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Did not meet expectations
on 20 November 2014
I bought this product on 02/2014 as it looked reasonably good value given the Amazon photo and features.
I have had experience of working in Laboratories for over 15 years before I became a Manager and have seen and bought a significant amount of these in 5 different jobs.
When I removed the product from the packaging and evaluated its quality and performance I was convinced that I had been sent a different product in error. It's not well built or user friendly and it has a very 'budget feel to it'. It's a lot lighter than I expected.
When I took it to work to test its performance against 'High End' instruments and compared the results to professional instruments that freely provide the information to you online I found that it was not as accurate as I would have expected given the price tag (I paid £6) and it did not generate reproducable results.
After about 2 months it spontaneously stopped working and I ended up giving it to a friend of mine to repair who owed me a few favours. He managed to repair it quite easily and even gave me a 12 pack of new batteries for it.
As I write this review its a fairly cold 11 Deg C and 89% Humidity yet the product says 15.5 Deg C and 67%.
Although I usually heavily research products before I buy and as a result I rarely award a products less than a 4*, my experience with this product suggests that I should award it a low 2* I'm affraid and I therefore cannot recommend it.
I believe that there are similar products available on Amazon for much better value that will perform to a higher standard.