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SOVARCATE HS960D vs Kizen LaserPro LP300 Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

Wondering what to pick between the Sovarcate HS960D and the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer? Take a look at our side-by-side comparison!

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Sovarcate HS960D Digital

Kizen LaserPro LP300

SOVARCATE HS960D vs Kizen LaserPro LP300 Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

The Sovarcate HS960D outshines the Kizen LaserPro LP300 in every aspect, making it a more enticing option. With an impressive measurement accuracy score of 6.7 out of 10 in our benchmark, the HS960D surpasses the competition. In contrast, the Kizen thermometer falls short with a mere 5.2 out of 10, failing to pass the hot test involving cooking oil and receiving a disappointing 3.1 out of 10 scores in this particular test segment.

Regarding design, both models are on par with each other. However, the Sovarcate HS960D has a slight advantage over the Kizen LaserPro LP300. It features a slightly brighter laser emitter and display, adding to its appeal.

In terms of usability, both models are equally user-friendly. They offer good handling and have a decently loud speaker. However, it's worth noting that they only come with a single measurement mode, which may be limiting for some people.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance70% Design20% Usability10% ScoreOverall 70%Performance 20%Design 10%UsabilitySovarcate HS960D Di...Kizen LaserPro LP3007.36.79.57.26.25.29.37.2
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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
  • 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
  • Doesn’t come with many measurement modes
  • Mediocre measurement accuracy
  • Doesn’t have many measurement mode
  • The backlight can’t be turned off

Key Specs

Dimensions
L4.3 x W1.81 x H6.3 inches
L4 x W1.77 x H5.9 inches
Weight
5.58 ounces
4.86 ounces
Display type
Color LCD VA panel
Backlit LCD panel
Measurement modes
1
1
Audio cues
Yes
Yes
Temperature range
-58°F to 1112°F(-50℃ to 600℃)
-58°F to 1,122°F (-50°C to 600°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$24.03
$21.95

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.7
5.2

Cold Test with Ice

8.4
8.4
SOVARCATE HS960D Infrared Thermometer Cold Test
The Sovarcate HS960D measuring the temperature of an ice chest from 12 inches away. The screen reads 30.2°F.
The Sovarcate HS960D measuring the temperature of an ice chest from 16 inches away. The screen reads 30.7°F.
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.
Ice Temperature
32°F
32°F
Temperature at 12”
30.2°F
30.4°F
Temperature at 16”
30.7°F
31.3°F

Hot Test with Cooking Oil

5.6
3.1
SOVARCATE HS960D Infrared Thermometer Hot Test
The Sovarcate HS960D measuring the temperature of a pan of cooking oil from 12 inches away. The screen reads 373°F.
The Sovarcate HS960D measuring the temperature of a pan of cooking oil from 16 inches away. The screen reads 369°F.
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.
Oil Temperature
361°F
361°F
Temperature at 12”
373°F
378°F
Temperature at 16”
369°F
374°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.5
9.3

In the Box

The Sovarcate HS960D in the center of the frame. To the left of the IR thermometer are the user manual and the batteries, and to the right is the plastic packaging.
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.

Dimensions

The dimensions of the Sovarcate HS960D. The height is 6.3 inches, the length is 4.3 inches, and the width is 1.81 inches.
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.
Weight
5.6 oz (158 g)
4.9 oz (138 g)
Length
4.3" (10.9 cm)
4.0" (10.2 cm)
Width
1.8" (4.6 cm)
1.8" (4.5 cm)
Height
6.3" (16.0 cm)
5.9" (15.0 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
9.5
SOVARCATE HS960D Infrared Thermometer Build Quality video
The Sovarcate HS960D lying on its side on a slate grey concrete table top.

Laser Emitter

9.5
9.0
The bright red single-dot laser beam of the Sovarcate HS960D IR thermometer in a dark room.
The bright red single-dot laser beam of the Sovarcate HS960D IR thermometer in a dark room.
The laser emitter and the IR sensor of the Sovarcate HS960D IR thermometer.
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
Laser Pattern
Single-dot
Single-dot
Brightness
Good
Good

Display Panel

9.5
9.0
The colored LCD VA display panel of the Sovarcate HS960D. The screen reads 27.3°C and is in HOLD mode.
The blue backlit LCD display panel of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer.
Display Type
Color LCD VA panel
Backlit LCD panel
Backlight
Yes
Yes
Display Size
1.18
1.18

Battery Compartment

The battery compartment of the Sovarcate HS960D is opened. The user manual is to the right of the IR thermometer. Both are lying on a slate grey concrete table top.
The opened battery compartment of the Kizen LaserPro LP300, two AAA batteries have already been installed inside.
Battery Type
AAA
AAA

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.2
7.2

Handling

9.0
9.0
The SOVARCATE HS960D Infrared Thermometer in the gloved hand of a reviewer against a blurry blue backdrop with a pitcher.
The SOVARCATE HS960D Infrared Thermometer in the gloved hand of a reviewer against a blurry blue backdrop with a pitcher.
The indents on the textured handgrip of the Sovarcate HS960D IR thermometer.
The black, textured plastic backside of the Sovarcate HS960D’s handgrip.
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.

Measurement Modes

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

Audio Cues

9.0
9.0
The control panel and the speaker holes on the Sovarcate HS960D IR thermometer. The button reads “°C/°F”, “EMS”, and symbol for the laser light.
The speaker holes and the control panel of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer.

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