Jul 7, 2011
2:08 AM | Posted by Elana | Edit Post
The Talking Non-Contact Thermometer by Thermomedics is a non-invasive way to take your child’s temperature – even while they are sleeping! The only thing the item needs are batteries, which come included, and you're ready to go. There are no disposable covers! It even comes with its own carrying case for easy portability.
The thermometer is also incredibly easy to use. Just aim the unit’s sensor toward the forehead or behind the ear lobe (two inches from the skin) and press the button. It gives you the temperature reading in one second by saying it out loud and displaying it on the screen.
Because the thermometer takes temperature readings without needing to contact the surface, you can use it for more than just fevers. You can use it as a digital thermometer while cooking, too. How about checking the temperature of a child's bath water? Or maybe making sure that a bottle you just warmed up isn't too hot (or too cold)? I even pointed it at a pot on the stove that had just finished cooking, and it told me that the pot was over 160°F.
I bet you're wondering how this possibly works. All living matter releases energy via radiation. The strength of that radiation depends on the temperature of the object/person. The Talking Non-Contact Thermometer uses cutting-edge technology to measure the temperature of a person based on the energy that person is releasing.
I had so much fun pointing this at things and taking temperatures, although I'm not 100% convinced yet of its accuracy...but maybe I just need some practice. The best part was that the twins didn't shirk away from me when I took their temps (except for wanting to use the gadget themselves). When the thermometer beeped and said their temperatures, I got a rousing chorus of "again! again! again!" Later on I had fun taking my husband's temperature, except he was less enthusiastic than the twins. As I said before, I also tested it on a hot pot and even just room air. (Turns out my kitchen is a balmy 80°F.) And now I'm definitely hooked!
One of the best features is that you can calibrate the thermometer to make sure it's giving you the correct temperature reading. If you take your temperature with another method and it doesn't match, you can set this thermometer either up or down to match - and it will keep this setting until you change it again. This helps to correct for things that are different from person to person, such as the thickness of his/her skin.
This is such a fantastic baby thermometer, and I highly recommend it for anyone with kids.
Cost: You can buy the Thermomedics Talking Non-Contact Thermometer from Amazon.com for $34.99.
Overall: We give the Thermomedics Talking Non-Contact Thermometer a 9/10!
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We were sent a Thermomedics Talking Non-Contact Thermometer free of charge for the sole purpose of this review; no other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.