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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

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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

L3.14 x W1.65 x H6.3 inches
L5 x W2.75 x H7 inches
4.36 ounces
6.8 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD
Backlit LCD
Measurement modes
4 (EMS, average, min, max)
Audio cues
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

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