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SOVARCATE HS960D Manual vs. Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

Wondering what to choose between the Sovarcate HS960D and the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 IR thermometer? Here’s our side-by-side comparison.

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Sovarcate HS960D Digital

SOVARCATE HS960D Manual vs. Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

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From the start, the Sovarcate HS960D stands out as the best choice. Not only does it offer superior measurement accuracy, but it also boasts a better design and provides a more user-friendly experience.

To be more specific, our benchmark awards the Sovarcate HS960D a score of 6.7 out of 10. While it may not be the highest score in our database, it certainly surpasses the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080, which received a failing score of 4.1 out of 10.

The Etekcity thermometer failed the hot test with oil due to its wildly inaccurate measurements. It got an abysmal score of 1.63 out of 10 in that test segment.

In terms of design, the Sovarcate HS960D excels. With its rugged construction, colored LCD panel, and bright laser emitter, it easily outshines the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080, which is made from less durable, smooth plastic.

Regarding usability, both models offer the same number of measurement modes. However, the Sovarcate HS960D has the advantage of a built-in speaker, unlike the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080. The Etekcity thermometer has some build quality issues that can affect its usability, such as a metallic clicky noise in the trigger.

If you have to pick one thermometer out of these two, pick the Sovarcate HS960D: it’s better in almost every respect than the Etekcity.

Pros & Cons

  • Decently accurate and reliable performance
  • Rugged and well-built housing
  • Bright, single-dot laser emitter
  • Brightly-lit colored LCD VA screen panel
  • Has a speaker
  • Textured handgrip and tactile trigger make the thermometer easy and comfortable to use
  • The handle is textured and has indents that improve the user’s grip
  • Doesn’t come with many measurement modes
  • Poor accuracy on the hot test with cooking oil
  • Metallic clicky sound in the trigger seems to suggest a manufacturing defect

Key Specs

L4.3 x W1.81 x H6.3 inches
L3.9 x W1.57 x H6.3 inches
5.58 ounces
4.59 ounces
Display type
Color LCD VA panel
Backlit LCD panel
Measurement modes
Audio cues
Temperature range
-58°F to 1112°F(-50℃ to 600℃)
-58°F to 1,130°F (-50°C to 610°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication

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