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Kizen LaserPro LP300 vs Smart Sensor AS530 Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

On the fence about whether to pick the Kizen LaserPro LP300 or the Smart Sensor AS530? This detailed comparison can help you choose.

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Kizen LaserPro LP300

Smart Sensor AS530 Infrared Thermometer

Kizen LaserPro LP300 vs Smart Sensor AS530 Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

Both the Kizen LaserPro LP300 and the Smart Sensor AS530 fall into the category of low-performing thermometers in our database. The Kizen LaserPro LP300 receives a total performance score of 5.2, while the Smart Sensor AS530 fares even worse with a failing score of 4.8.

At first glance, the Kizen infrared thermometer has an advantage over the Smart Sensor based on these scores alone.

However, as we delve deeper into the comparison, the Kizen continues to outshine the Smart Sensor in design and usability. It boasts a sturdy, ruggedized housing and a bright LCD screen. Its usability is commendable, featuring a textured grip that ensures comfortable use, even with wet hands.

While the Smart Sensor AS530 performs better in the design and usability aspects than its performance test results, it still falls far behind the Kizen.

Taking all of these factors into consideration, if you must choose between these two options, the Kizen LaserPro LP300 is the recommended choice. However, it's worth noting that given their similarly low performance; there are better models available in our database that can provide more accurate readings.

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
  • Well-built and rugged design
  • Textured handgrip for easier handling when hands are wet
  • Tactile trigger
  • Very bright laser emitter
  • Mediocre measurement accuracy
  • Doesn’t have many measurement mode
  • The backlight can’t be turned off
  • Bad measurement accuracy
  • Doesn’t come with extra measuring modes

Key Specs

Dimensions
L4 x W1.77 x H5.9 inches
L3.74 x W1 .61 x H6 inches
Weight
4.86 ounces
5.43 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD panel
Backlit LCD panel
Measurement modes
1
0
Audio cues
Yes
Yes
Temperature range
-58°F to 1,122°F (-50°C to 600°C)
-26°F to 1,022°F (-32°C to 550°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$21.95
$20.07

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.2
4.8

Cold Test with Ice

8.4
2.6
KIZEN Infrared Thermometer Cold Test
A reviewer is using the Kizen LaserPro LP300  at a distance of 12 inches to measure the surface temperature of an ice bath. The screen reads 30.4°F.
A reviewer is using the Kizen LaserPro LP300 at a distance of 16 inches to measure the surface temperature of an ice bath. The screen reads 31.3°F.
Smart Sensor AS530 Infrared Thermometer Cold Test
The Smart Sensor AS530 measures the temperature of an ice bath from 12 inches away. The screen displays 37.9°F.
The Smart Sensor AS530 measures the temperature of the ice bath from 16 inches away. The screen reads 39.2°F.
Ice Temperature
32°F
32°F
Temperature at 12”
30.4°F
37.9°F
Temperature at 16”
31.3°F
39.2°F

Hot Test with Cooking Oil

3.1
6.2
KIZEN Infrared Thermometer Hot Test
A reviewer is using the Kizen LaserPro LP300 at a distance of 12 inches to measure the surface temperature of a pan of hot oil. The screen reads 378°F.
A reviewer is using the Kizen LaserPro LP300 at a distance of 16 inches to measure the surface temperature of a pan of hot oil. The screen reads 374°F.
Smart Sensor AS530 Infrared Thermometer Hot Test
The Smart Sensor AS530 measures the temperature of an oil vat from 12 inches away. The screen reads 372°F.
The Smart Sensor AS530 measures the temperature of an oil vat from 16 inches away. The screen reads 366.6°F.
Oil Temperature
361°F
361°F
Temperature at 12”
378°F
372°F
Temperature at 16”
374°F
366.6°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
8.6

In the Box

The Kizen LaserPro LP300 lying on its side in the center of the frame. To the left is the shipping box, to the right a pack of AAA batteries, and underneath are user manuals and paperwork.
The Smart Sensor AS530 IR thermometer is in the center, with user manual and batteries to the left, and the plastic packaging to the right.

Dimensions

The dimensions of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer. The length is 4 inches, the width is 1.77 inches, and the height is 5.9 inches.
The dimensions of the Smart Sensor AS530. The length is 3.74 inches, the width is 1.61 inches, and the height is 6 inches.
Weight
4.9 oz (138 g)
5.4 oz (154 g)
Length
4.0" (10.2 cm)
3.7" (9.5 cm)
Width
1.8" (4.5 cm)
1.6" (4.1 cm)
Height
5.9" (15.0 cm)
6.0" (15.2 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
8.5
Smart Sensor AS530 Infrared Thermometer Build Quality Video
The side profile of the Smart Sensor AS530, including the top section, the trigger, and the top half of the handle. An orange label with the product’s name is visible.

Laser Emitter

9.0
9.5
The red single-dot laser from the laser emitter of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 on the wall of a dark room.
The red single-dot laser from the laser emitter of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 on the wall of a dark room.
The laser emitter and the IR sensor of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer
The red laser dot of the Smart Sensor AS530 IR thermometer’s laser emitter in a dark room.
The red laser dot of the Smart Sensor AS530 IR thermometer’s laser emitter in a dark room.
The IR sensor and the small laser emitter at the front of the Smart Sensor AS530 IR thermometer.
Laser Pattern
Single-dot
Single-dot
Brightness
Good
Good

Display Panel

9.0
8.0
The blue backlit LCD display panel of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer.
The backlit LCD screen of the Smart Sensor AS530. The screen currently reads 82.8°F.
Display Type
Backlit LCD panel
Backlit LCD
Backlight
Yes
Yes
Display Size
1.18
1.18

Battery Compartment

The opened battery compartment of the Kizen LaserPro LP300, two AAA batteries have already been installed inside.
The Smart Sensor AS530 with the battery compartment door opened and two AAA batteries to the right.
Battery Type
AAA
AAA

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.2
5.8

Handling

9.0
8.5
The Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer in the white-gloved hand of a reviewer.
The Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer in the white-gloved hand of a reviewer.
The textured handgrip of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer.
The gloved hand of a reviewer holding and using the Smart Sensor AS530 IR thermometer to measure the temperature of a toaster oven.
The gloved hand of a reviewer holding and using the Smart Sensor AS530 IR thermometer to measure the temperature of a toaster oven.
A close-up of the textured handgrip of the Smart Sensor AS530
A close-up of the textured handgrip of the Smart Sensor AS530

Measurement Modes

3.0
0.0
Emissivity
0.10-1.00
No
Average Mode
No
No
Min Mode
No
No
Max Mode
No
No
Calibration
No
No
Alarm Mode
No
No

Audio Cues

9.0
8.0
The speaker holes and the control panel of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer.

Behind the Comparison

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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.

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Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.

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