The Etekcity Lasergrip 800 stands out in our database for its impressive distance-to-spot (D:S) ratio of 16:1. This higher ratio enables users to make accurate measurements from greater distances than more common models with a 12:1 ratio.
During our performance tests, the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 achieved a respectable 7.0 out of 10. It performed quite well overall.
On the other hand, the Kizen LaserPro LP300, which has a 12:1 ratio, received a score of only 5.2. This lower score was mainly due to its inconsistent readings in the hot test involving oil.
While the Etekcity's design is acceptable, its usability score is not very impressive. This is because it lacks an extra measurement mode or a sound speaker.
In contrast, the Kizen stands out for its sturdy design, which is one of the most robust in our database. Our reviewer also appreciates its bright LCD screen and laser emitter. In terms of usability, the Kizen performs well with an additional measurement mode and a speaker.
However, despite the Kizen's solid design, it's evident that the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 remains the better choice for most people. This is not only due to its higher measurement accuracy but also its superior D:S ratio, which allows for more precise measurements from a greater distance.
Pros & Cons
- Quite affordable for what it is
- Solid build quality
- Laser emitter is bright and can be easily tracked
- Display panel is decently bright and data points can be easily read in many conditions (under studio lighting, in the dark, etc.)
- Handle is indented and textured for easier gripping
- Loud speaker
- 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.
- Mediocre measurement accuracy
- Doesn’t have many measurement mode
- The backlight can’t be turned off
- Don’t come with any extra measurement mode.
- Loose battery compartment door.
- Don’t have any speaker or audio cues.
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Analysis and Test Results
Cold Test with Ice
Hot Test with Cooking Oil
In the Box
Behind the Comparison
Matthew Lee is a writer and editor for HealthyKitchen101. With over 8 years working for various outlets and agencies, specializing in tech review and other subjects of note, such as current affairs.
Tina Pham is a staff writer and reviewer, with five years of experience in the industry. As a passionate amateur home cook, she loves to discover practical cooking solutions, and has made it her mission to bring her findings to every kitchen. Her ultimate goal is making cooking more of a pleasure for all.