on. The screen currently displays 81.9°F.
Display Type
Backlit LCD
Backlit LCD
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 door of the battery compartment is opened on the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 IR thermometer, revealing the 9V battery cell inside and connecting wires.
The IR thermometer comes with the battery pre-installed inside. The battery is a standard 9V cell.
Battery Type
AAA
9V

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.0
3.8

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 is pressing on the trigger of the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 IR thermometer.
The black-gloved hand of a reviewer is pressing on the trigger of the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 IR thermometer.
A close-up view of the grip of the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 IR thermometer.

Measurement Modes

8.0
0.0
Emissivity
0.8-0.95
No
Average Mode
No
No
Min Mode
Yes
No
Max Mode
Yes
No
Calibration
Yes
No
Alarm Mode
No
No

Audio Cues

8.0
0.0

Behind the Comparison

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