The Eventek ET312 stands out as one of the top performers in our infrared thermometer review project. In contrast, the Smart Sensor AS530 has shown some of the poorest performances to date.
To be more precise, our benchmark awards the Eventek ET312 an impressive total performance score of 8.2 out of 10. On the other hand, the Smart Sensor AS530 received a score of only 4.8, primarily due to its failure in the cold test involving ice.
While the Smart Sensor AS530 receives a higher score in the design category, thanks to its slightly more rugged housing, brighter laser emitter, and screen panel, we still cannot recommend it over the Eventek infrared thermometer. The Eventek's overall performance and reliability outweigh any advantages of the Smart Sensor AS530's design.
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
- Well-built and rugged design
- Textured handgrip for easier handling when hands are wet
- Tactile trigger
- Very bright laser emitter
- The product looks and feels cheap
- The handle isn’t textured, which can make it slippery on wet hands
- Bad measurement accuracy
- Doesn’t come with extra measuring modes
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Analysis and Test Results
Cold Test with Ice
Hot Test with Cooking Oil
In the Box
Behind the Comparison
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