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Rosewill RTMT-12001 Splash-proof (IP54) Adjustable Emissivity 12:1 Infrared Thermometer
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2 out of 5 eggs Better IR thermometer deals out there 03/02/2014

This review is from: Rosewill RTMT-12001 Splash-proof (IP54) Adjustable Emissivity 12:1 Infrared Thermometer

Pros: The adjustable emissivity is a cool feature, though it would be nice if it was more adjustable. Not sure what "splash proof" means, I suppose it is saying that it is not waterproof but slightly water resistant, not sure if this is even a pro.

Cons: The accuracy is really not that good. There are other thermometers that I would go with instead. Seems more complex than need be.

Other Thoughts: Not sure if Newegg has them, I do like Newegg. Fluke would probably be my first choice and a Kintrex second. Check out the models and the specs. If might be quite important the difference in the accuracy range depending upon what you are using this for. In any case I think the quality of those other two brands are the top two anywhere near this price range. IR thermometers will not be accurate on all surfaces. Some will absorb or deflect ending up in an inaccurate measurement. My use for IR thermometers are for automotive uses. In some cases a couple of degrees off does matter, in others not so much. Aside from mechanical uses I also use them to measure tire temperatures to diagnose tire pressure requirements. For more in depth tire measurements a probe tire pyrometer is necessary but for a good one is around $400 but worth it if you are serious about it.
So just ask yourself what you will use your IR thermometer for and check both the accuracy and reviews posted by others, perhaps specifically those that use them for a similar purpose. For this particular model it seems their own less expensive model is more accurate which does not make sense. But I would not be buying this brand myself anyway.

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