By Andrew Liszewski
I’ve always wanted to play with a touch-free infrared thermometer but for maybe 5 minutes of fun I could never justify buying one. Thankfully this keychain sized version works just like its larger counterparts but without the larger price tag.
By measuring infrared radiation, the MicroTemp thermometer can tell you the temperature of any surface with the touch of a button. Lightweight and portable, it’s useful for lots of do-it-yourself projects, including PC maintenance, automotive inspection, HVAC applications, food prep, metallurgy and much more.
Given its size and price the keychain thermometer can measure a pretty wide range of temperatures from -27 degrees F to 230 degrees F with an accuracy of +/- 4.5 degrees F. A simple LCD displays the current temperature measurement and it’s powered by 2 LR44 batteries.
It’s currently available from X-Treme Geek for only $24.95.