Brother Max Non-Contact Digital Thermometer - Review

Tuesday, 26 November 2013
I've previously mentioned there is nothing worse than a child who's sick, let alone a sick child that won't let you touch them or take their temperature. When you ring NHS direct you always get asked 'What's their temperature?' Normally I'm the parent acting Dumb when we can't get a reading.
Recently we were contacted by Brother Max to see if we would like to review their new Non-Contact Digital Thermometer. I agreed and wondered if this would give accurate readings
being non-contact.

'As some little ones don’t like to be disturbed to have their temperature taken, especially when they are asleep, the Brother Max Non-Contact Thermometer allows you to take a touch-free forehead temperature reading! Simply hold close to the forehead and press the button for a fast and accurate digital temperature reading to 0.2º in just 1 second. For easy reference, the temperature range alert light will display red, orange or green to indicate if the temperature is in the normal, raised or high range. As this thermometer doesn’t touch the skin, there is no need to use probe covers.'
I found the design of the thermometer very eye catching and when holding it was very easy to hold with a good grip. Aside from this, it is a non-contact thermometer which you simply hold close to the forehead and press for a reading also meaning the thermometer requires no probes. . The part of this I particularly liked was the temperature display works on a 'traffic light' basis; showing red, amber and green dependant on your child's temperature. If you like me you will find this perfect as I can never remember what is classed as 'normal' range so I do like this visual reassurance. There is also a back-light display so perfect for those night-time temperature readings when you need to keep check and not disturb them. Keeping with the non-disturbance, there is also a mute button which can mute the beep to save disturbing your children. Temperature can be shown in either Celsius or Fahrenheit which is easy to switch between.
The thermometer has a memory feature and can store a previous 19 readings which is handy for tracking how your child's temperature is progressing. As well as being a body thermometer you can also use this device as a room thermometer.

The thermometer is priced at £39.99 and requires 2 x AAA batteries to work which are s
upplied. 'The battery level is shown on the display to indicate when this needs replacing. With an auto shut-off feature to conserve battery life. Highly energy efficient with exceptionally long battery life.'
   Disclaimer: We received this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and truly honest.

1 comment

  1. Having a non-contact thermometer like this is something that we should be thankful for. This handy device is really useful. I'm sure that everyone knows it.



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