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Braun Digital Ear Thermometer ThermoScan 5 IRT6500 Ear Thermometer for Babies Kids Toddlers and Adults Display is Digital and Accurate Thermometer for Precise Fever Tracking at Home

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.0
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999
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294.84 grams
WEIGHT
230 meters
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Review Summary - 975 recent, verified reviews

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Accuracy
 177
readings, easy to use, thermometer, reading, accurate and easy
+84%
-16%
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" ...  Great product way easier to use than standard thermometers and more accurate  ...  "
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" ...  Fast and accurate .  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy to get the temp but not accurate enough, I tried 3 to 4 times, I got the different numbers.  ...  "
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" ...  Quick and easy to use, used to use oral thermometers and after a while they would stop giving me accurate readings.  ...  "
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" ...  Seems to be very accurate!  ...  "
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" ...  easy to use, but not very accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  I have tried a lot of different types of thermometers, this is by far the easiest and most accurate to use!  ...  "
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" ...  My doctor recommend me sensors like that because use to be more accurate.  ...  "
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Ease of Use
 139
use, easy, accurate, thermometer, quick
+98%
-2%
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" ...  It is easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy and straightforward to use and particularly like it for children.  ...  "
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" ...  I also find it quick and convenient.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome because it is so EASY to use!  ...  "
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" ...  Seems to be very accurate, made well, easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to use  ...  "
Product Reliability
 95
thermometer, stopped working, error, thermometers, years ago
+43%
-57%
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" ...  It stopped working in October, only 2 months after purchasing it. ... My previous one lasted 11 years!  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe some were defective? ... But if you read the one, two, three, and even some of the four star reviews you’ll find the same issue.  ...  "
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" ...  It works really well, but I've had it a little over a month and have used it maybe twice and it's already on the fritz. ... It's blinking saying I need to put a new cap on it, I did that and it still hasn't changed! ... still blinking and not working  ...  "
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" ...  It died after having it just over a year. ... It worked great, but I really needed it today and it failed me.  ...  "
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" ...  stopped working after 3 times.  ...  "
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" ...  After only three uses stopped working correctly.  ...  "
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" ...  I double checked the manual to rule out user error.  ...  "
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" ...  I kept getting POS error on the screen all the time.  ...  "
For Kids
 80
children, thermometer, child, sick, toddler
+84%
-16%
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" ...  Perferct for babys and kids.  ...  "
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" ...  I knew this type of thermometer was very convenient for use with children. ... We recently purchased one for my 88 year old parents.  ...  "
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" ...  I like it, but sometimes I think my kid LOVES it.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well and it's a must have with children in the home.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had many child thermometers but I love this one the most.  ...  "
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" ...  It's really fast to get the temperature of my child.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use- it's nice and fast for a squirmy toddler.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for squirmy kids! ... Even my six year old can use it on her own.  ...  "
Comfort
 54
thermometer, ears, accurate, fits, forehead
+72%
-28%
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" ...  I usually take her temp in both ears twice.  ...  "
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" ...  Ear thermometers are the best!  ...  "
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" ...  It worked for both ear and head.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a wonderful Ear Thermometer and works like a charm, so easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Just make sure you learn how to insert it correctly into the ear.  ...  "
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" ...  Once you learn your machine and test it a few dozen times on your kids you can feel confident knowing you can quickly and accurately collect your data when it counts.  ...  "
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" ...  Best thermometer hands down  ...  "
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" ...  Just make sure this is in the ear properly and it is consistent.  ...  "
Marketplace
 43
shipping, works, thank, works as expected, product
+74%
-26%
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Came as promised!!  ...  "
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" ...  Ships to Australia no problems. ... Much cheaper than what is on offer here.  ...  "
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" ...  UPDATE : seller quickly responded to my communication and replaced the device for free.  ...  "
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" ...  If you are going to buy something online, buy from a well known company, don't go with the no name or never heard of brand and don't trust the reviews so much, I got and threw in the trash 3 thermometers before this one  ...  "
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" ...  Works exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Good product thanks  ...  "
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" ...  amazon is always cheaper than buy directly from stores.  ...  "
Price
 40
money, waste, worth, accurate, worth the price
+78%
-23%
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" ...  It's quite accurate price is good.  ...  "
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" ...  The price is astonishingly low (I think I paid $26) for top quality.  ...  "
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" ...  For the convenience - this cannot be beat.  ...  "
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" ...  It's super value for money.  ...  "
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" ...  This one is worth the trust.  ...  "
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" ...  I just expected more for a such a highly rated product with a higher price tag.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a good price.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the price!  ...  "
Returns
 35
amazon, item, defective, refund, returned
+3%
-97%
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" ...  I wish I would have realized this before the return policy ended.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm trying to return it and discovered that I had to pay for return.  ...  "
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" ...  But I could see how people would think it's broken or defective out of the box and want to return it cause I almost did but decided to try and take the batteries out and put back in the 4th time LOL  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately this item is a NON returnable item so I am stuck with a defective thermometer that never worked from day one.  ...  "
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" ...  I go to return it and Amazon tells me it's ineligible since I've had it past 30 days.  ...  "
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" ...  And when I tried to return it, I received a response that it was not eligible for returns (even though it was just purchased a few weeks ago).  ...  "
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" ...  I went to return it and *surprise! ... * YOU CAN NOT RETURN IT. ... and I can't return it even when it's defective?? ... Luckily, I contacted customer support via chat and although they re-stated that it CANNOT be returned, they did offer me a refund anyway and told me to just dispose of it.  ...  "
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" ...  Even worse, when I attempted to return to Amazon says this product is inelgible for return.  ...  "
Delivery
 29
delivery, box, shipping, fast, product
+69%
-31%
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" ...  Well, same product, same packaging, and serial number  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use fast delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  New and great shape when delivered. ... Delivered in a timely manner.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great- arrived quickly, great price  ...  "
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" ...  No trouble with shipping or delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived when expected and works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Recieved the product today. ... Arrived earlier than posted.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery was really fast.  ...  "
Battery Life
 23
battery, changed, tried, take, long
+43%
-57%
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" ...  Anyway, as mentioned after about 10 uses I now get constant POS, tried several suggestion to remove battery for overnight (talk about inconvenience, when you need it to work most it does not) still POS  ...  "
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" ...  We had to take the batteries out to reset it, like a computer.  ...  "
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" ...  Now when we put new batteries in it, the thermometer drains the batteries down even while it is shut off.  ...  "
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" ...  I tried to replace the batteries, but NO CHANGE.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery is full and changed the filters 7 times on 4 different people and we get POS in reading.  ...  "
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" ...  Replaced batteries and didn’t help.  ...  "
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" ...  I thought the battery was out so i changed it. ... I tried to take the battery out and put it in.  ...  "
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" ...  Tried several sets of batteries with no luck.  ...  "
Overall performance
 22
works, super, fast and easy, far, easy to use
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Good for this price, quiet and fast, feels like real!  ...  "
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" ...  This works really fast.  ...  "
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" ...  works very well -  ...  "
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" ...  Fast reading, non-invasive operation.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to used and fast  ...  "
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" ...  fast testing, closing to real tempreture  ...  "
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" ...  fast and easy  ...  "
Display Clarity
 22
display, screen, wish, temp, read
+50%
-50%
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" ...  But, the display reading is not backlit, so you can't read the temperature unless you are in the sunlight or get out of your sickbed to turn on the overhead light Wish I hadn't bought it or had paid more than $35 to get a quality one.  ...  "
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" ...  Screen doesnt light up at all.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen doesn’t light up, I have to run out of the room when taking the temperature for my kids at night to be able to see the result.  ...  "
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" ...  I wish the screen had a back light, I have to turn on a light to read it.  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing that I would change is to have the screen light up with a backlight as you cannot read the temp if taking it in the dark.  ...  "
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" ...  Cons: The screen is not backlit, it is inconvenient when checking at nighttime in a dark room.  ...  "
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" ...  But this time for some reason the screen starts on and off.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen and light just keep flashing.  ...  "
Build Quality
 19
comes, cheap, well, plastic, little
+74%
-26%
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" ...  After buying 4 different brands and types this one takes the gold!  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with a case and plenty of replacement covers.  ...  "
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" ...  comfortable to handle and comes with a case.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus, this comes with a little holder so you don’t have to worry about a case or a protective cap to lose.  ...  "
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" ...  Don't forget to buy more covers!  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality is absolutely perfect. ... It also has a well designed stand.  ...  "
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" ...  Substantial and quality.  ...  "
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" ...  It does kinda feel cheap, but it works well.  ...  "
Shave Quality
 12
years, works, used, trust, thermometer
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Braun is the best as far as thermometers go.  ...  "
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" ...  The Braun ThermoScan, solved that problem in the first 10 minutes of use.  ...  "
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" ...  We have another Braun thermometer that we have had for 24 YEARS and it still works .  ...  "
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" ...  I prefer this Braun thermometer.  ...  "
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" ...  Braun ThermoScan IRT4520.  ...  "
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" ...  Braun thermometers seem to be the best out there.  ...  "
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" ...  I trust the name Braun.  ...  "
Fit
 11
ear, use, small, right, hard
+73%
-27%
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" ...  Plus, this comes with a little holder so you don’t have to worry about a case or a protective cap to lose.  ...  "
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" ...  It fits my small hands and works great too.  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy to use, small, and fits comfortably in any size ear.  ...  "
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" ...  The thermometer fits nicely in your hand and is not awkward to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Have held up well so far.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that it comes with a snap in holder to protect it and to store the safety covers.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that it fits even in her tiny ears and it won't read if i don't have it positioned properly.  ...  "
Capacity
 10
uses, room, pediatrician, doctors, temp
+100%
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" ...  One of our doctors offices uses this thermometer.  ...  "
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" ...  Got these little suckers for an office .  ...  "
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" ...  I have one for home and one for my classroom.  ...  "
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" ...  in a busy Dr's office.  ...  "
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" ...  Just like we use at the physician's office. ... Great for home use.  ...  "
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" ...  We use them in our doctor's office.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the same as our pediatricians office uses.  ...  "
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" ...  just like the doctors office.  ...  "
Product As Described
 10
works as expected, described, product, exactly, description
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Is as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as stated  ...  "
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" ...  Works as expected  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  The goods was exactly the same as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as expected ... Works as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Works exactly as advertised.  ...  "
Setup
 9
easy to use, use, reviews, read, easy
+78%
-22%
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" ...  It comes with batteries already installed.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to read well written instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple instructions and very easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  I looked at other YouTube reviews and they were using the same way.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a very practical production.  ...  "
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" ...  It is incredibly accurate as far as I have found, as long as you use it right so make sure to follow the instructions.  ...  "
As Gift
 9
bought, sister, one, blar
+100%
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" ...  This was a baby gift.  ...  "
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" ...  This was a gift and the new parents were delighted to get it.  ...  "
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" ...  I was brought this as a gift for my lovely newborn niece.  ...  "
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" ...  I have one of these and love it so I bought one as a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  I have bought many of these to give it as a gift to relatives with new babies.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought as a gift but it is well loved  ...  "
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" ...  I liked this thermometer so much I bought a second as a gift for my sister and her baby.  ...  "
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" ...  I also purcahsed another one as a gift to my friend.  ...  "
Lens
 9
filters, batteries, used, tried, reset
+33%
-67%
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" ...  It comes assembled so I know I didn’t misplace the lens: the lens magnifies my kid’s ear canal not her ear drum.  ...  "
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" ...  Tried everything - replacing new batteries, new lens, reset, but nothing worked.  ...  "
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" ...  We have changed the batteries, changed the lens cover, nothing works.  ...  "
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" ...  I tried new lens caps, guess what?  ...  "
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" ...  I changed the lenses according to the "Solutions" on the instruction booklet but it still didn't work.  ...  "
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" ...  A blinking message appears - seeming to hint at a need to replace the lens filter - it won't go away, even after changing the batteries, replacing the lens filters and trying to reset it.  ...  "
User Manual
 8
manual, however, error, user, use
+50%
-50%
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" ...  I double checked the manual to rule out user error.  ...  "
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" ...  Difficult to understand -instructions are not good  ...  "
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" ...  We did a TON of troubleshooting with the manual and with online experts and it was unable to be resolved.  ...  "
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" ...  However, it kept giving me POS error although I have been using it as the instruction.  ...  "
Software Platform
 8
pos, user, time, system, still
-100%
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" ...  This thermometer was great the first few times used and then started giving me the 1888 system error.  ...  "
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" ...  I double checked the manual to rule out user error.  ...  "
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" ...  Got error code “POS” and despite doing everything to troubleshoot it that I found online and in the manual (new cover, hard reset, new batteries, remove batteries over night, hold still while using, etc.)  ...  "
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" ...  I used this product only 3 times, but now it shows P05 error and can't be fixed in China.  ...  "
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" ...  It always popped up "POS" error and i couldn't figure why.  ...  "
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" ...  However, it kept giving me POS error although I have been using it as the instruction.  ...  "
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" ...  I kept getting POS error on the screen all the time.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 8
used, received, opened, maybe, ordered
+25%
-75%
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" ...  The seller is trying to sell defective items!  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe some were defective?  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered the Thermoscan IRT6500 and received a defective unit.  ...  "
Controls
 7
button, turn, light, hard, beep
+43%
-57%
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" ...  But, the display reading is not backlit, so you can't read the temperature unless you are in the sunlight or get out of your sickbed to turn on the overhead light Wish I hadn't bought it or had paid more than $35 to get a quality one.  ...  "
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" ...  1 press the power button to make it power off then power on - it doest work  ...  "
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" ...  If you are hard of hearing you may not be able to hear the beep when you are to take the device out of your ear.  ...  "
Scan Quality
 6
accurate, thermometer, scanning, scanner, well
+100%
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" ...  It is very simply to use, simply power on, and scan.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the tympanic over the temporal scanners.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and more accurate than oral or forehead scanning thermometers.  ...  "
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" ...  We really prefer this type of thermometer to the forehead scanner - we find its more accurate, and great for kids that squirm as well as adults.  ...  "
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" ...  Your mom's old "back of the hand to the forehead" scan is 10 times more accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  so much easier than a standard thermometer and more accurate than a tempera l scanner  ...  "
Hair
 6
thermometer, ear, digital, baby, always
+100%
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" ...  Braun digital ear is good thermometer .i always make sure my baby fever  ...  "
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" ...  Braun Digital Ear Thermometer Suitable for Baby, Infants, Toddlers, and Adults, ThermoScan5 IRT6500 This is a great item that works quickly and is embarrassingly easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had a few Braun ear thermometers and they are all always great.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the 3rd Braun Ear Thermometer we've purchased in 8 years.  ...  "
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" ...  Both recommended this model Braun ear thermometer, so I followed their suggestion.  ...  "
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" ...  I trust the name Braun.  ...  "
Features
 5
wish, model, use, thermometer, degree
+60%
-40%
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" ...  You can switch between degree Celsius and degree fahrenheit and it has an little led light.  ...  "
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" ...  This is how a thermometer should function.  ...  "
Design
 5
good, design, color, cheap
+100%
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" ...  It does kinda feel cheap, but it works well.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s very correct and detail.  ...  "
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" ...  Its a new design.  ...  "
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" ...  Other wise, good design.  ...  "
Keyboard
 4
backlit, backlight, display, button
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Would be perfect if it had a backlight  ...  "
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" ...  Backlit display would have been even better  ...  "
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" ...  Great product,easily to use,screen is backlit by pressing any button.i would definitely buy it again.  ...  "
Cooling
 4
degree, temp, takes, one, temperatures
+75%
-25%
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" ...  (It said my sons temperature was 78 degrees).  ...  "
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" ...  Takes temp in seconds  ...  "
Storage
 4
nice, keep, case, came, covers
+75%
-25%
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" ...  It came with a nice storage case and a few covers.  ...  "
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" ...  I am happy that it came with extra tips and a convenient storage case.  ...  "
For Running
 3
fever
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Basically it's just convenient and you can tell if you're running a fever or not.  ...  "
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" ...  We currently have influenza a running wild in my home.  ...  "
Lagging
 3
works, takes
+100%
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" ...  Fast reading within seconds!  ...  "
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" ...  works like a charm in seconds  ...  "
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" ...  It also takes a quick temp in less than 2 seconds.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 3
light, work
-100%
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" ...  Only two stars because I have to use the plastic covers for it to work and the screen doesn’t have a back light.  ...  "
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" ...  Stick to the glass kind!  ...  "
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" ...  But this time for some reason the screen starts on and off.  ...  "
Cleaning
 3
use, thermometer, new, etc, dust
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I just gently wipe the cover off with a clean tissue after each use, and change it when it doesn't look new anymore.  ...  "
Night Photography
 3
see, light, temp, taking, middle
+100%
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" ...  It would be nice if the screen lit up so when you take the temp in night light setting you don’t have to have a light on to see the black numbers.  ...  "
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" ...  Just something so you can see when taking temp in the middle of the night.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to use, wish it come with back lights for night time  ...  "
Water Resistance
 3
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I'm going to start purchasing one for each friend or family that has a baby shower!  ...  "
Size
 3
small, quick, good, fits
+100%
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" ...  It fits my small hands and works great too.  ...  "
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" ...  I also find it quick and convenient.  ...  "

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Specifications

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Weight:  294.84 grams
Size:  230 meters