07/12/2013

Brother Max Non-Contact Thermometer - Review


We were recently asked if we would like to review the new Brother Max non-contact digital thermometer and being intrigued I said yes of course. Ideal for the whole family, it is also especially good for babies and young children who may not comply having their temperature taken another way. The thermometer looks pleasing to the eye and has some great features, including it's ergonomic shape, easy to read digital screen, a forehead verses ambient room temperature function, a 'traffic light' colour system denoting a red, amber or green screen dependent on the temperature reading and of course the fact it is used without any contact with the recipient. It comes supplied with 2 x AAA batteries and has an auto-shut off feature. A really nifty innovative bit of kit. The monkeys are OK at having their temperature taken as a rule. We usually use an in ear thermometer, but this appeals to me as it's unobtrusive, very quick and easy to use. It fits comfortably in the hand and also holds the last 19 readings in its memory. There are other great features too.

You literally have to hold the thermometer in front of the forehead for a few seconds until you hear a bleep when the reading is taken. 
My only reservation would be it's accuracy. Little monkey has actually been unwell this past week with a cold and temperature. I used this several times throughout the week to check his temperature and the one time I used our in-ear thermometer there was a difference in the reading. I'm sure this is normal as it's non contact but my husband was concerned the reading could be misleading. 
Overall I was very happy with this and would consider buying one for it's ease of use and versatility. I'm just not 100% certain of it's accuracy. The monkeys were definitely keen to have their temperatures taken with it that's for sure!
The Brother Max Non-Contact Forehead & Room Digital Thermometer is available Boots and Amazon with a RSP of £39.99.

*I was sent this product for review purposes. All opinions and thoughts are my own*
**The following is a quote from Brother Max**
"Brother Max Non-Contact Forehead & Room Thermometer is accurate to 0.2° when used correctly. It is not uncommon to obtain different readings between ear and forehead, as ear readings reflect internal temperature whilst forehead is external. However many children and adults don’t want to have a probe put in their ear, either because they just feel uncomfortable with it, or maybe because they are ill and their ear hurts, so forehead readings provide a convenient alternative. Also note that other thermometer brands may be calibrated to a different range or format when comparing readings between them so a slight difference in readings may occur."







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