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Eventek ET312 vs SOVARCATE HS980E Digital Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

Both the Sovarcate HS980E and the Eventek ET312 are among the best-performing infrared thermometers in our database. So, which one to choose?

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Eventek ET312 Infrared Thermometer Gun


Eventek ET312 vs SOVARCATE HS980E Digital Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

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The Sovarcate HS980E and the Eventek ET312 are the two leading infrared thermometers in our selection. The Sovarcate HS980E achieves a respectable total performance score of 7.1, while the Eventek ET312 surpasses it with an impressive score of 8.2.

Although both thermometers receive decent scores, it is clear that the Eventek ET312 provides more accurate readings, making it a reliable choice for precise measurements.

However, where the Sovarcate HS980E falls short in accuracy, it compensates with exceptional build quality. It features a ruggedized housing, a vibrant colored LCD screen, and a bright 13-point laser emitter, setting it apart from the Eventek's more simplistic design.

The total design score of the Sovarcate HS980E is 9.5, and the Eventek is 7.9.

In terms of usability, the Sovarcate HS980E emerges as the winner. Our reviewers commend its textured grippy handle and powerful sound speaker. While it offers three measurement modes compared to the Eventek's four, the Sovarcate HS980E still achieves a higher usability score of 8.3, outperforming the Eventek's 8.0.

In summary, if accuracy is your top priority, the Eventek ET312 may be the more compelling option. However, if you value a ruggedized design and excellent usability, the Sovarcate HS980E is well worth considering.

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
  • Fairly accurate and reliable temperature readings.
  • Rugged, industrial design
  • Extremely bright laser emitter
  • Color LCD VA screen panel
  • Comes with a good selection of measurement modes
  • Very loud speakers
  • The product looks and feels cheap
  • The handle isn’t textured, which can make it slippery on wet hands
  • Measurement accuracy can be better.

Key Specs

L3.14 x W1.65 x H6.3 inches
L3.74 x W1.77 x H6.3 inches
4.36 ounces
5.5 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD
LCD VA panel
Measurement modes
4 (EMS, average, min, max)
Audio cues
Temperature range
-50 to 550°C (-58 to 1,022°F)
-58 to 1,122°F (-50 to 600°C)

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