Non-Contact Handheld Infrared Thermometer
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Frank Stroupe
Date: 11-05-2007
Provided by: Geeks.com
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Introduction

It's not very often that we get to review stuff here that can also be useful for applications outside of the computer field., but today's review item is one of those rare exceptions. As we all know, heat is the number one enemy of electronics, so keeping a close eye on temperatures is a must, especially for overclockers. Hardware manufacturers and software writers have been catering to our needs for some time now, placing thermal monitoring probes at strategic locations on motherboards (CPU, Chipset, etc) and graphics cards. This is all great news, but what about those other areas that go unmonitored, such as memory chips, capacitors and MOSFET chips? At least one of these locations gets much hotter than most people are aware of. Today we will be looking at the Non-Contact Handheld Infrared Thermometer from Geeks.com



Geeks has provided us with many random computer gadgets in the past, and this product is right up their alley. Most people may not consider a wireless thermometer as a computer tool, but if you think about it, this fits perfectly into your geek toolbox. The thermometer arrived in this clear plastic hanging package. The thermometer is clearly visible through the front of the package, along with mentioning several "everyday" uses for the thermometer. The back of the package shows the opposite side of the thermometer and has a complete list of features and specifications. Below is a list of these features/specs, borrowed from Geeks' website.



The thermometer has a wide range of temperatures that it measures. If anything in your computer exceeds 320 C, you have some serious issues (or a small bonfire!). Continue ahead as we take a look at the package contents and have a closer look at this infrared thermometer...


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